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The lighthouse keeper's daughter, a novel, Hazel Gaynor

Label
The lighthouse keeper's daughter, a novel, Hazel Gaynor
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
The lighthouse keeper's daughter
Oclc number
1055766014
Responsibility statement
Hazel Gaynor
Sub title
a novel
Summary
From the author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years. "They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty." 1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling's home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart. 1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda's family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love. --Amazon.com
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