When Caroline Taylor’s father dies in a boating accident, Caroline takes up his job as lighthouse keeper with the efficiency of one well-learned and experienced the ways of a keeper. But her gender is about to become her downfall when an official gives her a date to be out of the light in order to make room for a newcomer, Ryan Chambers. Upon meeting Ryan, Caroline is both intrigued and annoyed, especially when one morning she finds him completely incapable of taking care of the light. Despite their differences Ryan offers Caroline and her four siblings a home at the light for the time being, an offer Caroline soon comes to reconsider when strange things begin happening at the light.
I’m not sure what happened here. This story had everything, yet it didn’t quite click. Some sections got the adrenaline rushing as characters evaded captors and such as that, but I just didn’t feel “in” to this story. I loved that it had lighthouses, sailors, and Civil War soldiers, yet something seemed to be missing and I don’t think I can blame it on the condensed version of the whole story. Overall I don’t consider it a waste of time, but it wasn’t my favorite Hedlund story.
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