Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Lightkeeper's Bride

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Lightkeeper's Bride
Thomas Nelson (October 19, 2010)


Colleen Coble

Author Colleen Coble’s thirty-five novels and novellas have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA, the Holt Medallion, the ACFW Book of the Year, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, the Booksellers Best, and the 2009 Best Books of Indiana-Fiction award. She writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail and love begin with a happy ending.

A word from Colleen: God has been faithful, though the path has not been easy. Nothing worth doing is ever easy. God wouldn’t let me give up, and I like to think the struggle made me stronger. God has given me so much in my life, most importantly my great family, a loving church family at New Life Baptist Church, and my wonderful publishing family at Nelson Books.

A thrilling romantic mystery set in the lush Victorian age.

Central Operator Katie Russell's inquisitive ways have just uncovered her parents' plan for her marriage to wealthy bachelor Bartholomew Foster. Her heart is unmoved, but she knows the match will bring her family status and respectability.

Then Katie overhears a phone conversation that makes her uneasy and asks authorities to investigate. But the caller is nowhere to be found. Mysterious connections arise between the caller and a ship lost at sea.

Against propriety, Katie questions the new lighthouse keeper, Will Jesperson. Then a smallpox epidemic forces their quarantine in his lighthouse. Though of low social status, Will's bravery and kindness remove Katie's suspicion and win her love. Katie and Will together work to solve the mystery of the missing girl and the lost ship as God gives the couple the desire of their hearts.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lightkeeper's Bride, go HERE.

I can always count on Colleen Coble to deliver a good novel, and this book is just another example of her talent. I enjoyed the setting, both the early 20th century time frame and the lighthouse. Intrigue and romance combine to make this a satisfying read.


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A Stone Gatherer said...

I'm excited for this book!

Cindy said...

Sounds like a good read for escaping the stress of the holidays. Thanks for sharing it.

p.s. I'm having another cookbook giveaway if you're interested...


This is a must on my reading list. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Cindy Swanson said...

Did she have a previous one called The Lightkeeper's Daughter? I seem to remember reading it and thoroughly enjoying it, but maybe I'm getting some titles mixed up. I do like Colleen Coble's writing, very much.