Secrets of the Lighthouse

A Novel

    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Set in Ireland on the wild coast of Connemara, this hauntingly romantic novel tells the story of a young woman who goes in search of her family’s past and ends up discovering her future.

Ellen Trawton is running away from it all. She hates her job, she doesn’t love the aristocratic man to whom she is engaged, and her relationship with her controlling mother is becoming increasingly strained. So Ellen leaves London, fleeing to the one place she knows her mother won’t find her, her aunt’s cottage in Connemara. Cutting all her ties with chic London society, Ellen gives in to Ireland’s charm and warmth, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Her imagination is soon captured by the compelling ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire.

The ghost of the young wife, Caitlin, haunts the nearby castle, mourning the future she can never have there. Unable to move on, she watches her husband and children, hoping they might see her and feel her love once more. But she doesn’t anticipate her husband falling in love again. Can she prevent it? Or can she let go and find a way to freedom and happiness?

The ruggedly beautiful Connemara coastline with its tightknit community of unforgettable characters provides the backdrop for this poignant story of two women seeking the peace and love they desperately need. For each, the key will be found in the secrets of the past, illuminated by the lighthouse.

August 5
Simon & Schuster

Customer Reviews

5sonz ,

I really enjoy this author!

This is the second book i have read by this author. I must say that i really like her writing style. It is clean without crude language and explicit sex but allowing for sensuality.
I like the character development but adding too many characters just is confusing to me.
I recommend this author and i will continue reading her books until i have tag all of them.

Scov2 ,

Secrets of the Lighthouse

Beautifully written and absolutely wonderful!!

Cpitcock ,

Enjoyed this One!

When Ellen Trawthorn wants to run away from her past for a bit where her family won't find her, what better place to go than her mother's family that she wasn't ever supposed to know about. Once in Ireland with her mother's large family, Ellen starts to get to know them and enjoy their more laid back lifestyle. She is welcomed by the family her mother rejected, and she finally has a chance to think about what she wants for her own life.

When she meets widowed Conor, Ellen feels a connection right away. As the two become close, Ellen has to decide if this is the direction she wants her life to take. If so, she has things she needs to set right before she can step wholeheartedly into this life.

This one caught my attention right away with the compelling prologue. I liked the main characters, found the storyline interesting, and absolutely loved the setting. I'm looking forward to reading more of this author's books.

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