Review: Lighthouse Bay

Lighthouse Bay: A Novel by Kimberley Freeman
Touchstone, April 9, 2013

Book Description (from amazon)

Release date: April 9, 2013

FROM THE AUTHOR OF WILDFLOWER HILL, THIS BREATHTAKING NOVEL TRAVELS MORE THAN A CENTURY BETWEEN TWO LOVE STORIES SET IN THE AUSTRALIAN SEASIDE TOWN OF LIGHTHOUSE BAY.In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Lighthouse Bay in Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne—escaping her loveless marriage and the devastating loss of her son—who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. Suddenly, this gift could be her ticket to a new life, free from the bonds of her husband and his overbearing family.

One hundred years later, Libby Slater leaves her life in Paris to return to her hometown of Lighthouse Bay. Living in the cottage that was purchased by her recently passed lover, she hopes to heal her broken heart and reconcile with her sister, Juliet. Libby did something so unforgivable twenty years ago, Juliet is unsure if she can ever trust her sister again.

In this adventurous love story spanning centuries, both Isabella and Libby must learn that letting go of the past is the only way to move into the future.

My Review – 4 Stars


First of all, thanks to Diana @ Book of Secrets where I first read about Kimberly Freeman’s books.

Lighthouse Bay is a creative story about two women who lived over a century apart, their love stories, connection to each other and  connection to Lighthouse Bay.  The pacing of  the story lines, one in 1901 and the other in 2011, are steady, suspenseful and kept me eager to read on and follow the thread that ties these women together.  In this story, the main female and male characters demonstrate strength and determination.  I recommend this book for its positive viewpoints, sensitive perspectives and enjoyable plot.

Lighthouse Bay is a beautiful setting off of the Queensland Australian coast.  (I think Australia is my new favorite reading destination.)

5 comments

  1. I’ve been seeing this one around and now that I read your review I want to read it too! I don’t think I’ve read many books with an Australian setting.

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  2. Hi, Pat! I’m so glad you’re back to blogging. Missed you!!I’m planning to read Lighthouse Bay next month. I’m devoting the entire month of June to getting caught up on my NetGalley and Edelweiss review requests. Good to hear you enjoyed it!!

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