CBA best-selling author Colleen Coble sets this romantic tale in 1907, along California’s rugged coast. As 25-year-old Adeline struggles to determine if she’s really the long-lost daughter of a rich man—shipwrecked and presumed dead two decades ago—she becomes deeply immersed in mystery, danger, and love.
©2009 Colleen Coble (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Adeline, shipwrecked along the rugged coast of California at age two, and rescued by the lightkeeper and his wife, never remembered her past . . . except for the recurring nightmares of the raging storm and waters swallowing her up . . . now 23 years later, grown into a woman, Addie is approached by a man who tells her that the lightkeepers were not her real parents . . . is everything she believed a lie? With her beloved father now dead, and only Abbie and her spiteful mother left tending the lighthouse, Abbie decides to go with the man who calls himself her uncle . . . to find out if she really is the long lost daughter of the rich man he has told her about . . Thus begins a journey of discovery, pain, disillusionment and an ushering into a world that Abbie never knew existed . . . but true to herself, Abbie's spunk and deep conviction do not fail her . . . and neither does her God . . . always hoping, always trying to see the best in others, Abbie faces down the truth of what life has given her, without an ounce of self pity . . . clinging hard to that which is good and right, and pressing forward . . . Colleen Coble is an excellent writer . . . the story is not predictable, it is full of surprises, up until the very end. Don't miss it . . . I am moving on to the next in the series.
YES! Our society has put away all propriety in true courtship; this book was refreshing and a compelling read.
I enjoyed the mystery, the classy courtship and the intertwined journey with God.
I couldn't stop listening! Great narration!
I like the Christian aspect the most, good clean story, and the mystery. Great combination!! Time to get book 2 :-)
A sweet romance set around a mystery. Christina Moore did a great job portraying emotion but had a little trouble with the male voices. I found that there was a lot of time spent on describing and explaining little domestic details like dress making and pouring tea. In my opinion it was too much and took away from the mystery and intrigue. There was a lot of time spent on the relationship between the main characters and it seemed as if the mystery was going no where until it did and then was solved. I would have liked to have seen less unnecessary details and more time fleshing out the mystery. Over all it's a pleasant listen if you are more interested in romance then mystery.
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