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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book Review - Lighthouse Bay by Kimberly Freeman





About The Book:

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 Thoughts:

Australian author Kimberly Freeman once again takes her readers to the beautiful Land Down Under in her second novel, "Lighthouse Bay."

Presenting her story in the past and the present, Freeman weaves a mystery together with a romantic tale and a story of difficult familial relationships to create a novel that will enchant, delight and satisfy fans of well-written fiction.

I loved Freeman's first book, "Wildflower Hill," and was pleased to find her storytelling skills have been further honed with her latest offering, "Lighthouse Bay." I can't wait to travel "down under" again with Freeman's next book.

I highly recommend this book for fans of contemporary women's fiction.





About The Author:



Kimberley Freeman was born in London and grew up in Brisbane, Australia. The author of Wildflower Hill, she teaches at the University of Queensland and lives in Brisbane with her husband and two children.

Visit her website at KimberleyFreeman.com.




My thanks to Touchstone Books for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

2 comments:

Mystica said...

I like this story and am so glad its available in the Melbourne library!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Oh cool, Mystica! I didn't realize you could get books from there!