Author : Donald Graham
ISBN : 1550170244
Genre : History
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"MY WIFE HAS GONE CRAZY - one of the isolated upcoast lightkeepers in this astonishing book writes to his Victoria supervisor. "PLEASE SEND SOMEONE UP HERE AT ONCE." It could be an incident from any one of many poignant stories which unfold as Don Graham, himself keeper of Vancouver's famous Point Atkinson Light, breaks the lighthouse fraternity's 150-year tradition of silence and exposes life as it really has been lived in and around those prim white-and-red light stations which have made British Columbia's otherwise forbidding coastline a safe place for ships. Can you imagine wind strong enough to blow away a lightkeeper's cow? It happened at the ill-fated light on exposed Triangle Island, finally abandoned after the storms cost 25 lives. Here are shocking new revelations about the supposed Japanese bombardment of Estevan Light, a pivotal event in Canada's WWII history; a front row view of the most notorious wrecks along Vancouver Island's "Pacific Graveyard"; stories of absurd and fatal government bungling; stories of suicide, murder, mysterious disappearance, heroism, starvation and occasionally, happiness. Keepers of the Light is the definitive book on coast lightkeeping maritime history buffs have been waiting for, the result of 40 years' research by Capt. L. Cadieux, founder of the Maritime Museum of Victoria. A further ten years research and writing was dedicated by lightkeeper Graham, a former University history lecturer who had editorial help from both Farley Mowat and Silver Donald Cameron in making this one of the most gripping sagas ever to be written about the west coast. With spectacular full-colour covers painted by the celebrated lighthouse artist Buzz Walker and 200 drawings, photos, maps and plans in an attractive pictorial format, Keepers of the Light is as handsome as it is exciting to read.
The years is 1659. Idris, a Somalian trader, is in kerala to attend the Mamangam festivities. By a strange twist of fate, he meets his nine years old son whose existence he had been unaware of. In an attempt to keep his son close to him, he embarks with him on a voyage that ends in the diamond mines of Golcondo. Packed with passion, adventure and fascinating aspects of life in the seventeenth century in southern India, Idris is a page-turner that will intrigue and excite readers everywhere
A powerful novel targeted toward the readers of Christian fiction who are expecting something more, something to impact their lives for the better. There is a challenge within its pages for each of us to be "keepers of the faith", but there is also a gentle urging toward acceptance of God's higher purpose: His perfect will. This story has strong characterization, unpredictable plot and an intriguing 1797 Cape Cod setting. Readers will not be disappointed. Colin McRae seems to have found his life's fulfillment in his position as keeper of the light at Highland Lighthouse in Cape Cod. His life changes when he must travel into Provincetown to find a housekeeper and companion for his ailing sister. The only person available is a young, mysterious girl who is thought of as the town "dummy" because she is mute. Life at Highland Light would never be the same.
Lose yourself in this captivating tale of love and betrayal, lies and forgiveness, from New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain. Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina’s Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman’s life, Olivia realizes who she is—Annie O’Neill. The woman Olivia’s husband, Paul, is in love with. When Annie dies on the operating table, she leaves behind three other victims. Alec O’Neill, who thought he had the perfect marriage. Paul, whose fixation on Annie is unshakable. And Olivia, who is desperate to understand the woman who destroyed her marriage. Now they are left with unanswered questions about who Annie really was. And about the secrets she kept hidden so well. Originally published in 2011
After her father's death in 1872, Faith takes over his job as lighthouse keeper on Lake Superior, until her mother decides to move into town, where Faith finds herself stifled by the role society expects her to play.
SOME LOVES REALLY ARE FOREVERIn 1952, Luca Moretti flees war-ravaged Italy and shipwrecks against the shores of Bruny Island, Tasmania. Esther Anderson is the lighthouse keeper's daughter. Her life is simple growing up on the isolated island community, and then an exotic visitor opens up the outside world to her and ignites her passion for life, and for Luca. Abruptly, her dreams of love are quashed, and when tragedy strikes, she's forced to forge a new life in Hobart. Survival becomes the focus of her life until she and Luca reunite. Their love is more precious now, and together they find the strength to forge a new life.
When Rioghan, the beautiful guardian of the fairy folk's treasure, encounters Donaill, the king's champion who is seeking her healing powers, in the misty woods, they are both plunged into a world of greed and danger where only love can save them. Original.
Author : Andrea Boeshaar
ISBN : 1577489764
Genre : Fiction
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Lighthouses, symbols of peace and hope, can remind us of God's light shining forth even through the darkest of circumstances. For the four heroic women in this novella collection, God's light burns as brightly as the life-saving beacons they tend. The exciting mixture of adventure and romance makes each of the four stories unforgettable. In When Love Awaits, Fiona is alone attending the Ocracoke Island lighthouse when a fierce hurricane strikes. Can she weather the storm? Will she accept a helping hand? Amanda, in A Beacon in the Storm, is desperately hoping to inherit her mother's position as keeper of the Northpoint lighthouse near Milwaukee. But in the face of stiff opposition, can her dreams take a different course? Jule is planning her wedding, in Whispers Across the Blue, when she is called to tend the Galveston lighthouse for her sick father - just in time to watch her fiance sail out to sea for a two-month voyage. With her dreams on hold, can she find peace and purpose for each new day? Eden needs her job at the Coquille River Light to support her son. Can she prove herself worthy, or will another position come her way in A Time to Love? Venture into a simpler time when happily-ever-afters came true because of God's guiding hand.