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The Lightkeeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble Review

Olivia seems to have it all, but her heart yearns for more.


Olivia Stewart’s family is one of the Four Hundred—the highest echelon of society in 1910. When her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, Olivia leaves their New York City home for Mercy Falls, California, to determine what befell Eleanor. She suspects Harrison Bennett, the man Eleanor planned to marry. But the more Olivia gets to know him, the more she doubts his guilt—and the more she is drawn to him herself.


When several attempts are made on her life, Olivia turns to Harrison for help. He takes her on a ride in his aeroplane, but then crashes, and they’re forced to spend two days alone together. With her reputation hanging by a thread, Harrison offers to marry her to make the situation right. As a charity ball to rebuild the Mercy Falls lighthouse draws near, she realizes she wants more than a sham engagement—she wants Harrison in her life forever. But her enemy plans to shatter the happiness she is ready to grasp. If Olivia dares to drop her masquerade, she just might see the path to true happiness.



I didn’t realize until after I had started reading this book that it was actually book 3 of a series. Even so it’s a great book all by itself.  I felt the story was very well written. It captured my attention and I couldn’t put it down. It has all the things I enjoy in a book history, romance and mystery wrapped up in one story. It has definitely made me want to go to the library and read the other two books from this series.  I really enjoyed this story.


Thank you to Thomas Nelson for providing this book to me in exchange for my honest review.