The Lighthouse Keeper Author:James Michael Pratt The beloved bestseller that will shine in your heart forever... — From the acclaimed author of The Last Valentine comes an unforgettable story about family, loss, and eternal love. Bestselling writer James Michael Pratt once again touches our emotions and our spirit as only a great writer can... — Ten-year-old Peter O'Banyon's life changes ... more »forever when his family dies in an accident. Orphaned, he goes to live with his garrulous Uncle Billie, the keeper of the Port Hope Island Lighthouse in Massachusetts. There, as the beacon leads sailors home, Peter learns an astonishing truth about Billie's past-- and the power of love. This message guides Peter's life, even when World War II's brutality rocks his faith, even when he returns to his young bride and an unimaginable tragedy. Now, in the final days of his own life, Peter needs to pass on the lighthouse keeper's secrets to his own daughter, but to do it may take nothing less than a miracle...« less
The interweaving of stories of two generations made this fairly simple book much more interesting. This was a great weekend/beach read that could be put down when necessary but I really didn't want to do so.
Get ready to take a sentimental journey with two of the proud and fearless O'Banyon men as your escort's. But be sure to bring a few hankies for this trip=it's bound to bring a tear to your eye.
It's 1932 and young Peter O'Banyon's world changes forever when he looses his parents in a tragic car accident. Life begins again when Peter moves in with his Uncle Billie, a lighthouse keeper in Port Hope off Nantucket Sound. The boy has somuch to learn from his widowed uncle, who has experienced his own share of heartache. Years pass until World War II callos Peter away from the Lighthouse and his new wife to fight overseas. There he must draw upon Uncle Billie's wisdom to survive. But when he returns home and faces the ultimate loss, Peter will hae to call upon every lesson of the lighthouse keeper to guide him out of the darkness.