It isn’t polite to eavesdrop. And not only that it isn’t safe. Katie Russell had a comfortable life before she threw etiquette to the wind and listened in on something she shouldn’t have. The daughter of an influential family with a good marriage and future already lined out Katie had taken a job as a telephone operator, not because she needed the money, but because she enjoyed it. But wouldn’t you know it, some dingbat has to come along and take all the joy out of the job. With her friend likely murdered, her father’s mysterious suicide attempt and the town overtaken by smallpox Katie has very few people to turn to when her life is threatened. With the exception of the new lighthouse keeper that is. Soon the pair embark on an adventure involving pirates, long-buried secrets and shame. As everything threatens to come to light Katie is mortified over what she learns. But is too late to turn back the clock?
It’s beyond a doubt – the fathers of Mercy Falls are all a bunch of corrupt heathens. In The Lightkeeper’s Daughter we saw how Addie’s father tried to kill her. In The Lightkeeper’s Bride we find a very tangled web of deceit and shame in which Katie’s father is tied up in. What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Mwhahaha! Okay, I’ll try to be serious now. Down to the nitty-gritty! Again Colleen Coble managed to write a tale of suspense and mystery. A Christian historical mystery – how cool is that?! And such as the case was with the first book I had the culprits guessed all wrong. I suspected those who were innocent and those who I thought semi-innocent were downright guilty. I mean we’re talking hand-caught-in-the-cookie-jar G-U-I-L-T-Y. I should have bought this series long ago. Hang the cost. Ms. Coble’s talent with the pen is flabbergasting and I can only hope that I will one day achieve such skill. The story kept me on the edge of my seat. I dare you to try and read this book in one sitting. On the downside there are some characters we might consider unwholesome and therefore this should not be considered a family read although, mercifully, the author didn’t go into detail.
DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” we would like to note that we have not received compensation for our book review of “The Lightkeeper’s Bride”.