Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Lightkeeper's Bride

GIVEAWAY
COBLE, COLLEEN
THE LIGHTKEEPER'S BRIDE

When Kate answers the call of duty, she awakens the call of her heart

Katie Russell loves working as a telephone operator in Mercy Falls, California. But since childhood she has been expected to marry well. Her family presses for an engagement to wealthy bachelor Bartholomew Foster and though he doesn't stir her heart, their engagement promises a secure financial future.

Working the phone lines one evening, Katie overhears a chilling exchange between her friend Eliza and a familiar male voice. Katie soon learns that Eliza has disappeared, and the crime may be linked to another investigation by handsome new lighthouse keeper, Will Jesperson. Katie and Will soon form an alliance. An alliance that slowly blossoms into something more.

Despite the danger surrounding her, Katie is powerfully drawn to Will. But she is not at liberty to marry for love. And though society forbids their growing affection, Katie can't help but notice Will's sense of peace. It's a peace that rests on his trust in God -- a trust that Katie has never had to depend on with her future so clearly mapped out before her.

But the more Katie uncovers of the mystery, the more she discovers about herself, her past, and the brilliant future that could be hers if only she has the courage to trust in God and follow where her heart so fearlessly leads.

My Review:

My thanks to my public library for providing me with a copy of this retro read.
published in 2010

Vintage Coble. History and suspense paired with sweet romance is always a lure for me. And there's pirates! And a strapping lightkeeper hero who melted my heart when he engages with an orphan baby. Katie isn't smitten though -- she's suspicious and it takes awhile for her to figure out who she can trust in this tangled web of secrets.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Lightkeeper's Daughter, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 6 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

39 comments:

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  2. Funny thing, I just bought the ebook copy of all three Coble Mercy Falls series stories in one volume for 99 cents on Amazon not too long ago. I though that was a bargain...three full length novels by one of my favorite authors for such a low price...oh yeah!

    But as you know, I'm partial to the real deal so count me in for a paper copy of "The Lightkeeper's Bride" please :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You see? Even ebook readers can't resist the lure of the tangible, ink-smelling, page-turning literally) book book. :-) Good luck, Trixi!

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    3. As a die-hard paperback fan, I will ALWAYS choose the real thing if I can!! There's nothing better than holding a book, physically turning the pages and reading ink-printed words....nothing!! It's close to heaven as I can get right now :-)

      I rarely buy ebooks, but like I said, I couldn't resist all three Coble full length novels in a series I've been wanting to read in forever for under a buck! If they would have had them in paperback for a reduced price, I'd have been all over it :-)

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    4. And they often have great deals like that on ebooks which they don't in paperback. Though Christianbooks is good about sales on older fiction too.

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    5. She seems to have Great E-Book Bundle Deals a lot

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  3. This one sounds like a winner! Colleen is a great story teller.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  4. My sister loves these books and I've been wanting to read them myself. They sound SO good!
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. You can't go wrong with Colleen Coble! Good luck, Elly.

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  5. I am a HUGE fan of Colleen Coble and this book is awesome. I read it when it first came out and may have to go back and read it again as it resides in my keeper shelves.

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    1. Isn't if fun revisiting old book friends from time to time?

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  6. Colleen Coble is one of my FAVORITE authors! Great review, KAV. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  7. YAY for Colleen...she is one of my favorites, too!!
    I've devoured all of her books and can't wait for the new series she has coming out soon!
    Happy reading weekend to all Best Reads friends!

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    1. I am having a hard time keeping up with her! But I think I'm all caught up on her current stuff now.

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  8. Count me in please!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  9. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She knows how to spin a yarn. Good luck, Kim.

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  10. I have loved every Colleen Coble book that I have read, and this sounds like another winner! I love that it has history & suspense! Thank you for reviewing it! Becky lelandandbeckyATreaganDOTcom

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    1. That blend of history and suspense really appeals to me too. Good luck, Becky.

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  11. Ohh this sounds wonderful. I love reading stories where one of the characters learns about themselves and learns to trust God with their lives.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. This is definitely a story you'd enjoy, Lori. Good luck.

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  12. PIRATES?! I'm in! ;)

    Amada
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    1. That got your attention, eh? lol Good luck, Amada.

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  13. THE LIGHTKEEPER'S BRIDE sounds like an interest read and one that I would greatly enjoy. I love the storyline. Thanks for calling this book to my attention, our review and the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  14. If it is a Colleen Cable book it has to be good!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I'm enjoying catching up on the ones I missed through the years. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  15. Colleen Coble is one of my favorite authors. I love her historicals. Count me in ! Thanks Kav. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. I still have to read the third book. Looking forward to that.

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  17. Looks Great :)
    Thanks for sharing it with us and For the chance to win
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I've never read a vintage Coble novel. I started with her books about 4 years ago.

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