Twelve year-old Lillian Bates hates her little brother and faces losing him. She struggles to love. She hesitates against her own caution to do something but does it anyway, wondering why her urge to do it is so strong. Lillian's journey to be more loving is set in 1884 at a remote island lighthouse. With her siblings and cousins, she sifts through cryptic clues on a weather-torn shipwreck. A gruff "pirate" captain and his questionable crew are forces Lillian must battle. Three loving caretakers who live at a charming cottage a mile from the lighthouse help the children as they unravel an island mystery. Humor and misunderstandings pepper the lively events. Finally, Lillian makes an important discovery. She realizes how important it is to know what makes her do the things she does. Her new-found love melts the hatred in her heart. She discovers that God has created her to be a unique light to shine on those living in darkness. Most importantly, Lillian understands that love is a Fruit of the Spirit meant not just for her but for all.
Based on the Fruit of the Spirit
See how each Fruit of the Spirit is discovered in the lives and adventures of the nine Children of the Light.
The first book of the series focuses on love.
Nine kids. Nine gifts. Nine blessed.