The Girl in the Lighthouse (Arrington Saga, book 1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

From the time Lillian Arrington was born in 1862, she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia. But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her years.
When her father is transferred to a new station, Lillian is anxious to meet the assistant keepers and their two sons, Heath and Ayden. She had never met children her own age, had playmates, or made a friend.

Heath, the handsome ...

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The Girl in the Lighthouse (Arrington Saga, book 1)

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Overview

From the time Lillian Arrington was born in 1862, she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia. But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her years.
When her father is transferred to a new station, Lillian is anxious to meet the assistant keepers and their two sons, Heath and Ayden. She had never met children her own age, had playmates, or made a friend.

Heath, the handsome teenage boy who desires to become a doctor someday, welcomes Lillian. However, his younger brother, Ayden, doesn't like her and she struggles to win him over. Before long, a secret bond between the three is forged and to Lillian's delight, they become close friends.

After so many years, Lillian's childhood is beginning to resemble that of a normal girl. No longer is she lonely and isolated from the rest of the world by over-protective parents. Instead, she experiences new adventures, attends school, and falls in love for the first time.

However, her glorious days on Jasper Island are short-lived as her beautiful young mother begins a tragic descent into insanity and passes away. Lillian is left in the care of her sinister grandmother Eugenia Arrington, who, since the end of the Civil War, continues to steadfastly hold onto the once glorious Georgia plantation known as Sutton Hall. It is there that the immoral secrets of Lillian's parents are revealed, and she is left to pick up the pieces of her scandalous past, and somehow, find her long way home.

The Arrington Series:
The Girl in the Lighthouse
All That is Beautiful
Sacred Intentions, prequel (Christmas 2011)

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011499708
  • Publisher: Roxane Tepfer Sanford
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 61,860
  • File size: 668 KB

Meet the Author

Roxane Tepfer Sanford is the author of The Girl in the Lighthouse and All That is Beautiful. Her writing style has been compared to that of well known gothic fiction author, V.C. Andrews. The release of the third novel in the series is due out in 2011.Roxane is the very busy mother of six children, and whatever spare time is left, she dedicates to writing novels. Currently she lives in Gilbert, Arizona.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Awesome Book

    It might be 584 pages but I read the entire thing in one day and loved almost every bit of it.....Amazing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Good story

    What some people dont realize is that this is a work of fiction. Sure, some things may be questionable BUT it is the authors story. I found this book to be quite lovely. This is the kind of book that makes your heart hurt for the characters and to really want the best for them. I have read the second also, and will read them again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Couldn't put it down

    I really enjoyed this book. The author does a wonderful job of letting the reader get to know each of the characters. It is based in the 1800's, but the book focuses on the characters and their feelings, so the story could have just as easily happened today.
    There were a few parts in the book where the transitions were not quite as smooth as they could have been. Lillian changes her mind so drastically, and redirects her attention very quickly sometimes. I found that distracting. But, in the author's defence, Lillian is a young girl, and young girls tend to change their mind a lot.
    Overall, the book is wonderful. I read it in one day, which is very unusual for me, and I've started the second book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Great book

    This book was wonderful. You must read Life Is Beautiful, the next one. She is a wonderful writer and one that must write more stories. If you love beach reads, this is a must!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Just ok

    I read VC Andrews years ago when she first came out. The storyline (big secret) was along the lines of Flowers in the Attic but the delivery was a little jerky. It was hard to figure the passage of time. I am not getting the others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Girl in the lighthouse

    Good book! All the secrets kept me interested. This book was hard for me to put down.....I'm starting the second book now!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    Highly, Highly, Highly Recommended

    Once I started reading book 1 of the saga, I immediately bought the other two books. I really had trouble putting them down. The author pulled you into the lives of the characters. I wish there were more books to this saga, but the way it's written the story seems finished. I will be looking for more books by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Loved it

    Couldnt put it down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Long/2 long

    Way 2 long

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Ugh....amazing

    I loved the book and couldnt stop reading. I thought it would take me forever. It only took me a few days. The part i hated the mist was that it ended just like it never happened. I want to no what happened to lillian.!!!!!.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Great book!

    Couldn't put it down. Ending could have been better tho.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Good premise; poor pacing

    This was a pretty decent book but the pace left a lot to be desired. The author would put a lot of effort into describing a day, and then turn around and fly through a two year span. I think this book deserved another couple hundred pages of bringing everything together in a more concise fashion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

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    Very good book

    I am a fan of the VC Andrew's books and saw the reference in the description of this book. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed this book very much. Was well worth it and great for a free book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Captavating book

    But I did not like the ending!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Loved it

    This a qucik and great read. Keeps you guessing with a mnice twist..

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Complete waste of time

    The plot meanders, the language is pure drivel, and the ending is excrutiatingly weak.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Understand

    No disrespect, everyone is allowed to have their own oppionion. Yes this book does have a sick twist to it, but can' t you see ehat the author is trying to do? They're trying to show us that awful stuff like this happens all the time. Yet Lillian always manages to pick herselg back up and keep going. If you ask me we should all follow this example.

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

    I couldn't put this book down, I loved it.

    I couldn't put this book down, I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Anonymous

    This book was highly recomemened.i myself would never recomend this book unless you want to be sad through outthe book,thinking that the next chapter poor lillian will have found happiness after all she went through, but it kept getting worse.Had the worst ending! I usally get so attached to the characters But couldnt think of wasting my time amd money to read about bad luck,bad people,and a bunch of sad.Can watch the news for that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    !

    This was a fair story, not nearly good enough to waste money in sequels.

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