Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"The Lightkeeper's Bride" Book Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Lightkeeper's Bride
Thomas Nelson (October 19, 2010)
Colleen Coble

I love it when I can read book #2 in a series without reading the first one and I don't feel like I missed anything, but I also know that if I went back and read book #1 that I would love it. That is what happened with The Lightkeeper's Bride.
Katie is a fun, quirky heroine that gets her nose into someone else's business when she overhears a conversation because of her job as a telephone operator. She decides to follow up on the conversation herself and stumbles into a situation where there is an abandoned baby and she decides she needs to care for it. The new lightkeeper in town stumbles into the same situation and decides he should look out for the baby since he is beginning to think that the baby may be his niece. Eventually they decide to care for baby Jennie together at the Lighthouse (there is a smallpox epidemic sweeping through town) and need a chaperone so Lady Carrington joins them. Take this and add in pirates, looted gold, mystery and a dose of suspense and you have a wonderful book by Colleen Coble. There was only one bad thing about this book - now I have to go buy book #1 (The Lightkeeper's Daughter) because if this one was good I can only imagine that the first one was as well!


Author Colleen Coble’s thirty-five novels and novellas have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA, the Holt Medallion, the ACFW Book of the Year, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, the Booksellers Best, and the 2009 Best Books of Indiana-Fiction award. She writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail and love begin with a happy ending.

A word from Colleen: God has been faithful, though the path has not been easy. Nothing worth doing is ever easy. God wouldn’t let me give up, and I like to think the struggle made me stronger. God has given me so much in my life, most importantly my great family, a loving church family at New Life Baptist Church, and my wonderful publishing family at Nelson Books.


A thrilling romantic mystery set in the lush Victorian age.

Central Operator Katie Russell's inquisitive ways have just uncovered her parents' plan for her marriage to wealthy bachelor Bartholomew Foster. Her heart is unmoved, but she knows the match will bring her family status and respectability.

Then Katie overhears a phone conversation that makes her uneasy and asks authorities to investigate. But the caller is nowhere to be found. Mysterious connections arise between the caller and a ship lost at sea.

Against propriety, Katie questions the new lighthouse keeper, Will Jesperson. Then a smallpox epidemic forces their quarantine in his lighthouse. Though of low social status, Will's bravery and kindness remove Katie's suspicion and win her love. Katie and Will together work to solve the mystery of the missing girl and the lost ship as God gives the couple the desire of their hearts.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lightkeeper's Bride, go HERE.


Colleen Coble said...

Thanks so much for a great review!

Anonymous said...

Lighthouses are fascinating, add a mystery and a romance and this equals a great story.