The Girl in the Lighthouse

The Girl in the Lighthouse

by Roxane Sanford

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ISBN-13: 9781468090147
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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The Girl In The Lighthouse 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
WisteriaLeigh on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Lillian Arrington¿s father is a lighthouse keeper and until the age of nine she lived in an isolated world devoid of friends. Born in 1862 to Ameilia and Garrett she was the epitome of daddy¿s little girl. Her mother was not always well, but she and her father were inseparable. When her father is transfered to Jasper Island she abounds with joy when she learns there will be an assistant keeper on the island who has two sons. With hope and anticipation she meets Heath and Ayden, and the trio become instant companions. Lillian¿s childhood is carefree and joyous with each day full of promise with a bright outlook toward the future. Her world is flipped on end when her mother¿s health becomes critical. Lillian¿s lifestyle turns from joy to misery when she is sent to live with her grandmother, Eugenia on her Georgia plantation. Southern to the core with a drive to rekindle the glory of the past, Eugenia Arrington is nothing like her daughter Amelia. Lillian must endure new challenges that are painful, physically and mentally as she uncovers deep secrets from her families past. Wounds of flesh and mind will scar her deeply as she tries to cope with her discoveries. Taking place in a variety of settings, Sanford depicts each vista with accurate acuity. The details enable the reader clarity and perception as if you were there. Eugenia, hateful and retched juxtaposed with Lillian¿s loving and sweet demeanor are both fully developed characters representing good versus evil in imaginative tale of immorality. Glimmers of Lillian¿s past are sparingly uncovered as the author teases you through to the conclusion. A long journey for Lillian, this historical fiction novel is brimming with tension and crescendo like drama that will captivate the reader. ~Wisteria Leigh
cmeilink on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Lillian Arrington is a young girl living with her mother and father at an isolated lighthouse. When her father transfers to another lighthouse as head lighthouse keeper, and she finds herself with friends for the first time in her life.Her happiness is short-lived; however, as her mother plunges into madness and her father seems to forget about Lillian completely. Her mother begins to refer to people that Lillian doesn't know and when she asks her father about them, he is secretive, not only about the people but about their entire past. What could be so horrible that her father cannot bring himself to share it with Lillian?As the story progresses, Lillian discovers the twisted Arrington history and uncovers the truth about her parents and herself.V.C. Andrews fans will like this.
hay123 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book is about two parts of Lillian Arrington¿s life. She is the narrator and her voice is vibrant but often confused as she tackles what life throws at her. Life certainly does that in the second part of the book. We only see things through her eyes and therefore some of the motivations and experiences of the other characters is not clear. But that seems to be the intention of the author, whose writing holds your attention to the end. This could be book one of Lillian¿s story and if it is, I would read the next instalment.
LauraT81 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Lillian Arrigton has always lived isolated in a lighthouse with her secretive parents who never reveal anything about ther past, even to Lillian. Finally, after moving to a new lighthouse, she meets two brothers, whom she becomes friends with, and gets to attend school for the first time. Her mother suffers from a mysterious illness that keeps her in bed for days at a time. Lillian's childhood is happy until her mother gets worse and everything starts to spiral out of control... I won't give anything else away. But if you enjoy VC Andrews novels you will love this. This is a quick, engrossing read that charms you in, then rips your heart out.
EllasGran on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This historical fiction novel of a dark and disturbing family saga that unravels with unexpected twists and turns to reveal long-hidden secrets of a family¿s shady past. Now orphaned and with this knowledge, Lillian has to muster her strength to deal with these truths.I have seen this book recommended as young adult reading, but with the incest, child abuse etc., I am not sure I would agree.
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ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
All too familiar with a life lived in isolation, young Lillian is thrilled when her father is transferred to a new lighthouse station; the reason being: another family is stationed there, and she gets the chance to make the acquaintance of their young two sons. With the opportunity to finally start enjoying somewhat of a normal social life, Lillian couldn't be more pleased with the promising new direction her life has taken. However, she soon finds her newfound joy to be quite short-lived when her mother begins a long, painful descent into what appears to be insanity. As her mind slowly wastes away, Lillian's mother begins recounting people, places, and experiences that all come as a complete surprise to her - but not as surprising as the long-hidden family secrets that they're soon revealed to be. Now, with full knowledge of her parents' seamy past, Lillian struggles to come to grips with the difficult truths of her family's shady history... Surprisingly fast-paced and engrossing, The Girl In The Lighthouse is quite the engaging read. With a rich tapestry of characters, author Roxane Sanford paints a vivid picture of a life filled with unexpected twists and turns, the unpredictability of which is sure to hold the interest of any reader. Furthermore, her central storyline is taut and compelling, and her ability to keep the reader guessing at the real truth until the very end is quite masterful. A highly rewarding, entertaining literary treat, The Girl In The Lighthouse is recommended reading for lovers of imaginative, well-crafted stories with the superb balance of action and character development. Be on the lookout for more from this promising new storytelling talent. Tracy Moore Apex Reviews
Kent_WA More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story. I could not put the book down and read it straight through. The story ends, leaving you to want more. It has many twist and turns and keeps you wondering what will happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We all need to escape for a while into a place different from our own. The author of this book takes you through the life an amazing young girl who will captivate you with all of her life's "riptides". Her descriptive narrative is very intense and leaves you wanting more. The twists and turns are so unique and much more interesting from the usual novel. Please note **** I normally don't take the time to write a review because I don't feel as strong as I do about this book. If your looking to escape for awhile into "Lillian's" world you better hold on....it will be a wild ride. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.