Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Lightkeeper's Ball by Colleen Coble

Book Description:
Olivia seems to have it all, but her heart yearns for more.

Olivia Stewart's family is one of the Four Hundred—the highest echelon of society in 1910. When her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, Olivia leaves their New York City home for Mercy Falls, California, to determine what befell Eleanor. She suspects Harrison Bennett, the man Eleanor planned to marry. But the more Olivia gets to know him, the more she doubts his guilt—and the more she is drawn to him herself.

When several attempts are made on her life, Olivia turns to Harrison for help. He takes her on a ride in his aeroplane, but then crashes, and they’re forced to spend two days alone together. With her reputation hanging by a thread, Harrison offers to marry her to make the situation right. As a charity ball to rebuild the Mercy Falls lighthouse draws near, she realizes she wants more than a sham engagement—she wants Harrison in her life forever. But her enemy plans to shatter the happiness she is ready to grasp. If Olivia dares to drop her masquerade, she just might see the path to true happiness.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book. Olivia is traveling, under a different name, to Mercy Falls to look into her sister's suspicious death. Her sister, Eleanor, was engaged to Harrison Bennett, who is just as much, if not more, of a suspect in Elanor's suspicious death than anyone up there. The questions pile up, including if Olivia reveals her true identity, will Harrison still feel the same for her?
My favorite is Olivia. She is so strong and opinionated...not to mention loyal to her family! Harrison is the perfect opposite for Olivia. There are twists, turns and the author keeps you wondering until literally the END of the book. Wonderful writing.
I rate this a 4/5. Good book, and I am going back to read the first 2 in the series!

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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