Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Book Review: The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball (A Mercy Falls Novel)

This is the 3rd book in the Mercy Falls series, it is a stand alone book, but I can tell you that the first two books are quite an enjoyable read!

ABOUT THE BOOK(From the back cover)

It is the dawn of a new century and Olivia Stewart is heiress to an empire.  Her family numbers among the Four Hundred -  those considered the wealthiest and most distinguished in America.  Unfortunately their wealth has nearly disappeared, and now their security rests upon the Stewart daughters' marrying well.

Olivia's sister, Eleanor, was engaged to Harrison Bennett, one of the nation's wealthiest men, but has since died.  Now the pressure is on Olivia to take her place, despite her suspicions about Eleanor's fiance.  Using her family's long - forgotten English title, Olivia travels to Mercy Falls, California, as Lady Devonworth, hoping to learn more before committing to marriage.  There she finds that Eleanor's death was no accident.  And Harrison is not hte man she thought he would be.

When Mercy Falls holds a charity ball masquerade to raise funds for the new lighthouse, secrets - and truths long hidden - will be revealed.  But can Harrison really love Olivia when he finds her true identity?  Can she live with the repercussions of failing her family, or will she finally realize that nothing - not money, family, or romance - will ever compare to God's unconditional love?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, Olivia is one girl who does what she feels regardless of what high society may think of her antics.  She is open, thoughtful and has a heart of gold.  I loved how the author mixes playfulness along with drama and adventure, you're never sure which way the plot is going to turn.  I must admit that I did figure out the culprit(s) in the story long before they were revealed, but that did not take away from the story line, it was still a fun read!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from the B and B Media Group


1 comment:

  1. Oh, oh! This is right up my alley!


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