Monday, August 22, 2011

The Lightkeeper’s Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball (A Mercy Falls Novel)Author: Colleen Coble
ISBN: 978-1-59554-268-7
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Purchase Link: The Lightkeeper's Ball
Source: Reader Views

When Olivia is informed of her sister Eleanor’s death, she is instantly suspicious. Eleanor, who drowned, was afraid of water and would never willing enter into it, even if she wanted to commit suicide. Expecting foul play, Olivia heads to Mercy Falls under an alias with the intention of finding out what really happened to her sister. In the meantime, to save the family from financial ruin, Olivia’s mother is pressuring her to marry Harrison Bennett, Eleanor’s fiancée and the man Olivia suspects is Eleanor’s murderer. Olivia who wishes to marry for love and not for money is torn between her desires and her family duty. When Olivia arrives in Mercy Falls she is made aware that her life is in danger as well. It seems the killer does not wish to stop with Eleanor. As the mystery unfolds, Olivia discovers disturbing secrets of the past that may affect her future if she can live long enough.

The Light Keeper’s ball was a pleasant and exciting read! Though I had my suspicions, I was pleasantly surprised when the murderer was caught. Ms. Coble does a wonderful job of weaving a story full of deception and truth. Olivia and Harrison are wonderful characters. I instantly liked them and wanted them to find happiness outside of what is expected of them by their families. The novel has many twists that kept me captivated. I read this book in two sittings. I couldn’t put it down.

I enjoyed the extent to which Colleen talks about God and faith in him in this title. It was enough for the story without being overbearing and feeling preachy. I think this helps to make the book interesting to a wide variety of audiences while still portraying a solid message of faith. Based on this story, which was my first by Colleen Coble, I would recommend the title to others. I also will be picking up other title by Colleen to add to my collection of books.


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