by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher, the second book of her Nantucket Legacy series, is an historical novel set in 19th Century Nantucket Island, filled with characters to love and characters to despise. Within its pages you’ll find deception, treachery, hypocrisy, lies, and love as the story of Quaker Daphne Coffin and her brother-in-law, Captain Ren Macy is told.
One month after eloping with Daphne’s sister, Jane, Ren heads to sea in his whaling ship and is gone for six years. When he returns, his wife meets him on the dock with their six-year-old twins he knew nothing about. Then she collapses under questionable circumstances.
Woven throughout Minding the Light the author paints a picture of the people, faith, and town of Nantucket. She shows us their prejudice and hypocrisy along with their faithfulness and love.
Although this is the second in the series, and I never read the first book, I had no trouble figuring out who was who or what was going on.
The author includes both a Cast of Characters and Glossary page, and adds necessary information to eliminate confusion.
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Revell provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.
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