About The Book:
Six long years ago, Captain Reynolds Macy sailed away from his bride, looking forward to the day when he would return to Nantucket Island with a ship’s hold full of whale oil. But when that momentous day finally arrives, Ren soon discovers that everything has changed in his absence. Everything. “Is nothing on this island as it appears to be?” he whispers in despair.
Unlike most islanders, bold and spirited Daphne Coffin doesn’t defer to Ren as an authoritative whalemaster, but sees through his aloofness to the aching heart beneath. She encourages him to return to his Quaker roots and “mind the Light,” finding solace in God and community. As Ren becomes the man she believes him to be–honorable, wise, faithful–she finds herself falling in love with him.
But how can she, when her heart is spoken for? Tristram Macy is Ren’s business partner, cousin, and best friend–and Daphne’s fiancé. Love always comes at a cost, but when is the price too high?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was so good y'all! The story has many wonderful aspects. Family, forgiveness, letting go of the past, looking to the future, humor and hint of mystery. Definitely a book I'll re-read! I loved how there were exerts from Great Mary's journal. I loved following her story as well and looked forward to reading more of her journal.
I enjoyed how this book dealt with big issues but in a gentle way so that the opinions weren't too strong. It really got you to thinking.
Yes, I admit, this book made me cry. It was one of those books where you felt like you were in the story with them, going through the hardships right along side Daphne and Ren. I can't wait till the next book comes out!
Minding the Light was a very clean story. Note: it did deal with issues such as slavery, prejudice, revenge and a few others. But was still a wonderful story.
Favorite Quote From This Book:
"Daphne Coffin, thee is the beat of my heart."
I received this book from Celebrate Lit for an honest review
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About The Author:
Carol-award winner Suzanne Woods Fisher writes untold stories about inspiring people. With over one million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction, ranging from Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World to the historical novel Anna’s Crossing.
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