Presque Isle, Michigan
What is the secret that could shipwreck both of their lives?
All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she's left destitute and with no place to stay.
An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He's just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other's dilemma. After a hasty marriage, she finds herself heading to the lighthouse with this handsome but quiet stranger. Nothing in her aimless life, though, has prepared her for parenting a rambunctious toddler, as well as managing a household.
Emma soon suspects Patrick may be hiding something from her, and then she hears a disturbing rumor about the circumstances surrounding his late wife's death. It seems as if her wish for a home and family of her own could end up leading her once more into turbulent waters.
©2016 Jody Hedlund (P)2016 Jody Hedlund
Christian novel reader
I learned much about lighthouses while enjoying a beautiful Love story, with lot's of twists and turns!
Faith, Hope, Love
Patrick's faith and integrity. Learning a bit about the history of the great lakes' lighthouses. It's a part of the country I'm not very familiar with.
Narrator tends to make female characters sound either insipid or like a wicked witch.
Patrick's honesty in returning after finding his son.
Couldn't understand why Emma continued to believe the gossipy old woman when she had been a target of the gossip's lies herself. Wanted to see Emma develop and grow as a character--she stayed pretty static. Emma's continued willingness to believe the worst in spite of so much evidence to the contrary was a bit annoying.
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