Monday, September 1, 2014

The Lightkeeper's Wife by Sarah Anne Johnson

A seaman's life for me.

Hannah was worthy to be a seaman, and Annie/Blue turned into a seaman as well as a pirate​.

Hannah and Annie knew nothing about each other, but they had things in common:  both​ were headstrong for women of the 1800’s and they both loved the sea.

THE LIGHTKEEPER'S WIFE goes back and forth between Hannah's life and Annie/Blue's connecting both characters’ lives without their knowing.

THE LIGHTKEEPER'S WIFE is about enduring life and living a passion.  You will feel Hannah's frustration as she tries to keep up the lighthouse after her husband has gone missing and only has Billy to help her.

The descriptions Ms. Johnson has of boat rescues and being at sea are amazing.  Great detail in the telling of the story and the book's events keeps you reading.

I enjoyed THE LIGHTKEEPER'S WIFE.  If you enjoy the 1800's and seafaring content, you will enjoy THE LIGHTKEEPER'S WIFE.  


Gorgeous cover, fantastic writing, and great research, but my rating is going to be a 3/5 because of the disconnection with some parts of the book and for the length of time it took me to figure out what was going on and the length of time it took me to figure out who the characters were.
 
I received this book free of charge and without compensation from the publisher in return for an honest review.​

 

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading? - 9/1/14


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I hope you had a great reading week.  
 
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This is a weekly meme run by Book Journey!
 

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week. 

There is a giveaway for WE ARE NOT OURSELVES here until August 28.

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Books Completed Last Week:

THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA by Katy Simpson Smith

This book is for a TLC tour for September 26. Review will be up on the tour date.

This book has gorgeous prose.  Story is a bit different, but good.



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Book Currently Reading: 


FLIGHT OF THE SPARROW by Amy Belding Brown



Books Up Next:


THREE STORY HOUSE by Courtney Miller Santo


GARDEN OF LETTERS by Alyson Richman


AN UNSEEMINGLY WIFE by E. B. Moore

THE LAST BREATH by Kimberly Bell


TAHOE GHOST by Todd Borg


THE BEEKEEPER'S BALL by Susan Wiggs


HIGH SEAS DARKNESS by


VILLAGE OF SECRETS by Caroline Moorehead.



THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR by Joel Dicker


THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME by Hazel Gaynor


WOMAN OF ILL FAME by Erika Mailman



THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS by Elizabeth Gilbert



PERFECT by Rachel Joyce


UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY by Nancy Horan


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The books below are not necessarily in the order I have planned to read them.  

I normally read in order of publication or tour date.

And....these are not for reading in the upcoming week.  They are books into and including all of 2014.

The "list" is a means of keeping me organized.  A visual display helps a lot for organization along with my Excel lists. 

     

How was your reading week?  

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Giveaway of Juliet's Nurse here until September 4.
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