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The Woman at the Light

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The Woman at the Light

A Novel
In the tradition of Leila Meacham and Dorothea Benton Frank comes a stunning debut novel about a well-born Southern woman who finds courage and strength to overcome tragedy with an unexpected new...More
In the tradition of Leila Meacham and Dorothea Benton Frank comes a stunning debut novel about a well-born Southern woman who finds courage and strength to overcome tragedy with an unexpected new...More
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  • In the tradition of Leila Meacham and Dorothea Benton Frank comes a stunning debut novel about a well-born Southern woman who finds courage and strength to overcome tragedy with an unexpected new love.

    One afternoon in 1839, Emily Lowry's husband vanishes from Wreckers' Cay, an isolated island off the coast of Key West where he tends the lighthouse. As days stretch into months, Emily has no choice but to take charge of Wreckers' Cay and her husband's duties tending the light to support her three children—and a fourth on the way. Unexpected help arrives when a runaway slave named Andrew washes up on their beach. At first, Emily is intensely wary of this strange, charming man, whose very presence there is highly illegal. But Andrew proves himself an enormous help and soon wins the hearts of the Lowry family. Far from the outside world and society's rules, his place in Emily's life, as steadfast now as the light, will forever change their futures. When Emily's family is ripped apart once again, she faces untold hardships that test her love and determination and show how the passionate love of a defiant, determined woman can overcome any obstacle.

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  • Joanna Brady's novel was inspired by Key West's colorful history and its female lighthouse keepers in the nineteenth century. She divides her time between Key West and a stone cottage in a medieval village of the Southwest of France.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Hilary Huber employs a delicately generic Southern voice to narrate this historic novel about a woman who tends a lighthouse on an isolated island off the coast of Key West. Huber presents Emily Lowry's aristocratic roots as well as her dogged determination as she single-handedly raises young children and maintains the lighthouse flame after her husband disappears. With a knack for personalizing male voices, Huber clearly depicts a New England sailing captain and a Hispanic cigar-manufacturing entrepreneur. However, she renders Emily and her sister with such similar voices that dialogue between them is difficult to follow. The lush descriptions of nineteenth-century Key West are well paced, allowing listeners to immerse themselves in the steamy and challenging life of early Florida adventurers. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine
  • Mary Cross, author of Madonna, A Biography "An enthralling tale of the days when wreckers ruled the seas and a beautiful woman was fair game."
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