Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Lightkeeper’s Ball

Olivia Stewart is almost past marriage age. Though, she is only twenty-five, which is not that old, when you live in a society like Olivia, twenty-five is considered a spinster. Olivia and her mother are in desperate need of money. When they learn that Olivia’s sister, Eleanor has drowned prior to marrying her fiancĂ©, Harrison Bennett, this is bad news. Both that Eleanor has died and without Harrison being married, Olivia’s mother has lost rights to part of the diamond mine. Before Olivia can stop her head from spinning, she is offered up to Harrison as his new wife. Olivia has suspicions about Harrison. She believes that he had something to do with Eleanor’s death. She aims to learn the truth.

The Lightkeeper’s Ball is the latest book in the Mercy Falls series. It can be read as a stand alone novel. Which is good as this is the first book I have read in this series. I was able to jump right in. I could tell right away that Harrison’s reputation was worse than his real personality. He actually did care and had great drive on his mission. I thought it was funny that everyone that he talked to about how some day airplanes will be the new way of transportation just laughed at him and said it would never happen. Well Harrison was right or I should say…”Wright” as in the Wright Brothers. While the romance between Harrison and Olivia was slow to get start, which is understandable considering that Olivia hated Harrison at first. When they did finally fall for each other it was alright, nothing to write home about. The Lightkeeper’s Ball did have some sweet moments, the story was alright but my favorite was Harrison.

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