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Olivia Stewart is a New York socialite who has been trying to avoid the arranged marriages that are continually being thrust in front of her. She doesn’t wish to get married because it will advance her in society ~ she wishes to marry for love. When her sister dies mysteriously, Olivia convinces her mother to let her visit the California coast to investigate.
Olivia’s arrival in Mercy Falls, CA involves her nearly drowning and her rescuer is none other than her sister’s fiancé, a man that she is extremely suspicious of. She doesn’t let anyone know who she really is so that she can fully investigate her sister’s death, which she quickly realizes was actually a murder. As her search continues, she struggles to know who she can trust ~ both with her suspicions and her heart.
Colleen Coble continued to add twists and turns throughout the novel, keeping me guessing as to what was really going to happen in the end. She does a great job portraying the value that society placed on what today seems so trivial and also delving into the ‘new’ era of air travel with one of the characters. Overall I enjoyed The Lightkeeper’s Ball, although there was a point about 3/4 through when it seemed to suddenly ‘rush’ through and end rather than deepen the storyline a bit more.
The Lightkeeper’s Ball is the third and last book in the Mercy Falls Series, but can be read as a stand-alone book. Until getting ready to write this review, I didn’t even know that it was part of a series, so it can definitely be read independently without losing any information. Knowing that though, I now would like to go back and find the other two books in the series to read.
Find Out More
~ Visit Colleen Coble’s website
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