The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel

The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel

by Jean E. Pendziwol


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ISBN-13: 9780062572103
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 69,148
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jean E. Pendziwol was born in Thunder Bay on Lake Superior and spent much of her childhood aboard her family’s sailboat, exploring the islands and bays of the inland sea. After working as a freelance writer and photographer, she spent several years focusing on raising her three children before publishing her first children’s book. She lives in Ontario, in the shadow of the Nor’Wester Mountains, with her husband, two of her three grown children, a loveable mutt, and three temperamental chickens, who sometimes lay eggs.

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The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Thebooktrail-com More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of novel you hug after you’ve finished but get wet with the tears you have wept whilst reading. It’s a poignant and gorgeous read all in one. When it’s sad, it’s sad – oh my goodness. But it’s also lyrical, poetic and crying to be read aloud. I need this to be a film as I need to hear the soundtrack for real I had playing in my head when I read this. There’s something very magical about a story woven with historical fact and once I’d found out just what kind of story and place inspired this novel, I was captivated. There’s so much historical mystery and suspense in this book. The author has carefully done her research and brilliantly woven it into a novel of intrigue and suspense. It’s also one of those novels where the setting is the story and the story is the setting. Lake Superior – the Canadian Side is highlighted and is also the star of the show. Glorious and slow paced, this novel drifts into your consciousness and hits on every one of your emotions. Love it and highly recommend. I also have to say – what a gorgeous cover! (And covers having seen the foreign editions!)
MandaLuvsToRead More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this, but it certainly left me feeling a bit sad. It's a melancholy read with a cold, harsh, unforgiving lighthouse as the backdrop. Each of the characters are quite complex and it's well worth waiting to find out how everything ties together in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved thia nook and read it in a day. A lot of twists and turns. This book would appeal to young and old alike. Beautifully written.....I could not put it down.
bkworm_ran More than 1 year ago
I always consider it a find when a book I’ve read stays with me. The Lightkeeper’s Daughters is one of them. Pendziwol’s story of the isolated life of a family in the early 20th century is such a book. Threaded into this historical accounting is the contemporary story of Morgan, a young woman lost and looking to find someone, something to grasp that will help her figure out where she is headed in life. Serving out community service hours as restitution for tagging a fence at the senior retirement home she discovers an unlikely link to her childhood and the reasons for her love of the arts. Pendziwol’s story unfolds with grace and a hard look at a life spent surviving on Porphyry Island where twin girls, Emily and Elizabeth Livingstone and their family live and work the lighthouse that keep the waterways of Lake Superior safe for her travelers. The joys of a childhood filled with nature and few restraints gently unfold like the wildflowers Emily draws. It is also the story of how dark secrets, kept hidden and locked away always find their way to the surface. It is a look back at life that we would call harsh and wild that parallels contemporary life of those who are dropped into the CPS system. I highly recommend this title to be picked up by libraries and hope that librarians will put it into the hands of teens. I wish to thank the publisher for generously providing an Advanced Reader’s Copy for my honest review.
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