Abigail’s Secret by Marilyn Turk is a beautifully written, clean romance with mystery woven into it that takes place on the coast of Maine. The story is about Abby Baker, the granddaughter of a lighthouse keeper. Abby is a newly-widowed mother who moves to Hope Harbor where she meets Carson Stevens who has purchased the abandoned lighthouse where her grandparents once lived. Carson Stevens has high hopes of turning the former light station into a bed and breakfast. Before long, the couple is working together, but in doing so, they uncover clues to a family secret that threatens to change Abby’s life forever. To complicate matters, someone is trying to sabotage their efforts at restoration. We highly recommend this book to our readers; you won’t be disappointed. Softcover, 247 pages. Abigail’s Secret is available from Lighthouse Digest as Item #3518 for $14.95 plus shipping at www.LighthouseDigest.com/shop or by mail at P.O. Box 250, East Machias, ME 04630, or by calling 207-259-2121.
Guiding Lights- The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women
This unique book tells the stories of lighthouse women from around the world and through the centuries. Included are the stories of American women who worked as principle keepers, 21st century caretakers living alone on Tasmania’s wild Maatsuyker Island, the female keeper at a remote Canadian lighthouse, and many others. The stories, some of which you may have heard before, and others that are more obscure, are sure to inspire you with the dedication and courage that these women had, that can still be applied to life today. This hard cover book, with dust jacket, has more than 100 photos, paintings and portraits. It also includes extracts from poems, books and old newspaper clippings in its 243 pages. This book will make a great gift. Available from Lighthouse Digest as item #3520 for $27.99 plus shipping at www.LighthouseDigest.com/shop or by mail at P.O. Box 250, East Machias, ME 04630.
This beautifully illustrated book by respected lighthouse photographer Bruce Roberts and historian, Cheryl Shelton Roberts, is the updated fourth edition of their comprehensive guide to 350 United States lighthouses. Color photos are featured for most of them with a few black and white images scattered throughout the book. This book provides full information on viewing these beacons or visiting them. Softcover book with 388 glossy pages, it is available from $17.54 to $26.95 from various online booksellers.
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse - A Chesapeake Bay Icon
As the book mentions in its introduction, it is surprising that no one had yet written a book about the last screwpile-style lighthouse in its original location in the Chesapeake Bay, especially one so well-known as Maryland’s Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. Although this book is packed with great information about the lighthouse and some fascinating stories, like so many other books these days, other than one photo of a modern keeper who once served there, it did not include historic photos of the keepers who served here or photos of the original interior, all which are available. Published by The History Press, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse – A Chesapeake Bay Icon by David Gendell is a softcover book with 205 glossy pages. It is available as item #3519 for $21.99 plus shipping at www.LighthouseDigest.com/shop or by mail at P.O. Box 250, East Machias, ME 04630, or by calling (207)259-2121.
The Florida Lighthouse Trail
This softcover 2nd edition, edited by well-known Florida historian Josh Liller, features substantially updated information for history buffs and prospective visitors. The book is a compilation of short histories of each lighthouse, written by different local experts from around the state, with images of each light from sketches by the late Paul Bradley, Jr. The book contains full information on the basics of each light, such as the date of construction, changes over time, and travel information on visiting them plus tidbits of interesting history here and there. Softcover with 307 pages, the book sells for $19.95 and is available as item #3521 from www.LighthouseDigest.com/shop or by mail at P.O. Box 250, East Machias, ME 04630, or by calling (207)259-2121.
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