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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

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This was a good read

Although spends the first twenty something years living as someone else. She is rescued by her uncle and comes to live and work with a man who's son has epilepsy. Her dog knows what to do to keep the boy safe and convinces his grandfather who is actually the heroine's father that the dog should stay in the house with him. Her faith in god and belief that there is good in everyone comes in handy on many occasions when she is attacked by people who don't want her father to know who she is. The story has a lot of twists and turns but they are not so twisted that you can't follow the story. This is worth the credit if you want a good story to listen to on a long drive or a rainy day.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review via audiobook boom.

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Wow! What a great story!

Intrigue, great suspense, a wonderful story. the characters, so strong and believable. The suspense is so intense, I couldn't read it fast enough. The faith so strong and true. A book you'll treasure.

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Enthralling Book!

I loved this book! It was hard to step away from it. The author weaves a great story. And the Narrator did an amazing job!

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loved it

it was very exciting and held her attention to the end. Very glad I got this book.

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Too predictable

Although a nice story, it lacked much excitement and used the epilogue to tie up the loose ends, and very loosely at that. Who would stand around at their wedding reception making decisions as to where they would live or how they would support themselves?
Even the title is somewhat misleading. The lead character is a light keeper's daughter, but she could have been the baker's daughter and the story would really not change.

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great christian book

I truly loved this book. it kept me riveted to the very end...trying to figure out who were the good guys versus the bad guys. for me it was worth every penny I spent....and a sweet clean romance. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for this type of book.

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Great Listen

We love the way Colleen Coble tells a story. Just when you have it figured out, you dont! Cristina Moore did an excellent job of narration. Husband & wife share book time. both of us liked this one.

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 10-23-15

California Coast early 1900s, Mystery, Faith, Love

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.

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Mystery, Romance & God's Plan

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES! Our society has put away all propriety in true courtship; this book was refreshing and a compelling read.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the mystery, the classy courtship and the intertwined journey with God.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop listening! Great narration!

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  • Cheryl
  • Fort St. John, BC, Canada
  • 01-29-14

Sweet story, a little heavy on unnecessary details

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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