Beacon of the Night

Beacon of the Night

3.9 12
by Dawn Luedecke
     
 

Rescued from the wreck of his ship in the stormy seas of the Northwest Pacific Ocean, Alex finds himself in the care of the lighthouse keeper-a woman- a beautiful one. Sylvia is the keeper of the lighthouse on the aptly named Destruction Island and the man she rescued soon pulls her into danger and intrigue as the nature of his business is revealed.  See more details below

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Rescued from the wreck of his ship in the stormy seas of the Northwest Pacific Ocean, Alex finds himself in the care of the lighthouse keeper-a woman- a beautiful one. Sylvia is the keeper of the lighthouse on the aptly named Destruction Island and the man she rescued soon pulls her into danger and intrigue as the nature of his business is revealed.

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L. Frank Bower
I haven't read a good swash-buckler in a long while. Dawn Luedecke reminded me of my youthful reading of Jules Verne and Melville. And watching Errol Flynn and early Burt Lancaster films. With strong, straightforward language she rewards heroism with romance. I recently went on my first cruise; now I want another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011965784
Publisher:
Books to Go Now
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Series:
The Lifesaving Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
577,288
File size:
19 KB

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Beacon of the Night 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! Very sweet with facts that I did not know! Love all of the surprises
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick fun read! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Beacon of the Night” is a touching historical romance that doesn’t lack for action. I liked both protagonists: Alex, the pirate-hunter, is more noble than he gives himself credit for, and Sylvia is everything you’d want in an adventurous woman. I also enjoyed the late nineteenth century Pacific setting. Good read.
Jennifer_JeanJA More than 1 year ago
This is a great story to read if you like adventure--or a little romance. Alex Thomas escapes a storm to be rescued by a beautiful young woman, Sylvia. I felt like the adventure was exciting--in the tradition of old books about pirates. I wished the writer had said a little more about what it was that made Sylvia fall in love with this man--Sylvia had presumably seen tons of unfortunates who had fallen her way over the years. Was she lonely (her parents just died)? It is, however, easy to see what he saw in her: She rescued him, after all. Even a guy might fall for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're down and want a fast pick-me-up here you go!
Smethers More than 1 year ago
The reader, like the Alex the main character, is thrown in at the deep-end with this story. The opening, tense and full of danger grips to reader from the first sentence and doesn't let go. Set in 1895 in an America plagues by pirates this story transported me to another time and place. I'll be reading more of this series.
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Jen:When I accepted this book for review, I knew it was a novella. In fact, I was looking for a short story. But I didn't expect the book to be only 20 pages. And therein lies the problem with this book. It is very bare bones. The book felt more like a plot outline of a longer story than the full book. In fact, the story wasn't bad... there was a lot of promise. As I came to the last page, I found myself wishing that we'd learned more about the characters, spent more time with them, saw more action. I looked up Dawn's website when I saw this was the first book in a series. I wanted to see if the next book followed Alex and Sylvia, because then maybe it wouldn't be so bad that this tale was so short. But, the other two books are about new couples... all of them revolving around lighthouse keepers. And they are all about 7,000 words long. I think it would be best to either expand on these stories or package them as an anthology as it's not worth $1.99 each
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jennilynnjac More than 1 year ago
Dawn Luedecke is a fresh new voice who really created a fictional world for women who were real life lifesavers at the turn of the century. I am so happy that this is a series and I will able to continue with the women of the Life Saving Series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago