Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On My Nightstand - The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Colleen Coble

Addie Sullivan and her mother struggle to keep body and soul together as lightkeepers in northern California. Her father's death and her mother's ambivalence toward her make for a sad life.

A stranger appears on their doorstep, injured from a storm. Addie doesn't know what to think when he declares she's really Julia Eaton, the daughter feared dead by her rich family.

Due to some questions, she decides to keep her identity a secret. She travels to the Eaton home and applies for a position as a governess. There she finds love with a widower, but will they have a chance for that happily-ever-after ending?

Mystery and intrigue follow Addie, threaten her life, and the lives of those she loves. Someone doesn't like Julia Eaton intruding on their territory.

Multi-published author, Colleen Coble, creates a historical tale laced with danger. In my humble opinion, I'm pretty good at disciphering mysteries, but she had me stumped.

This book is a winner on all fronts. Colleen's books always find their way onto my Wish List.


12 comments:

Diane said...

The cover art is lovely and it sounds like a great book. :O)

Lynn said...

I agree with Diane. The cover is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for bringing another story to my attention Susan!

Rhonda Schrock said...

I love mysteries! Must've been a good one if you couldn't figure it out. That takes a really good author, doesn't it?

Wednesday waves to you, my friend,

Rhonda

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

I enjoyed the book. Colleen is a multi-published author, and I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn -

You're welcome. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

Yes, it takes an excellent author to hide the guilty party.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

I'm glad you're helping to get the word out about this book. I really enjoyed it!

Karen Lange said...

Sounds interesting! I've read Colleen's work before and enjoyed it. May have to check this one out. Thanks!
Blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Cindy -

Thanks for seconding my recommendation. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I'll be reading many more of Colleen's books. She's becoming a favorite author.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Sassy Granny ... said...

I love a combination of adventure and mystery. I suppose it's why I enjoy the A&E channel and their forensics programming. Perhaps it's due to some latent need to be a detective myself.

Your book reviews always peak my interest, Susan, making it tough to decide which ones to actually dig into. I'm probably going to have to have this one!

Hugs,
Kathleen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen -

Isn't it wonderful that through books we can indulge our fantasies to become world travelers, detectives, etc.? Reading is a skill that can open so many doors.

Blessings,
Susan :)