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book cover

book cover

Few books leave me in tears like this book did at the end—happy tears, but tears. This is not my typical genre, but I am so glad I picked this book up. M.L. Stedman has a way with words! She was able to make me feel as I knew these characters, really knew them.

This book has it all: intrigue, humor, redemption, betrayal, kidnapping and just enough information about lighthouses and lighthouse keepers to make it interesting and authentic. Along the way one falls in love with the characters.

I was hooked in the first chapter and almost dismayed when she did back story in subsequent chapters, but in hindsight, it was necessary to build up the characters and make them “real.” The book seems to have three parts—an almost idyllic happy time, a dark period and redemption. I won’t say more than that for fear of giving too much away. I almost gave up at the beginning of what I’m calling the dark–period, but I’m glad I persevered, as the redemption was more than satisfying.

If you get a chance, pick this book up, you won’t be disappointed.