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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

THE LIGHTKEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Colleen Coble

THE LIGHTKEEPER'S DAUGHTER
Author: Colleen Coble
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595542671
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595542670
SYNOPSIS:
At a lavish estate in Mercy Falls, California, Addie Sullivan finds danger—and quite possibly the love of her life.
Growing up as the lightkeeper’s daughter on a remote island at the turn of the century, Addie Sullivan has lived a hardscrabble life. When a long-lost and wealthy relative finds her and enlists her to work as a governess at a lavish estate, she hopes to discover the truth of her heritage. But at Eaton Hall, nothing is as it seems. Not the idyllic family she hoped for, not the child she was hired to help, not even the aloof man she’s immediately attracted to. Soon she must turn for help to Lieutenant John North, a man who views her with suspicion.
As Addie edges closer to the truth, danger threatens even as her romance with John blossoms and together they unravel a decades-old mystery. As Addie faces down her enemy, she discovers that faith in her one true Father is all she needs.

MY THOUGHTS:
I have never read any book by this author before.  The synopsis though captured my attention and I decided to give it a chance. 

I was disappointed in it.  The romance is predictable and kind of childish.  The plot was not interesting at all to me.  I just found myself not caring what happened to any of the characters in the book.  

The suspense on the other hand was well written.  The mystery kept me reading it until the end.  To me, the mystery is what saved this book from ending up in my Did Not Finish pile.  I liked how the writer kept you guessing on the suspense, so it made it to where you had to keep reading if you wanted to find out.  

Not a book I would re read or keep on my bookshelves, but okay if you like historical romance with suspense.  I am still on the fence on whether I would read another book by this author though.

MY RATING:


 
  A Decent Read.

Has Some Drawbacks Though.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Honesty is the best policy! Good review.

February 2, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Anna ♥ said...

Aww, nothing sadder than a disappointing read. D: I love the cover and synopsis though, it looks like an interesting read.

February 2, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

Too bad, it did sound pretty interesting. Thanks for the honest review. And it happens to me all the time-good review.

February 2, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

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