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I just couldn't get into the writing style...Blurb sounded great, read for around 30% and it just dragged a bit to get into the story and by this time I had lost interest and skim read most of the book. Really couldn't tell you what happened...The cover is just beautiful though!
*Thank-you JC Braswell, Netgalley & Magothy Publishing for the reading copy.
The Jupiter Lighthouse Mystery by Frederic St. Laurent Sr
Wanted to read this book because i like learning about lighthouses. Starts out with a shipwreck because the lighthouse was not lit that night of the big storm.
Next up and the Simmons family will be leaving Boston Light to tend to the Jupiter Lighthouse in FL. A father and his two children.
They meet up with the assistant keeper, Peter and they all get along well enough. Amy starts reading the logbook of past light keepers and learns much about who is haunting the lighthouse and other secrets.
She and Tipton and Peter go together to solve more clues as they arise to find out who is the shadow and what they can do to help. With their dad's help they can fix some problems-oiling the hinges and he explains why at night time they would creak.
So much history is in the logbooks, very fascinating details of decades past. Treasure is so unexpected and how they come by it! But all good things must come to an end as the family get stationed elsewhere. What will become of Amy and Peter ?? Love terms explained about Indian words and legends.
Would be a great book for children to read along with their grandparents, each taking a page or two and discussing things along the way. Indian folklore and traditions was interesting to learn about. Felt this was really two books in one as the logbook is a story all by itself.
Learning was fun in this book-not like a school chore or homework. Look forward to more from this author.
I received this book from The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review
An idyllic small town with a friendly cast, an inquisitive young librarian, a cute feline, some quirky characters, a dash of romance and the death of a man newly returned into town after many years away make for a light, fun read. I would have appreciated the characters to be a bit more fleshed out, to behave a bit more realistically. In places it all felt a bit overexcited.
I read a free copy in exchange for a honest review.