Sunday, May 16, 2021

Book Review With a Giveaway: At Lighthouse Point by Suzanne Woods Fisher


About the Book

Book:  At Lighthouse Point

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: May 4, 2021

Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with a grand plan–to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level. Her dream starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor’s kitchen has been badly remodeled by her sister, Cam, who doesn’t know how to cook. Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands.

As old wounds are opened, Blaine starts to wonder if she made a mistake by coming home. Little by little, she must let go of one dream to discover a new one, opening her heart to a purpose and a future she had never imagined. 

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My Review

Author Suzanne Woods Fisher's talent is to make me feel so comfortable as I slipped into her latest book, At Lighthouse Point.  It was great to spend time with familiar characters, and to meet some new people that added some zing to the cast.  Although it's third in the Three Sisters Island series, this one reads well as a stand alone.

With the entire family plus the island locals, there is a lot going on on Three Sisters Island.  Fisher gets into everyone's head, and keeps the reader wondering what is going on with each character, which keeps one turning the pages.  Plus her vivid descriptions of the island and the ocean really draw the reader into the setting.

What I loved about this book is that everyone is on a life journey, and no one has arrived yet.  All the characters, young and older, have much to learn from each other.  And there are so many nuggets of wisdom for the reader to glean, as the characters do.

I highly recommend this book and this series to readers of contemporary Christian fiction and women's fiction.  The series make great beach reads!

I received an e-ARC of this book from the author/publisher, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own. 

About the Author

Award winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected. With more than one million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling author of more than 30 works, ranging from novels to non-fiction books to children’s books. Currently, she lives with her very big family in the East Bay.

 


More from Suzanne

10 Curious Facts about Lighthouses

People love lighthouses. There’s just something special about those sturdy sentinels with their beacons of light, patiently sweeping the water, their mournful and haunting wail of a foghorn. Longfollow’s poem, The Lighthouse, written in 1850, captured the allure so well:

And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright,
Through the deep purple of the twilight air,
Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light,
With strange, unearthly splendor in the glare! 

“Unearthly splendor.” Wow, doesn’t that hit the nail on the head? A lighthouse, to me, represents a spiritual truth: Someone’s watching out for us, looking out for the dangers ahead, and always glad to welcome us home. 

Here are 10 facts about lighthouses that you might not know: 

  • THE FIRST KNOWN LIGHTHOUSE was Egypt’s Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt, built in the third century B.C. The lighthouse was made from a fire on a platform to warn sailors of the port’s entrance. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 
  • THE OLDEST EXISTING LIGHTHOUSE IN THE WORLD is considered to be La Coruna in Spain that dates from ca. 20 B.C. A Roman lighthouse is located on the Cliffs of Dover in the UK that was constructed in 40 A.D. 
  • THE UNITED STATES IS HOME to more lighthouses than any other country. 
  • THE FIRST LIGHTHOUSE IN AMERICA was at Boston on Little Brewster Island (1716). The first keeper was George Worthylake who, sadly, was drowned, along with his wife and daughter, when returning to the island in 1718. 
  • THE TALLEST LIGHTHOUSE is on Cape Hatteras, NC. Built in 1872, it reached 196 feet tall. 
  • THE FIRST WEST COAST LIGHTHOUSE was built on Alcatraz Island in 1854. 
  • DAYMARKS are the painted colors and patterns (diamonds, spirals and stripes) on lighthouse towers to distinguish them from each other. 
  • LIGHTHOUSE KEEPING was one of the first U.S. government jobs available to women, as far back as the 19th century. Most obtained their position when their husband died or became incapacitated.
  • THE RANGE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE LIGHT produces a light seen 25 miles at sea. 
  • ABOUT 700 LIGHTHOUSES are still in active use in the United States. 

As I wrote the third book in the ‘Three Sisters island’ series, I just had to give that little charred lighthouse its day in the sun. It had patiently played a role in the first two books, waiting for its turn on center stage. Not only did its setting provide a very unexpected “WHAT? How did that happen?” conclusion to the series, it even stole the headline! The undisputed title: At Lighthouse Point. 

Do you have a favorite lighthouse? If so, please add your picture in the comments below. Don’t forget to include its location. 

Thanks for reading! Stay well, stay home, and read. 

Suzanne

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Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10bb6/at-lighthouse-point-celebration-tour-giveaway


1 comment:

  1. Love the blurb. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

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