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The Lightkeeper's Daughter (Mercy Falls Bk 1)
The Lightkeeper's Daughter - Mercy Falls Bk 1
Author: Colleen Coble
In her quest to discover the truth about her family, Addie finds danger -- and quite possibly the love of her life. — It's 1907 and Addie Sullivan has found work at a lavish estate in Mercy Falls, California. She hopes to discover the truth of her heritage. But when she arrives at Eaton Hall, nothing is as it seems. Not the idyllic family she...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781595542670
ISBN-10: 1595542671
Publication Date: 2/2/2010
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed The Lightkeeper's Daughter (Mercy Falls Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
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Ive seen several of Colleen Cobles books in my catalogs and in bookstores, but Ive passed them by, because most of them are written in todays time period. And you all know how much I love that setting ;-)

When I was given a chance to review The Lightkeepers Daughter, set in the early 1900s, I thought Id give Colleen a try.

The Lightkeepers Daughter is the story of Addie Sullivan, who may not be who she thinks she is.

When a strange man shows up at the lighthouse, claiming Addie had been shipwrecked as a little girl and is actually part of the wealthy Eaton family, Addie agrees to leave the lighthouse to become the governess in the Eatons home, while an undercover investigation of her real identity continues.

The Lightkeepers Daughter is full of twists and turns and strange characters to keep the reader interested. At times, I felt like I was watching a very fast paced movie and was wishing for a commercial.

While fiction is exactly that - fiction! - The Lightkeeper's Daughter seemed unrealistic to me for that time period. For one example, I had a hard time finding the escape from... oh, I can't tell you that, in case you read the book.

Overall, The Lightkeepers Daughter was okay. The story itself was neither good nor bad. I had to reread a few different confusing paragraphs to see if Id missed something, when I think some simple errors were just missed during editing.

Although romantic suspense is not really my cup of tea, Colleen Coble delivers her specialty in The Lightkeeper's Daughter.

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reviewed The Lightkeeper's Daughter (Mercy Falls Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
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another great book by Colleen Coble.This book lead you on a journey of a young lady who was raised by people she thought to be her parents. as you read the book, you are caught up in the mystery and suspence of what has really happened in this girls life but as usual God's presence in her life is also in the book.
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A Christian mystery romance quick read. It takes place on the coast of 1907 northern California. Coble kept my interest with some surprising plot twists but even the predictable elements were enjoyable. To some, "Addy" may seem an unbelievably naive young women but her protected upbringing made her believable. At age 23, an unexpected revelation changes much in her life, but her character, faith, and generosity sustain her through the sinister plot of others.
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I didn't know what to expect with this book. Looked good. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Christian based fiction. Would recommend to anyone interested in historical fiction with a Christian base. Light read.
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reviewed The Lightkeeper's Daughter (Mercy Falls Bk 1) on
I love all of Colleen Coble's books, but I found it a bit harder to get into this story. I will lay this fault in the fact that this story takes place in the early 1900's, and is not my favorite era. The romantic suspense was good, but the book would have grabbed my attention sooner with a bit more action/adventure in the beginning chapters.

I liked the dog being sensitive to the young boy's epilepsy. Very realistic of a service dog today. Ms. Coble stories with dogs as characters are always very believable and enjoyable for dog lovers.
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I enjoyed reading this book. It kept my interest and it was simple to read. The characters were likeable, but a little to easy going and simple for me. However the suspense of book kept kept me interested and wanting to read more.
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This was a really good and well written book. It had a surprising ending to it and included mystery, romance and murder. Would definitely recommend to others to read. I finished it in one day, couldn't put it down.

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