Island Legacy: Book Three of First Light

Island Legacy: Book Three of First Light

by Linda Cardillo


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Island Legacy: Book Three of First Light by Linda Cardillo

“Innisfree binds us.” A new generation attempts to define where home is. When Lydia Hammond encourages her grieving granddaughter, Elizabeth Innocenti, to spend the summer at Innisfree, the family’s compound on Chappaquiddick Island, Elizabeth undertakes the journey from her home in Italy with her fourteen-year-old son, hoping to heal from the devastating loss of her husband after a long illness. Innisfree holds cherished memories of an idyllic childhood for Elizabeth. But when she arrives, she finds the place abandoned, derelict and as needy as she is. A reluctant steward, Elizabeth undertakes the task of making the cottage habitable until a hurricane forces her to take shelter with the Monroes, the Wampanoag family who once owned Innisfree. The fraught and tangled history between her grandmother and the Monroes pulls Elizabeth into a passionate search for Innisfree’s meaning for both families. At the same time, her challenging relationship with Caleb Monroe, the grandson of Mae and Tobias, forces her to confront her perception of who she is and what she wants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942209379
Publisher: Bellastoria Press LLP
Publication date: 04/30/2017
Series: First Light , #3
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 869,509
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents




List of Characters

  1. The Deep Heart’s Core
  2. Almost There
  3. Lydia
  4. Innisfree
  5. Trespassing
  6. Native Son
  7. Housekeeping
  8. Restoration
  9. The Dream
  10. Lessons in Life at Innisfree
  11. Antonio’s Film
  12. Hurricane
  13. The Eye of the Storm
  14. Izzy’s Magic
  15. Tobias’ Blessing
  16. Confrontation
  17. Gratitude
  18. Discoveries
  19. Family, Food and Filmmaking
  20. A Walk on the Beach
  21. Storms at Sea
  22. Rescue
  23. Vulnerability
  24. Unsettled
  25. Mae’s Box
  26. Duty
  27. “Did you know that Innisfree means heaven?”
  28. Peace Offering
  29. “You have a story to tell”
  30. The Phone Call
  31. Wisdom
  32. Homecoming
  33. Come Sit with Me
  34. Settling In
  35. The Visit
  36. Legacy
  37. Bonfire
  38. Arrival
  39. Revelations
  40. Requiem
  41. Announcement
  42. Disintegration
  43. The Comfort of Family
  44. Innisfree Abides in Me


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Island Legacy: Book Three of First Light 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NanaGlad More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Island Legacy, the third book in Linda Cardillo’s First Light Series. As I knew it would be the last of the series, I wondered how the two families I had grown to love would be portrayed in this final book. As always, Ms. Cardillo weaves a wonderful story, picking up with the next generation of the families. Her descriptive abilities are marvelous and I feel that I could take the ferry and know my way around Chappaquiddick Island! While I am glad that I had read the first two books, a reader of just this one would be able to know the essence of them (but I highly recommend reading all three). In this book we see Elizabeth coming to terms with her situation and I found myself aching with her in her pain. Once again, as with all of Ms. Cardillo’s books, I read it within 2 days, as I just couldn’t put it down, wanted to know how all of the characters resolve the issues which are so engaging for this reader.