Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Book Review: The Lightkeeper's Daughter by Coleen Coble

The Lightkeeper's Daughter (A Mercy Falls Novel)

Book Description:
At a lavish estate in Mercy Falls, California, Addie Sullivan finds danger-and quite possibly the love of her life.

Growing up as the lightkeeper's daughter on a remote island at the turn of the century, Addie Sullivan has lived a hardscrabble life. When a long-lost and wealthy relative finds her and enlists her to work as a governess at a lavish estate, she hopes to discover the truth of her heritage. But at Eaton Hall, nothing is as it seems. Not the idyllic family she hoped for, not the child she was hired to help, not even the aloof man she's immediately attracted to. Soon she must turn for help to Lieutenant John North, a man who views her with suspicion.

As Addie edges closer to the truth, danger threatens even as her romance with John blossoms and together they unravel a decades-old mystery. As Addie faces down her enemy, she discovers that faith in her one true Father is all she needs.

My thoughts:
I started reading The Lightkeeper's Daughter (A Mercy Falls Novel) by Colleen Coble before I even read the book description and was pleasantly surprised at how it began. I found the "long, lost daughter" going to meet her real family extremely interesting. However, as the story progressed I began to feel frustrated. The romance and the revealing of who Addie is felt very rushed, which led to the climax of the story being ho-hum and wasn't very exciting. Overall, I felt The Lightkeeper's Daughter had great potential, but fell a little short of the mark.


  1. I've never heard of this author before. Sorry it let you down, at least you tried it.



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