Wednesday, October 19, 2011

REVIEW ~ The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball by Coleen Coble
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Source: Netgalley

Book Description: 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. pbrbrPWhen several attempts are made on her life, Olivia turns to Harrison for help.B /BHe 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.

Colleen's Thougths: I enjoyed this book very much.  The romance was tasteful and the mystery was exciting and intense without being terrifying.  It was easy to become involved in the drama of Olivia's and Harrison's lives.  Their tenuous relationship went through a life-time of experiences and changes through the story.  Although it may seem far fetched for the loose ends of the story to wrap up the way they did, while immersed in the book, my suspension of disbelief was not offended.  It is a fun, entertaining, and very tasteful book - especially if you are searching for a romance novel without any smut.

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