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The Woman at the Light

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  • Posted July 3, 2012

    I love lighthouses, so when I found out this book was about ligh

    I love lighthouses, so when I found out this book was about lighthouses I grabbed the chance to read it. The main concept of the story is the disappearance of Emily Lowry's husband Martin. He leaves one day to go out to sea and just does not return. Emily hopes against hope that he will return, but as time goes by, the likely hood of that happening grows slim. Emily is left with three children and one on the way and is also responsible for the maintenance of the lighthouse and seeing that it is lit every night. If this is not done, ships could wreck upon the coral reefs that abound in the area.
    After the appearance of a runaway slave, Andrew, the lives of Emily and her children change irrevocably. Because of the morals of the time she decides that when someone comes ashore she must hide Andrew. Life is more bearable with Andrew around to help her with the light and other work needed around the island. She and her children become quite attached to Andrew, but life changes again for Emily when a hurricane threatens her life, the children and Andrew. But still in the background is the issue of Martin. What happened to him? Is he still alive??
    I loved the characters, especially Emily, a strong willed and capable woman who must do what she can to protect those she loves. A totally readable story, rich with the history of Key West and surrounding islands in a time that is full of conflicting feelings toward slavery. The history of the shipwrecks and the salvaging of these wrecks is also a part of the story. There is definitely an element of romance, along with loss and family devotion and love. I highly recommend this novel.
    I give it 5 stars...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    This was a wonderfully written book and I highly recommend it. T

    This was a wonderfully written book and I highly recommend it. The story is so fascinating to me because I had the pleasure of visiting Key West. In fact, I bought this book from a lady in a gift shop there who had just finished it. The story is great because the reader will get a great sense of what the original Key West was like. Also, you become very enamored of the main character and all her trials and tribulations. Believe me, you will not be able to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    I never thought I would be able to listen to a audiobook. This b

    I never thought I would be able to listen to a audiobook. This book changed my mind. Highly recommend.


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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    One that i will read over and over

    One that i will read over and over

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