Monday, November 22, 2010

Lightkeeper's Bride Review & Giveaway

I wondered how Colleen would top the Lightkeeper's Daughter, but Lightkeeper's Bride manages to do just that. The book is set in the fictional town of Mercy Falls, California, during the Gilded Age. The book opens with an overheard phone call and an abandoned one year old.

Katie's curiosity won't allow her to not follow up on the disturbing phone call. When she arrives at the house with her friend, she finds an abandoned baby and Will Jesperson, the new lightkeeeper. He claims to have nothing to do with the missing woman, but won't relinquish the baby who he says must be his brother's. He comes from the lighthouse where he just witnessed some piracy. Katie and Will join forces, for different reasons.

Throw in small pox, more disturbances and threatened harm, and the book is one I couldn't put down. The pages are filled with tension and characters that worm their way into your mind. The hopes of true love seem impossible when outside pressures, financial and parental, force them apart. Ultimately, the book is one of discovery and the courage to reach out and trust others and God.

A very enjoyable read that left me wanting more. Now if you would like a copy, leave a comment telling me why you want to read a book like this.

27 comments:

Ruth said...

I would love to win a copy! I guess you could say I'm on a Gilded Age reading kick - finishing up She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell and I want to read more! :) ruthellenanderson (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks!

Katie M said...

This book looks wonderful! Why would I want to read it? Well for starters, the characters name is Katie - too cool! :-D And if that's not reason enough, I have been wanting to read something by this author, but have not gotten the chance...yet! ;-) Please count me in!

- Katie M

legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne Mateer said...

Please enter me! I've never read one of Colleen's books because suspense is not my first genre choice, but these historicals have intrigued me. I'd love to read it! anne (at) annemateer (dot) com.

Ariel said...

I love mysteries of all kinds, and this one sounds great! Thanks!

pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I love both Historicals and Suspense and the cover. It even has a smallpox epidemic. This is a great read with a lovely cover. Please enter me in this contest.

Anonymous said...

I shared this contest on Facebook under my name Carol Naomi Wong.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Suzanne said...

I want to read this because I *have* to read all of Colleen's books :) Her writing is excellent and I look forward to new books from her.

clickingherheels-at-gmail-dot-com

Melissa said...

I would love to read this book! I adore historicals in particular and have a fascination with lighthouses. And of course, I love Colleen's books! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Colleen Coble is my favorite author! I have all of her books, but don't have this one yet. I read and loved The Lightkeeper's Daughter though.

Selena
cowgirlcodersmc@aol.com

Madison said...

I would love to win a copy! I have lightkeepers daughter which was an amazing read! I love reading and since I've recently made a new commitment to Jesus Ive gotten rid of all my old books and only reading christian books and christian fiction books. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! When I read about it I was very excited!

Thanks! Your sister in Christ,

Madison (jarma316@aol.com)

celestemc said...

I would love to read this simply because I LOVE Colleen's books. Lightkeeper's Daughter was fabulous and I definitely recommend it to anyone reading these comments.

SheilaG said...

I love all her books, but haven't read this yet!

Anonymous said...

I have friends who don't read Inspirational Christian fiction, so when I read them I share the stories. I am a new Colleen Coble fan and look forward to reading all past and new books!

Casey Weredyk said...

I would want to read a book like this because I love Colleen Coble's Books!! I have read alot of them! I read the Lightkeeper's Daughter and loved it!! I read it is about two days due the suspense! I love books that have suspense and are clean. I like knowing I won't have to worry about the content and have a wonderful book! Looking forward to reading another great one!

Susan Fryman said...

I love all your books and can't wait to read the next. Thank you for taking this opportunity to give some away. Keep up the writing and bless you for doing so. It is nice to have entertaining, Christian books to read. Blessings.

Susan

kristen Lowery said...

I want to read this and so does my mother and 14 year old daughter. I would love a free copy, because my daughter has such an insatiable reading appetite that I can't find enough really good quality fiction to keep up with her. She has been reading so much for so many years that I have a hard time finding things for her to read that are appropriate and she hasn't already read. Of course my pocketbook has a hard time keeping up as well ;)

Jason and Emily said...

I live in Maine and love lighthouses (and piracy!). I've read many of Colleen's books, and would love to read a suspense/mystery with an ocean setting. Please sign me up!
-Emily
hendrickson_emily(at)hotmail(dot)com

Linda said...

This really sounds like a great read. I've read a couple by Colleen, and I love her books. Please sign me up.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Rebecca Vincent said...

Being one that doesn't always read historicals, your WWII books, Cara, and the Lightkeeper's Daughter have been working on me to change my mind. I just finished the Lightkeeper's Daughter, staying up past midnight because I couldn't put it down! So, now I'm geared up and would love to read the Lightkeeper's Bride! Happy Thanksgiving! :)
Love,
Becky Yauger (writing as Rebecca Vincent)

traveler said...

The beauty, locale and wonder of this novel is deeply felt and appreciated. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Kameko said...

Colleen Coble was my first "new" Christian fiction author to read. I grew up reading Grace Livingston Hill & Emily Loring - good stories with gentle romance & faith. Thanks to Colleen's wonderful books & recommendations, a whole new age and realm of Christian fiction has been opened up for me to explore. It was through her that I learned of other authors, such as yourself, Cara. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Lightkeeper's Daughter" and have been eagerly awaiting the release of "Lightkeeper's Bride."

Blessings to you both ~

Beverly
bgrider2@cox.net

Cindy W. said...

Oh, I am so excited that Lightkeeper's Bride is finally here. I am an avid Colleen Coble fan and it's because of her work that I started reading again after many many years of not reading. I loved The Lightkeeper's Daughter so I just have to read The Lightkeeper's Bride. I love Christian Romantic Suspense. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to win .

Many Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

kyle said...

Colleen's talent has been obvious even from her years as a school classmate. Would enjoy winning one of her books.

Charlotte Kay said...

Oh, I haven't had a chance to read this yet, and it would be so great to win it!
Colleen is such a great author!
The synopsis sounds wonderful!
What a complicated plot, how exciting!
THANKS for the opportunity to win!
Blessings!

karenk said...

would love to read colleen's latest novel...thanks for the opportunity :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

rbooth43 said...

Colleen Coble's books are the bomb,very suspenseful and can't put down. I would love to win her latest book.

Rebecca
rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lynn McCallum said...

This book looks very intriguiging. Thanks for the post. I would love to win a copy!

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