Phoebe's Light (Nantucket Legacy Book #1)

Phoebe's Light (Nantucket Legacy Book #1)

by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Overview

Phoebe Starbuck has always adjusted her sails and rudder to the whims of her father. Now, for the first time, she's doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, her father gives her two gifts, both of which Phoebe sees little need for. The first is an old sheepskin journal from Great Mary, her highly revered great-grandmother. The other is a "minder" on the whaling ship in the form of cooper Matthew Macy, a man whom she loathes.

Soon Phoebe discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary's journal and finds herself drawn into the life of this noble woman. To Phoebe's shock, her great-grandmother has left a secret behind that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially her husband the captain and her shadow the cooper. This story within a story catapults Phoebe into seeing her life in an entirely new way--just in time.

In this brand-new series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her signature twists and turns to bear on a fascinating new faith community: the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493412495
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Nantucket Legacy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 11,981
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna's Crossing, The Newcomer, and The Return in the Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop's Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Phoebe's Light, Minding the Light, and The Light Before Day, as well as the Amish Beginnings, The Bishop's Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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Phoebe's Light 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anticipate the next chapter on this story
ConR More than 1 year ago
I finally took this book off my shelf and fell under its' spell over the weekend! What a wonderful story, set in the 18th century on Nantucket Island. I especially enjoyed how the main character, Phoebe, learned about her great-grandmother Mary through finding and reading Mary's precious journal. The story progresses as she gains insight and wisdom from the journal entries. As a grandmother and sometimes journal-keeper myself, the thought that a future family member would come to know and love me through my writings humbles me. I also enjoyed learning about the Quaker faith and the settling of Nantucket. I have the other two books of the series and plan to jump into them very shortly to continue this adventure!
poochiepepper More than 1 year ago
A little different series than Suzanne usually writes but I love this era and especially whenever there is a diary of ages ago involved. She really does her research on whatever genre she writes.
Christa4 More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Woods Fisher pens a beautiful masterpiece in Phoebe's Light. This story is the first book in the Nantucket Legacy series. Phoebe Starbuck is delighted when she captures Captain Phineas Foulger's attention. He has even asked for her hand in marriage! She must be the luckiest woman in the world and she has even talked him into letting her go along on his next voyage. Captain Foulger asks Matthew Macy to come aboard as a cooper and with much persuasion from Phoebe's father, he obliges. What happens next and throughout the voyage will have you on the edge of your seat! You won't want to put this book down until you finish it! This fascinating story of 18th century Nantucket is a historical treasure. Author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings the characters to life; they experience circumstances we all can relate to including anger, hopelessness, faith, forgiveness and love. A must read!
BMace More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful beginning to a new series! The author has obviously done a great deal of research into life on Nantucket Island. It is interesting to think about moving to an island in the present time, with ferries and airplanes to get you there or to leave if one desires. Not so for those who left everything for Nantucket in the late 1700's. Fleeing religious persecution, the settlers arrived on an island that held no welcome other than the smell of the sea and a whole new way of life than they had ever experienced. Learning many wonderful lessons from the diary of a brave ancestor, Phoebe realized that allowing your light to shine can occur in many different and unexpected ways.
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book at first because of the title and the cover. When I read the description, it sounded different and interesting. This is the first book I've ever read by this author and I really enjoyed it. I found it a very quick read, that caught my attention from the very beginning, and was totally transported. I loved the reading of Mary Coffin's diary and how it helped and inspired Phoebe. There were lots of surprises throughout the story and the end was great. I look forward to more stories in this new series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very slow, struggled to get through it. Enjoy most of her other books.
SouthernGalLovestoRead More than 1 year ago
All of Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish books have been great, so I expected the same when she went a little different direction -- delving into the history of another group of people, the Quakers. And after finishing Phoebe's Light, I found my expectations met -- another great story by one of my favorite authors. The story was filled with a wide range of characters -- some easy to love and some not so much so. Adventure, love, disappointment, danger -- all these added up to a great tale that kept me engaged from start to finish. And I learned a little history about some of the early religious and cultural elements of our country that I was not familiar with. This was a great read, and I look forward to the next book in the series. I recommend Phoebe's Light to fans of Suzanne Woods Fisher's writing and anyone interested in a good story with some interesting history.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
Phoebe's Light is such a character infused, character building story. You are so twisted up into the story you are so unaware of what is goin on around you - time sips by - I almost burned my pan of chicken. You can get so enthralled with the lives of the characters, who is really who they really are - who has secrets, who is a good person, who needs to be safe on the sea. What is going on? This thing is so full of information of the times and of whaling I was amazed at what I found out, and about Nantucket. This author is amazing, she knows what she is writing about - she is very thorough. I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed in this review are all my own.
grammy57 More than 1 year ago
I asked Revell Publishing for the chance to read and review this book and was chosen to do so. This book is a Historical Christian Fiction book. It goes back and forth between the mid-6500s and the mid=1700s. It is actually two stories in one. It works very well. There is a glossary at the beginning of the book. I did read it, but even if you didn't, you wouldn't be lost as the words are pretty self-explanatory. I enjoyed this book so much that I finished the book in three days. That is doing well, for me as it usually takes a week. I did not want to put the book down, nor did I want it to end. You know I do not provide a synopsis of the book as you can read that for yourself on the book. cover I give you my opinion. I think that Suzanne Woods Fisher did an excellent job on this first book in the new series. She portrays the community well. You feel like you are right there. She shows how areas were settled and turned into communities. She gives a look at a whaling community also. She does both of this without being like a textbook, full of description and interest. The characters in this book are very well developed. You feel that Phoebe could be you or your close friend. You see the community and the other main characters through her eyes. Even the minor characters are quite well developed and you feel you know something about them, at least would recognize them if you lived in that community. The story flows very well. Even the moving from one story to the other and back is done very skillfully. It is not jumpy or choppy in any way. The editing was also superb. Poor editing can ruin a perfectly good book in my opinion. This is a Christain book, but it is not preachy. It gives a nice look at the Quaker religion. It also shows how religion and religious persecution were some of the reasons we became our own nation. It also gives a glimpse of what whaling was like and why it was done. I would recommend this book and give it five stars. You will not be disappointed if you enjoy Christian historical fiction.
Reeceeangel More than 1 year ago
Phoebe has been the one to take care of her fortune hunting scheme of a father since the death of her mother several years ago. Phoebe has come to the crude realization that her father will mortgage anything and everything, including the roof over their heads to fund his business inventions and the like. She has always had her eyes set on the handsome, older gentleman Captain Foulger and takes advantage of hooking her line to him and marrying him against everyone's wishes. What she does not realize is that the Captain is only interested in an old journal that she has just became the owner. The journal is her great-grandmother's, one of the first settlers of Nantucket. In it there is a secret that could change the life of whomever reads it. As Phoebe sets sail on the Fortuna with her new husband, the Captain, she tries to avoid a childhood friend, Matthew. He has joined the crew as the cooper but really has joined as a favor to Phoebe's father to watch over her. AS the days wear on and Phoebe comes to realize that her marriage is not everything she thought it to be, her friendship with Matthew grows deeper. Will Phoebe be able to save everything near and dear to her or will life play a cruel joke on her instead? I am a fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher and have enjoyed the fresh eyes she gives to Christian fiction. Normally I am not a big reader of Quaker fiction but I opted to try this novel due to her being the author. I almost gave up after reading at it for two days because of the Old English language of "thee" and "thy". I'll be the first to tell you that I do not like reading books written in that style. I am so glad I stuck this one out though. The story of Phoebe and her great-grandmother are exciting. You not only get to learn about the Indians that lived on Nantucket in the late 1600s but you also get to learn how Nantucket was settled by the Americans. As you are reading you get to leave the island and sail to the tropical islands and experience life at sea all the while going back to the 1600s. I was pleased to learn that we do not get to finish reading the journal and that it will make appearances in the other books of this series. I am fascinated to see how it transforms others lives in the family. I suggest you pick up this book with an open mind to the Old English language and give yourself plenty of time to get into the book during your first read. You might be like me and find that you cannot put it down because you have become so invested in everyone's story. Thank you to NetGalley and Revel for a copy to read in exchange for my honest review written in my own words.
FHlady More than 1 year ago
This is the first novel in Fisher's new debut series Nantucket Legacy. It contains a dual timeline that is interwoven quite well: Phoebe's story from the 1700's and her great grandmother, Great Mary's, from the 1600's. Phoebe is a Quaker and descended from one of the original families who settled Nantucket Island in order to escape from the persecution that we receiving from the Puritans (Now that's a twist since the Puritans left England due to their religious persecution!). I loved the glossary at the beginning that explained the Quaker terms that Fisher included as many of them were definitely not part of my vocabulary. Fisher's historical research of both the time periods was very evident in her storytelling. There were several things that kept me from giving it a 5. I thought the first half of the book although interesting moved rather slowly and could have used more action. Usually Fisher's books have a more prominent romance aspect. This book definitely had a lighter romance side although a strong historically developed plot. Once Phoebe and Captain Folger were on the ship, there seemed to be no connection between them, even from the beginning; and they had just been married. The characters were quite varied. Captain Folger was a jerk from beginning to end, and I couldn't believe that Phoebe never did catch on to the fact he was probably after the journal and what it revealed. He also ran roughshod over his crew and let his first mate use his cat o' nine tails on the boys for insignificant breaches. And to leave Phoebe on an island and go off without her was inexcusable. Phoebe started out stubborn and self absorbed; and even though she was warned away from Captain Folger, she could only focus on being wealthy and secure. I did feel sorry for her continued sea sickness on the ship. I can't imagine being that sick for that long. As Phoebe began to rely more on God, she began to stand up for herself and take control of her life. I absolutely loved Silo and the relationship between Phoebe and he. Loved the role his scrimshaw carvings allowed him to speak to others. Overall a good read and I look forward to the next book: Minding the Light. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
So rich in historical detail! I loved learning about an era and location in history that I knew pretty much nothing about, and now I'm fascinated. I'm not usually a fan of a dual time-line story, but the author balanced it perfectly, with Phoebe and Matthew's perspectives told in third person POV, and the journal entries of her great-grandmother Mary in first person. The majority of the book is about Phoebe and her growth through harsh trials, which is enhanced by the parallels of Mary's growth in the well-placed excerpts. The pace of the book was rather slow at first, but I've found that with this author's beautiful writing I appreciate the time she takes to build the setting and develop the characters so that when the pace quickens and the plot climaxes, I'm completely enthralled and invested in the outcome. Hard lessons are learned, secrets are revealed, yet Phoebe's stalwart faith supports her and encourages those around her when they need it most. I'm loving this new series by one of my favorite authors and am looking forward to more! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Phoebe’s Light is an intriguing tale! Suzanne Woods Fisher shares a rich and vivid story as she regales readers with the history of Nantucket, whaling, and the Quaker faith. Phoebe Starbuck is an engaging heroine, and I enjoyed the intertwining of her story with that of her great-grandmother Mary Coffin. Mary Coffin Starbuck was an admirable historical figure, and I delighted in the imagined journal entries and personality Fisher created to bring her character to life. I enjoyed Phoebe’s Light and look forward to discovering more about Great Mary and her heritage as the Nantucket Legacy series continues. I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
CafinatedReads2009 More than 1 year ago
I believe in giving honest reviews, and this one will be the same as all my other. Honest. My thoughts on this book? Ugh. That’s right. Ugh. I was very disappointed in how this book turned out. I am usually a big fan of all of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s novels but this one was……well, frankly, bland. Very bland. I could not get into it easily. It took me many tries to actually get to the end of the story and by that point I was so frustrated with the way it was written that it lost all appeal to me. That said, I personally can not give this book more than 2 stars. However, just because I found the characters lacking and the story line flat, does not mean that you or someone you know may feel the same way, so I do still encourage you to give it a try. It’s just not a book for me. Does this mean I have given up on reading Suzanne’s books? Absolutly not. Sometimes, an author goes through down times just like every person in life. I will definitely give the next book in this series a try and hope that it’s not quite so bland. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It was plain to see that Author Suzanne Woods Fisher did a lot of research into the history of this time. Her writing about the Quaker life was extremely interesting, and I appreciated the glossary that she included. The characters in Phoebe’s Light were strong and well developed. There are some you’ll love, some you’ll strongly dislike, and some things will make you wonder, “What in the world was she thinking!” All flowing together in a thought-provoking way. (Sorry, I don’t want to give any spoilers so can’t say more.) If you enjoy historical fiction, with some clean romance mixed in, this is definitely a great book for you and I highly recommend it. I look forward to book 2 in this series. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review
BookReviewerNicole More than 1 year ago
*My Thoughts* Suzanne Woods Fischer is a popular in-home name for readers of Christian Fiction. She's written dozens of books, and she's very well known for her Amish Fiction. A beautiful storyteller, her books always bring to mind that of a grandmother telling stories to her grandchildren in the living room by the fireplace. Her newest series is not an Amish series but follows a series of Quakers. And let me tell you, this series is going to be her best one yet if Pheobe's Light is any indication. Skillfully written in stunning detail, Suzanne masterfully shares (in a timeslip, no less), the story of Great Mary through a journal. Phoebe is given the journal for her 18th birthday but has little interest. At the end of each chapter, Suzanne would insert a page or two of Mary's journal to impart wisdom and shed light on Quaker life in the 1600s. Rich with historical detail, I found myself entranced in both stories, and couldn't decide which I looked forward to more each time I picked this delight up. Throughout the story, Pheobe learns the importance of family and that people and riches aren't always as they seem. Desperate to show Phoebe and the world he's changed, Matthew is an endearing character who I ached and rejoiced alongside throughout the story. With beautiful detail, Suzanne makes you feel what her characters feel, smell what her characters smell, and see in your mind's eye both the beauty of Nantucket and the horrors her characters may face. A captivating story, Phoebe's Light is not one to be missed. _______________________________________________________ *My Rating* I give Phoebe's Light... 5 stars! *I received this book from the publisher, but was in no way required to give a positive review.
valet More than 1 year ago
It's amazing to me how much I can learn about history from reading a book by Suzanne Woods Fisher and Phoebe's Light did not disappoint. With her detailed descriptions of the surrounding area and time I felt as though I was right there on Nantucket Island in the 1700's. The raging sea felt so real I honestly felt seasick just reading it. Several times I had to put it down for a few minutes and start up again. Can that really be possible? So many great charactors kept me turning the pages but Phoebe remained my favorite. She was a strong, caring devout Quaker. I became so involved in her situations that I kept feeling the need at times to advise her! The extras including the glossary of words used during that time period (like a different language), questions at the end, and the note from Suzanne at the end were a great addition and interesting to read. This book is a great, great read! I received this book from Revell Books and was not required to give a positive review.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction not to be missed Phoebe's Light Nantucket Legacy #1 By Suzanne Woods Fisher Phoebe Starbuck has always known what she wants and no one can dissuade her once her mind is made up. And Phoebe has decided that Captain Phineas Foulger is the man she is to marry. Though he is considerably older than her - she knows that he is perfect for her. Phoebe's stubbornness just strikes Matthew Macy as wrong - she was once promised to him. But that was before he was put out of the church, before he lost his father, and before his family was in debt. Phoebe still has an effect on Matthew but her head and heart have seemingly been turned by the Captain's charm and perhaps his wealth. When Phoebe gets her husband, she soon finds herself on an adventure like she always desired but following her own desires may not be just what she had always dreamed it being. Worse Matthew has been employed by Captain Foulger as the ship's cooper. But Matthew has made a promise to Phoebe's father to be there when she realizes the mistake she has made. Soon the sea has made its presence known to Phoebe and little gives her comfort aboard ship. Only the gift of Great Mary's journal from more than a century ago offers her distraction. And marriage to the Captain is not what she expected though her fragile health aboard the ship surely has some bearing upon his manner. Phoebe's Light takes the reader on two different journeys Phoebe's and Mary Coffin's. Mary grew up in Puritan Massachusetts, a land where religious freedom is just a dream for the Quakers and Anabaptists who sought it within the colony. This intolerance led the Coffin family to settle on Nantucket. But Nantucket wasn't the easy life that Mary's father led them to believe rather it was one of hard work on a land not willing to be easily tamed. Together these two stories come together and offer a glimpse into the early days Nantucket Island while America was still a group of colonies under the rule of a distant monarch. This is the first book in a new series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Nantucket Legacy if this book is but a taste of what is forthcoming is sure to delight fans of historical fiction. Focusing on Nantucket's Quaker roots one is struck by the intolerance of those seeking religious freedom for those seeking the same. This book is also an examination of how one goes about determining the path one's life should follow. Is there an inner urging? Is this self? Or is it God? I highly recommend this book it is an interesting and enjoyable read that one will enjoy sharing with a friend or two and perfect for a book club discussion. I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher Revell with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
The history geek in me is so intrigued by the overarching story told in Fisher’s new Nantucket Legacy series. While each book focuses on a ‘modern-day’ (at least so far as 1767 is more modern than 1660) storyline, it also zeroes in on Mary Coffin – a real historical figure who had tremendous impact on a young Nantucket. Through Mary’s author-imagined journal entries (Fisher includes an author’s note at the end that details what is fact and what is fiction), we get more insight into this fascinating historical figure. As far as the 1767 thread of the story, Phoebe is the kind of heroine you like a lot but still want to shake for part of the book – yet you also end up being really proud of her by the end. There’s a bit of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ flavor to Phoebe’s story, too. Her father is an eccentric whim-chaser who always has a new (quirky) venture brewing, to their financial detriment. There’s a Gastonish character – a beast disguised as a prince – and a prince-type character disguised as somewhat of a beast. The allusion to this classic fairy tale doesn’t dominate the tale – and may not have even been intended by the author – but especially as the story begins the similarities come to mind. As Phoebe’s reading of Great Mary’s diary progresses, we begin to see more intersection with the 1767 thread (Phoebe’s thread), as surnames merge between the two. How it all fits together becomes part of the story’s intrigue in both timelines, and there’s more than one mystery to solve as we sail along. While some aspects of the story are fairly predictable, I wasn’t sure, ultimately, how either thread would play out – and there were some bumpy moments when I feared (and discovered) the worst! Bottom Line: Phoebe’s Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher detours from her typical Amish genre to spotlight Quaker history and that of Nantucket. Both Mary Coffin and Phoebe Starbuck, though not without their flaws, are admirable heroines and the men they truly love are the best of heroes. The history here is as richly atmospheric as the setting, and while the thees and thous take a bit of tedious navigating this story is an enjoyable read with the promise of more fascinating stories to come! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Her choices affect more than she ever imagined... Despite the popularity of author Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish fiction I've somehow missed out...until now. A novel about the Quakers and the earlier history of Nantucket piqued my interest. I remember reading some about the early Quakers in my history books but really didn't know a lot about them. Phoebe's Light brought the people, the place, and the era to life. I had mixed feelings about Phoebe herself. I found her to be naive to the point of foolishness but she clings to a deep faith that could move mountains. And Matthew. Aahh, Matthew. He is a truly flawed character, he is refreshingly honest about his doubts, and he is completely loyal to those he loves. A couple of historical anachronisms didn't deter me from enjoying the story. And I loved learning some of the whaling and Nantucket-specific terms that I didn't already know. There is a helpful glossary at the beginning that you can refer back to if need be. I loved Suzanne Woods Fisher's dual timeline aspect in Phoebe's Light, Mary's diary entries from the 1660's were a fascinating look into the founding of Nantucket and Phoebe in the 1760's found inspiration and wisdom from reading the diary. If you are looking for an interesting story set in a little known period of American history you should check out Phoebe's Light. (I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
I think it is safe to say that Suzanne Woods Fisher is best known for her Amish fiction. With this new series, Nantucket Legacy, she is branching out to bring us insights into the beginnings of the Quakers in America. My family is descended from those original Quakers so I found this to be especially fascinating. The Quakers came to America because of oppression only to find persecution again on the mainland of America. This part of the story shows how they settled on Nantucket Island to get away from that persecution. It also tells the story of how the settlers went from raising sheep to becoming whalers. If you are worried about this being a mostly historical story, don't be. Suzanne brings her usual elements of romance, mystery, and suspense to the story. The romance between Phoebe and Matthew was wonderful but my favorite part was the love story between Phoebe and her father. The underlying story line is an old journal from Great Mary. I thought that Suzanne did a wonderful job of flashing back and forth between the current time of 1767 to the past of 1658. Great Mary was known to have deep insight into situations and through her journal Phoebe gains wisdom. The journal contains secrets that will help the current generation and generations to come. Knowing that there is a secret hidden within the journal it becomes the object of desire to those who would use it for self gain rather than the good of all. I just didn't want the story to end. I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment. Reading the sneak peek at the second book was torture! But I did enjoy all the extras that were included at the beginning and ending of the book. It was a win-win for me. I got to enjoy a delightful story and then learn some very interesting facts about our forefathers. Treat yourself and pick up a copy today! I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Mocha-with-Linda More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Woods Fisher posesses a knack for creating fascinating stories that simultaneously entertain, inform, and inspire. Her newest novel does all of this and more as the first book in her Nantucket Legacy series. Lauded for her Amish novels, Fisher turns her attention to colonial Nantucket and the early beginnings of its Quaker faith community. Life, love, and faith intertwine amidst the challenging and often harrowing setting of the whaling trade as fact and fiction merge in this captivating tale. As always, Fisher creates situations that cause her characters to probe their faith beyond the external, often prompted by someone who doesn't "follow the rules," a characteristic that makes her one of my favorite authors. Interspersed experts of Great Mary's journal broaden and add layers to the story, and unexpected plights escalate the tension. And while the ending satisfied, I am already eager for the next Nantucket Legacy novel. Don't miss Phoebe's Light. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Revell Publishing for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Phoebe’s Light ( Nantucket Book #1 ) By: Suzanne Woods Fisher Phoebe’s Light is book one of a new series, Nantucket by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I have read several of her Amish books and loved then. I don’t think that I have read a book on the Quakers before.The author surely did her research on Phoebe’s Light. It seem like you was reading two book in one. It seems that the storyline is going in a different direction, historical and not Amish. If you are a big fan of history , then you will love Phoebe’s Light.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
What a book to get lost in, and thank goodness there is a sequel, I didn’t want to leave, and yet I did want a conclusion. This book is a perfect blend of history, romance, adventure and mystery, and boy do things explode when facts begin to unfold, and surprises sure abound. Can you imagine reading the thoughts of your Great Grandmother, you never met, it would be such an irreplaceable treasure, and this is the gift that Phoebe is given. Now why would the Captain be interested in the thoughts of a young girl? Thank goodness it is very hard to read, but we get to peruse it, and I enjoyed reading it, and then it is a story in itself. This is a new series that you really don’t want to miss, and I am glad I was given the chance to enjoy. I received this book through Celebrate Lit, and was not required to give a positive review.