April 27, 2013

Lighthouse Bay by Kimberly Freeman

Lighthouse Bay by Kimberly Freeman is the perfect book to read in a weekend or on vacation. Set in Australia, and spanning centuries, this novel is one you won’t soon forget.

Book Description
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.” – Lighthouse Bay

My Thoughts
Lighthouse Bay is a novel set in Australia that features love stories from 1901 to present day. The women in it are each unique in their own way, and each want to be free to do what their heart desires – even if it means something a little unconventional.

This seaside town has its own secrets, mysteries, and heartbreaking love stories. The scenery is written so vividly that it feels alive within the pages. It also makes me want to visit Australia even more though.

I enjoyed how the novel jumps between storylines. Kimberley Freeman is able to work them together in a truly marvelous way. It is easy to read, and is really very enjoyable. If you are looking for a good summer book, this is one you’ll want to read.

* Thank you to the publisher of Lighthouse Bay, Touchstone, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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