Secrets of the Lighthouse

Secrets of the Lighthouse

eBook - 2014
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"Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is engaged to marry an aristocratic man she doesn't love, she hates her job, and her mother...well, her mother is not a woman to be crossed. So Ellen escapes to the one place she knows her mother won't follow her - to her aunt's cottage on Ireland's dramatic Connemara coast. Once there, she is embraced by a family of aunts, uncles and cousins her mother never mentioned. Her imagination is captured by the picturesque ruins of a lighthouse where, five years earlier, a young mother died in a fire. Locals say she may have been murdered by her husband, Conor Macausland, who abandoned the his castle after his wife's death. Cutting all her ties chic London society, and therefore not knowing about the search for her that has begun, Ellen gives in to Ireland's charm, warmth, and romance, thinking her future may lie where so much of her past has been hidden. Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. After dying in the lighhouse fire, she is unable to move on. She watches her children and her husband, hoping they might see her, that she might feel their love once more. When Caitlin notices Ellen's arrival, she senses her world is about to change. Can she prevent it? Or can she find a way to freedom and happiness, the happiness she sees in the spirit of a little girl who, for some reason, also can't move on? The rugged coastline, tightknit communities, and ancient landmarks of western Ireland provide the backdrop for this story of two women seeking peace and the love they desparately need. For each of them, the key can be found in the secrets of the past, illuminated by the lighthouse"--
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781471131486
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jul 19, 2018

It took me a while to get into this book - the "spirit" writing at the beginning seemed a but strange but began to make sense as the story continued. I did enjoy reading it once I had got used to the spirit interfering in people's lives! ! ;-)

JCLColleenO Jul 06, 2017

Ellen Trawton is running away from her life in London, domineering mother and impending marriage to William. She heads to her Aunt Peg's home in Connemara, the one place she knows her mother will not dare to come for her. Her mother has been completely estranged from her sister, Peg, since she left her hometown over thirty years ago and has never returned. When Ellen arrives she is surprised to meet uncle's, auntie's and cousin's she had no idea existed. Her mother has kept so much from her and everyone she meets seems to be covering something up. It is inevitable that as time unfolds, Ellen learns many things about her mother's family-secrets about her mother's past and secrets about a great tragedy that happened to a beautiful young woman. This book was an absolute joy to read and as well as a few tearful moments and several laugh-out-loud pieces of dialogue, the descriptions of rural Ireland are breath taking.

Sep 01, 2016

I neither loved or hated this book. It was somewhat interesting. There were a lot of characters to keep track of. I thought it was about 50 - 100 pages too long. Too much of it was predictable.

PoMoLibrary Aug 15, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Cheryle: A great read! Third book I've read by this author. She writes so well I can see the landscape clearly. Looking for more.

Dec 22, 2014

I quit reading this one. It was just to peachy keen for my taste. The blurb lead me to believe that there was some depth to the characters but no that was misleading.

Nov 28, 2014

Wonderful book from a great writer.....This author is never a disappointment.

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