The Lightkeeper’s Daughter
In the early 1900s, a spunky young woman called Addie lives in a lighthouse on a remote California island. She’s alone except for a woman she calls mother—and God, who is very real to Addie—until a stranger identifies her as his missing niece, an heiress thought lost at sea. Someone has been paying to keep Addie away from her real family since she was two. In true Cinderella fashion, Addie is whisked to her father’s mansion by coach but, until her nemesis is identified, her uncle passes her off as a governess.
Thus begins a complex tale that puts Addie in danger—and into the arms of a handsome naval officer. After a kidnapping, murder, financial and other shenanigans, followed by several surprising twists, the villains are foiled; and Addie finds a loving family.
The fast-moving plot and fish-out-of-water heroine will keep the pages turning; but the characters lack depth and, and, at times, Addie’s religion seems like an afterthought. The Lightkeeper’s Daughter will appeal to readers of Christian inspirational fiction who enjoy mystery and light romance in a historical setting.