Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Lightkeeper's Ball by Colleen Coble*A Review

Lightkeeper’s Ball – Mercy Falls #3

It is the dawn of a new century and Olivia Stewart is heiress to an empire. Her family numbers among the Four Hundred – those considered the wealthiest and most distinguished in America. Unfortunately their wealth has nearly disappeared, and now their security rests solely on the Stewart daughters’ marrying well.
Olivia’s sister, Eleanor, was engaged to Harrison Bennett, one of the nation’s wealthiest men, but has since died. Now the pressure is on Olivia to take her place, despite her suspicions about Eleanor’s fiancé. Using her family’s long-forgotten English title, Olivia travels to Mercy Falls, California, as Lady Devonworth, hoping to learn more before committing to marriage. There she finds that Eleanor’s death was no accident. And Harrison is not the man she thought he would be.
When Mercy Falls holds a charity ball masquerade to raise funds for the new lighthouse, secrets–and truths long hidden–will be revealed. But can Harrison really love Olivia when he finds her true identity? Can she live with the repercussions of failing her family, or will she finally realize that nothing–not money, family, or romance—will ever compare to God’s unconditional love?

Book Details:
Lightkeeper’s Ball Links:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 978-1595542687

Mery Falls
2011 Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Author Colleen Coble’s thirty-five novels and novellas have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA, the Holt Medallion, the ACFW Book of the Year, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, the Booksellers Best, and the 2009 Best Books of Indiana-Fiction award. She writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail and love begin with a happy ending.

The Lightkeeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble is a delightful book. It is full of romance and suspense. What could be better than that! I like the many ways someone tries to kill Olivia, but she gets away. I try to always play detective in the stories I read and find who did the killing or attempted killings and usually I can tell who did it, but with The Lightkeeper’s Ball it was a complete surprise.
The cover of this book and title are fantastic. You probably wonder why the light keeper had a ball. Olivia was trying to help her new friends raise money to build a new lighthouse and together with that and her finding out who murdered his sister this book is full of fun and adventure. The cover of The Lightkeeper’s Ball has Olivia in a gorgeous red dress.
I recommend this book for your reading enjoyment. Another book that is hard to put down.

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Miss Hillbilly said...

I am going to look up this one. Thank you for your reviews.

Margaret Metz said...

I am a book behind in this series but I am in love with this cover and can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great review. :o)

Michelle said...

Thank you for your review! I have this one at the top of my wish list.