Finding My Light

Finding My Light

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by Chris Shanley Dillman
     
 

While the country struggles through the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Emma Truckey struggles through her own battles of self-doubt while living along the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When her father leaves to fight for the Union, Emma's mother takes over his job as keeper of the Marquette Lighthouse and relies on Emma to assist with the

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While the country struggles through the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Emma Truckey struggles through her own battles of self-doubt while living along the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When her father leaves to fight for the Union, Emma's mother takes over his job as keeper of the Marquette Lighthouse and relies on Emma to assist with the keeper duties. In between her chores and the adventures with her friend, Bobby, Emma somehow finds herself mixed up in a wartime spy ring that will ultimately test her confidence and endanger her life. --Based on a true story--

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ISBN-13:
9781413749700
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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Finding My Light 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Although FINDING MY LIGHT is fictional in nature, it is based in reality, namely the author's ancestors, one of whom was one of the first women lighthouse keepers on the Great Lakes. The story takes place during the Civil War and accurately depicts the hardships suffered by families left behind by the men who went off to fight the war. Emma, a teenager who lacks self-confidence, helps her mother keep the lighthouse burning while her father is serving in the Union Army. When Emma is called upon to deliver secret documents that may advance the end of the war, she does so with bravery and aplomb, falls in love along the way, and finds her true self. This is a delightful story, filled with suspense, romance, historical information, and characters that are heartwarming and real, as well as those the reader will enjoy harboring a strong dislike for. Written with poetic descriptive and dialogue true to the time frame, the author shows a fine talent for portraying characters with depth. Her presentation of the awkward, self-conscious Emma is sensitive and powerfully realistic. A bonus for fans is her skillful utilization of one of the characters to set up a sequel, which will be anticipated with eagerness. Once again, this talented author delivers a compelling read. Highly recommended. Christy Tillery French