About the Book
Book: At Lighthouse Point
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release date: May 4, 2021
Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with a grand plan–to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level. Her dream starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor’s kitchen has been badly remodeled by her sister, Cam, who doesn’t know how to cook. Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands.
As old wounds are opened, Blaine starts to wonder if she made a mistake by coming home. Little by little, she must let go of one dream to discover a new one, opening her heart to a purpose and a future she had never imagined.
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I have heard so much about Suzanne Woods Fisher. and highly respect her as an award winning author and prolific writer who writes in multiple genres and has a passion for the art of storytelling.
This story delves into the lives of the Graysons yet again — and I should point out that if you have not read the other books in the series, it would be wise to do so or you’ll be missing out on a lot of important information.
The dynamics between the sisters and their father and grandfather were fun and not unrealistic compared to the chaos of real life — they definitely added some humor to the story. It took me a bit to get used to the hopping points of view from every single family member except Grandpa Grayson. Again – probably would’ve not been a problem had I read the earlier books in the series.
The story overall was enjoyable. It showcased every day life on a beautiful small secluded island with it’s unique blend of eccentric locals and transplants from the mainland. Great small town feel to the atmosphere.
But this book was not all that it could have been. The problem I had with this book was entirely with Blaine. I didn’t think she was likeable until about halfway through, I did not believe any attraction was occurring between her and Artie. Their relationship had zero time to build into something more than even close friends In my opinion — even though they were supposed to be close friends to begin with.
The book utilized flashbacks frequently, but there were none of Blaine and Artie – one with Blaine and a friend during college – that wasn’t enough. I wanted to know so much more about their past relationship, which was supposedly so close, and I wanted them to interact much, much more than they ever did in the pages of this book.
Granted — since I haven’t read previous books, there could be a lot of missing information that might be affecting this particular view point. But as it stands, I believe even books in a series should somehow bring new readers into the fold and explain some of the things that happened previously, particularly when it comes to romantic relationships.
Please read on for a special note from the author AND a giveaway opportunity!
About the Author
Award winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected. With more than one million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling author of more than 30 works, ranging from novels to non-fiction books to children’s books. Currently, she lives with her very big family in the East Bay.
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10 Curious Facts about Lighthouses
People love lighthouses. There’s just something special about those sturdy sentinels with their beacons of light, patiently sweeping the water, their mournful and haunting wail of a foghorn. Longfollow’s poem, The Lighthouse, written in 1850, captured the allure so well:
And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright,
Through the deep purple of the twilight air,
Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light,
With strange, unearthly splendor in the glare!
“Unearthly splendor.” Wow, doesn’t that hit the nail on the head? A lighthouse, to me, represents a spiritual truth: Someone’s watching out for us, looking out for the dangers ahead, and always glad to welcome us home.
Here are 10 facts about lighthouses that you might not know:
- THE FIRST KNOWN LIGHTHOUSE was Egypt’s Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt, built in the third century B.C. The lighthouse was made from a fire on a platform to warn sailors of the port’s entrance. This lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
- THE OLDEST EXISTING LIGHTHOUSE IN THE WORLD is considered to be La Coruna in Spain that dates from ca. 20 B.C. A Roman lighthouse is located on the Cliffs of Dover in the UK that was constructed in 40 A.D.
- THE UNITED STATES IS HOME to more lighthouses than any other country.
- THE FIRST LIGHTHOUSE IN AMERICA was at Boston on Little Brewster Island (1716). The first keeper was George Worthylake who, sadly, was drowned, along with his wife and daughter, when returning to the island in 1718.
- THE TALLEST LIGHTHOUSE is on Cape Hatteras, NC. Built in 1872, it reached 196 feet tall.
- THE FIRST WEST COAST LIGHTHOUSE was built on Alcatraz Island in 1854.
- DAYMARKS are the painted colors and patterns (diamonds, spirals and stripes) on lighthouse towers to distinguish them from each other.
- LIGHTHOUSE KEEPING was one of the first U.S. government jobs available to women, as far back as the 19th century. Most obtained their position when their husband died or became incapacitated.
- THE RANGE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE LIGHT produces a light seen 25 miles at sea.
- ABOUT 700 LIGHTHOUSES are still in active use in the United States.
As I wrote the third book in the ‘Three Sisters island’ series, I just had to give that little charred lighthouse its day in the sun. It had patiently played a role in the first two books, waiting for its turn on center stage. Not only did its setting provide a very unexpected “WHAT? How did that happen?” conclusion to the series, it even stole the headline! The undisputed title: At Lighthouse Point.
Do you have a favorite lighthouse? If so, please add your picture in the comments below. Don’t forget to include its location.
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