Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Review/Giveaway: The Lightkeeper's Bride

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: The Lightkeeper's Bride (A Mercy Falls Novel)
Author: Colleen Coble
Genre: Christian romance
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: December 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Lightkeeper's Bride
Thomas Nelson (October 19, 2010)
by
Colleen Coble




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:





Author Colleen Coble’s thirty-five novels and novellas have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA, the Holt Medallion, the ACFW Book of the Year, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, the Booksellers Best, and the 2009 Best Books of Indiana-Fiction award. She writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail and love begin with a happy ending.



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



A thrilling romantic mystery set in the lush Victorian age.



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.

What I Liked:  This is an easy-reading, page-turning romance, with an engaging amount of suspense (it feels like forever since I've read a PIRATE book - :).  I enjoyed the main character - a complex (sometimes dense) personality that she herself is still trying to figure out, but with enough strength that I could still admire her.

And there's something about men who take care of babies that always attracts me in a male lead role...

Living near the Pacific Ocean myself, I enjoyed the glimpse into life a few generations ago in this area.

Overall, a clean action romance with the ending message that God is big enough to trust with the future.
 
What I Didn't Like:  If you're looking for an easy, clean read, I've got nothing for you...


CymLowell

54 comments:

Linda said...

Count me in, as I've heard nothing but good reports in this novel. Thanks.

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Elizabeth said...

Sounds like something I definitely would like.

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Naasom A. Sousa said...

I'd like win a copy this book. Please, enter me in this giveaway!
Thanks!

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justpeachy36 said...

I'd love a copy of this book.

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adge said...

Please include me in the giveaway! I read the first book in this series and Colleen Coble definitely writes her own. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

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Aleetha said...

I love the cover. It's lovely


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fredamans said...

This book looks fantastic!

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Maureen said...

It looks like a story I would enjoy.
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Charity said...

Please enter me!! I read the first one in this series and would love to win the second one. Thanks!

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I am also a GFC Follower and email subscriber:)

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Katie M said...

Ohh! Her name is Katie! Of course I'd love to win this book! :-D Thanks!

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Please enter me.

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Maureen said...

I like Colleen's books. This one has been on my list for awhile. Please include me.

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel :)

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barbjan10 said...

The cover appears as historical romance in a different setting. I'd like to read this story. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win this interesting story.

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Charlotte Kay said...

I have not read this one yet, but I LOVE Colleen's writing style!
Please enter me in this giveaway:)
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Carman said...

Please enter me! I really liked the first book in this series and can't wait to continue!

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Rhonda said...

I would like to read this novel

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Merry said...

Colleen Coble is a favorite author, I'd love to be entered. Thanks!
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I'm a follower.
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misskallie2000 said...

I have read several great reviews of this book and have it on my wish list. Thanks for another great review.
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Nicole C. said...

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littlelatina said...

sounds like a good read

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Miranda Ward said...

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lknott said...

The book looks interesting. I'm looking for a new read! Thasnks for a great giveaway!!



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susansmoaks said...

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Betty C said...

Adding this to my must read list. It sounds very good.

Betty C said...

I follow with GFC.

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Nathalie Brault said...

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I've heard so much positiveness about it, I'd love to win a copy.

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