After her father’s death, Caroline Taylor has grown confident running the Windmill Point Lighthouse. But in 1865 Michigan, women aren’t supposed to have such roles, so it’s only a matter of time before the lighthouse inspector appoints a new keeper–even though Caroline has nowhere else to go and no other job available to her.
Ryan Chambers is a Civil War veteran still haunted by the horrors of battle. He’s been given the post as lighthouse keeper, and the isolation where he can drown in drink and hide from his past is appealing. He’s not expecting the current keeper to be a feisty and beautiful woman who’s none-too-pleased to be giving up her position. They both quickly realize he’s in no shape to run the lighthouse, but Ryan’s unwilling to let anyone close, ravaged by memories and guilt. Caroline’s drawn to this wounded soul, but with both of them relying on that single position, can they look past their loss to a future filled with hope…and possibly love?
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The replacement arrives early startling her and she hits him over the head with her pillow. That is by far one of my favorite scenes in the book.
Jody says in the author's note that the reader will learn to turn to God with every need you have. "Lord, I need you, how I need you. Every hour I need you." She weaves this thread beautifully throughout the book, while teaching about how the lighthouse operates; which I really enjoyed. I love lighthouses, and I named my blog Radiant Light because of my love of lighthouses.
This is the second book in this series, however it can stand alone.