Friday, October 29, 2021

The Lighthouse by Christopher Parker

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

Enchanting, mysterious, and deeply romantic, The Lighthouse follows a young woman's breathtaking journey far from home to discover where she truly belongs.

Something strange is happening in Seabrook. The town's lighthouse–dormant for over thirty years and famously haunted–has inexplicably started shining, and its mysterious glow is sparking feverish gossip throughout the spooked community.

Amy Tucker is only visiting for the night and has no plans to get caught up in the hysteria, but that changes when she meets Ryan, the loyal, hard-working son of a ranch owner who lives on the outskirts of town.

Their chance encounter turns into an unforgettable weekend, and against the backdrop of the lighthouse-obsessed town, the two of them forge a deep connection, opening their hearts, baring their souls, and revealing secrets long kept hidden.

But as they grow closer, and as the lighthouse glows ever brighter, a startling discovery about Ryan leaves Amy questioning everything she thought she knew. To uncover the truth about her new friend, Amy will need to enter Seabrook’s ominous tower, where waiting inside she will not only find the reason why fate has brought them together… but a shocking secret that will change the course of their lives forever.

"...smart, suspenseful, and briskly paced work... Parker offers plenty of heart, including messages about how love can conquer the unknown." - Kirkus Reviews

"Bloody amazing. The Lighthouse will have you laughing then weeping. I couldn't put it down." - Tina Shaw, author of The Children's Pond

"A meditative look at moving through grief. Parker's debut novel is a work of character-driven magical realism dealing with themes of filial love, grief, and existence in the liminal space between life and death. Readers who follow its mysterious light will be rewarded with intriguing twists and lovable characters." - Booklife

my thoughts: 

Wow! What a wonderful story. I LOVED The Lighthouse by Christopher Parker. It was magical, enchanting, and such a treat to read. 

In Seabrook, there is a lighthouse that is said to be haunted and long forgotten. Except, suddenly that lighthouse is starting to glow. Say what? Yep, it's glowing, it's shining, and no one seems to know why.  Amy's in Seabrook for the night and hears all the hysteria and gossip surrounding the lighthouse.  She decides to ignore all the hype and keep to herself, but then she meets Ryan.  He's a local who's father has a ranch on the outskirts of town. The two are drawn to one another and soon find themselves confiding in each other so much so, that Amy realizes she must go inside the lighthouse. She's convinced that she will find the answers she needs there. And so, she goes to the lighthouse and once inside she uncovers truths she never could have imagined.  Whoa! Talk about a riveting read! I was hooked from page one and did not put this book down for anything. What a ride!

Parker has written a creative and fun story that will captivate you. The town, the lighthouse, Amy and Ryan - all of it make for quite a moving read. There's romance, mystery, magic, and so much more. This is one book you won't want to miss out on. Definitely check it out!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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