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THE LIGHTKEEPER'S BALL
by Colleen Coble

Genre: Inspirational, Historical Fiction

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This Mercy Falls novel has romance, mystery, secrets and a bad guy. Coble wows the reader with a fresh storyline. Readers will enjoy peeling back the layers and discovering this is more than your average romance book. The characters are strong not only in themselves but also in their faith. While I don’t normally comment on book covers, this time I have to: Wow, what an outstanding cover design this book has, it is elegant and classy, without being crass.

New York City and Mercy Falls, Calif., 1910: Olivia Stewart does not believe her sister killed herself. She looks to her sister’s future husband as the prime suspect. Harrison Bennett understands why Olivia would suspect him, but he knows he did not harm her sister. And he has no clue who did.

When Olivia’s life is threatened, she reaches out to Harrison to discover the truth and they spend time together, including Harrison taking her up in his aeroplane. When the plane crashes, they are left alone for two days. Harrison has to protect Olivia from wagging society tongues, so they pretend they are engaged and Olivia comes to realize she wants Harrison in her life for real. (THOMAS NELSON, Apr., 304 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed By: Patsy Glans

Publisher: THOMAS NELSON

Published: April 2011

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