The Woman At The Light

The Woman At The Light

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by Joanna Brady Schmida
     
 
"...a guaranteed good read!" Mark Howell,
editor, Solares Hill "...I could not put the book down and neither will you." John Viele, author of the three-volume The Florida Keys It is
1835. When lighthouse keeper Martin Lowry mysteriously vanishes off Wreckers' Cay, near Key West, the life of his wife Emily is changed forever. Left on her own,

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"...a guaranteed good read!" Mark Howell,
editor, Solares Hill "...I could not put the book down and neither will you." John Viele, author of the three-volume The Florida Keys It is
1835. When lighthouse keeper Martin Lowry mysteriously vanishes off Wreckers' Cay, near Key West, the life of his wife Emily is changed forever. Left on her own, Emily gets unexpected help at the lighthouse from Andrew, a charming runaway slave who washes up on the island. Emily teaches him how to tend the light, to read, and to shoot. But Andrew has much more to teach her. A hurricane forces Emily and her children back to Key West. There she marries Pedro Salas,
Key West's most successful businessman-a complex older man with bizarre appetites. Later, as his wealthy widow, she navigates a career of her own, and learns to use the power that comes with money. But one thing still eludes her:
finding her lover and their daughter. This exciting story is set against the background of the Second Seminole War. It is unique to Key West, taking place in the early days of both the emerging wreck-salvaging and cigar industries that so enriched the city. It's an absorbing tale of sex,
slavery, greed, murder, and revenge. Most of all, Emily's story tells how the passionate love of a defiant, determined woman can overcome anything.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450213196
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
1.13(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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The Woman At The Light 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
droste More than 1 year ago
Very well written. You will identify with the characters. Highly recommend.