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Freedom’s Light

Freedom's Light    Hannah Thomas has been married only a short time when her husband is killed in battle, leaving her alone to tend the lighthouse. She already feels out of place in this town and with her husband’s family and now she must prove herself to be capable of caring for the lighthouse. The lies of those on the ships depend on it. When a shipwreck does occur and the crew is washed ashore Hannah rushes to help. The Captain has survived and she takes him in to care for him. Soon, she realizes he is keeping secrets, ones that can be deadly.

I admit I went into this story not expecting much. Why? I honestly do not know. And shame on me for that. I was most definitely proved wrong. I was immersed into the story, I wanted to know what was going to happen, to the characters and to the story itself. The details were just the right amount to bring this story together without being overwhelming.

*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts. I was not compensated in any monetary way.*

 

My star rating- 4 out of 5

Parental Guidance- PG due to shipwrecks, mentions of war battles, and adult content

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96943b9a9523b193e5134578ef60dd83The death of Elizabeth Benjamin’s mother brings her back to Key West, the home Elizabeth loves, the home she hasn’t seen in four years. Her homecoming, however, is not what she hoped. Her brother resents her, the servants do not obey her, and Rourke O’Malley, the wrecker she vowed to forget, refuses to let go of her heart. When it seems matters cannot become more difficult she discovers her father is not the man he appears to be. As family secrets come to light, Elizabeth must make a difficult choice- perform her duty and abandon her dream of the sea or leave her life of privilege behind for a man her father sees as little better than a pirate.

 

This story is a fifty-fifty for me. I didn’t hate it and I didn’t love it. I’m not quite sure where I would put it on the bar. I kept reading because I was curious about the father’s secrets, although I had my suspicions. Elizabeth’s and Rourke’s relationship was a hard one for them. They live in a time, 1850, when the parents, mainly the father, chooses the husband for a daughter. Elizabeth was in a sticky mess for sure. The characters were easy to follow and the style of writing flowed well. It took me a while to get my “sea legs” and learn the ship terms. Even not I’m not sure what everything means. I suppose in a scale of 1-10 (1 being horrible, did not finish and 10 being best read, 5 being okay) I would give this book a 6. This is the first in the “Keys of Promise” series. Would I read the next one? Honestly, probably not.

 

*I received this book free from Revel Books in exchange for my honest opinion. What I have shared are entirely my own thoughts.*