The Lightkeeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble
Thomas Nelson Publishing, 19 April 2011
It is the dawn of a new century and Olivia Stewart is heiress to an empire. Her family numbers among the Four Hundred—those considered the wealthiest and most distinguished in America. Unfortunately their wealth has nearly disappeared, and now their security rests upon the Stewart daughters’ marrying well.
Olivia’s sister, Eleanor, was engaged to Harrison Bennett, one of the nation’s wealthiest men, but has since died. Now the pressure is on Olivia to take her place, despite her suspicions about Eleanor’s fiancé. Using her family’s long-forgotten English title, Olivia travels to Mercy Falls, California, as Lady Devonworth, hoping to learn more before committing to marriage. There she finds that Eleanor’s death was no accident. And Harrison is not the man she thought he would be.
When Mercy Falls holds a charity masquerade ball to raise funds for the new lighthouse, secrets—and truths long hidden—will be revealed. But can Harrison really love Olivia when he finds her true identity? Can she live with the repercussions of failing her family, or will she finally realize that nothing—not money, family, or romance—will ever compare to God’s unconditional love?
Jess is a mum of two children and married to the calmest man alive. She loves to bake and go for walks. A writer of contemporary romance, Jess write stories about the heart and where love is worth the journey.
This series by Colleen Coble I sadly have to confess I have not yet had an opportunity to read. I say "sadly" because I have been reading her books for many years and love every one of them. Thank you for your review and this series is certainly on my long list of books to buy. Trouble is, I already have too large a pile of books still to be read!
Hi Mary, my list of books to read is also very long! So I understand the sheer inability to read all the books you want to read but can't due to time. I hope you do eventually get to them though! 🙂