The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
On Sale: October 9, 2018
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Fiction | Historical
From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came
Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the
extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years.
“They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am
just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.”
1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne
Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years.
When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm,
Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems,
ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the
friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as
George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn
captures his heart.
1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant,
Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is
to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse
keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens
a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane
approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by
their instinctive acts of courage and love.
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