Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"Freedom's Light"

Book Description from the publisher:

USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble explores the mystery and the romance of the Revolutionary War.
A young lighthouse keeper must navigate the dangerous waters of revolution and one man’s obsession with her to find safe harbor with the sea captain she loves.
Hannah Thomas believes she’s escaped Galen Wright’s evil intentions by marrying an older lighthouse keeper. Seemingly safe in faraway Massachusetts, her world is upended when John is killed in one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Hannah is allowed to continue the difficult task of tending the twin lighthouses in John’s place, though she faces daily disapproval from John’s family. She thinks her loneliness will subside when her younger sister arrives, but she finds Lydia’s obsession with Galen only escalates the dangerous tides swirling around her.
A stormy night brings a shipwrecked sea captain to Hannah’s door, and though he is a Tory, her heart is as traitorous as the dark-eyed captain. Even though she discovers Birch Meredith isn’t the enemy he seemed at first, Hannah isn’t sure their love will ever see the light of freedom.

My Review:
"Freedom's Light" is the newest release from Colleen Coble and it is another excellent historical fiction novel from her.  Hannah has married for protection and she has felt safe, but then her husband leaves to go fight in the Revolutionary War and she is left alone tending the lighthouse in his absence.  After her husband is killed in the battle, she is all alone until her sister arrives to stay with her; however this is not the answer that she was hoping for to help ease her situation.  Hannah finds herself in a deeper situation when she rescues a man from a shipwreck as is her job.  However, there is a budding attraction between them, but yet their loyalties are divided. 
Colleen once again has done an incredible job with bringing the time period and the setting to life as I felt transported to Massachusetts nestled away in this lighthouse.  The emotions and tensions are high because of the battles and men going off to fight these against England.  However, the characters are dealing with inner struggles and interpersonal battles as well adding elements of romance and also an air of suspense and deception as the saying goes "all is fair in love and war" and it is difficult to know what and who are telling the truth and whom to place trust in. 

*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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