The Lighkeeper's Bride is the second in the "Mercy Falls" series, but this book stands alone very well.
Katie was working the switchboards one evening when she hears a scary conversation between her friend Eliza and male voice, that seems like she knows it. Even though Katie tells the authorities, Eliza vanishes and leaves her one year old little girl alone! Katie jumps in and takes care of her best friend's child, but she is determined to find out what has become of her friend.
However, the light house keeper has offered to take care of the baby, which is a puzzle. He doesn't know about babies, and Katie's fiancé is extremely un-happy about her liaison with Will, the lighthouse keeper, or that she is not giving up on finding out what has happened to Eliza. As Will and Katie search for answers they are drawn closer to each other, and closer to what has happened to Eliza, a very dangerous thing indeed!
A good book with pirates, mystery, a bit of romance, some history. The Lightkeepr's Bride is a very nice read that should please those who read it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595542663