The Lightkeeper's Ball (Mercy Falls #3)
I was disappointed by this book, even though I quite enjoyed it. I really liked the premise and I expected a good mix of mystery and romance, but The Lightkeeper's Ball was not exactly a masterpiece.
Olivia was probably the main reason: she was too irritating for her own good with her spoiled ways and her rudeness (in some parts, I was internally begging her to shut. up.) and, most of all, the way the author constantly tried to make her appear as "an admirable clever woman that ...more
Thomas Nelson, 2011
Christian Historical Romance Mystery
Source: A free e-copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the third book in Mercy Falls Series and it features both of the couples from the first two who are expanding their families. But the focus is Olivia Stewart who is coming to Mercy Falls from New York City in order to discover the answer to many questions. Did her sister Eleanor, who's terrified of water, real ...more
The characters in this book are very believable and three-dimensional. Olivia was spunky and brave and ...more
Title Thoughts: Like it.
Cover Thoughts: I like it. Love the dress and her hair. I love the room she is in and the design around the title.
WARNINGS: A few kisses and that's it.
First, let me say that I was skeptical when I received this book and discovered it had been dubbed Christian Romance Fiction. I thought, "Oh no. This is going to be preach ...more
I received an advanced review copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one.
The Lightkeeper's Ball is the 3rd book in Colleen Coble's Mercy Falls series.
I have not read any other books in this series, and had no problem feeling like I understood everything, so I feel like this book does well as a stand alone.
Olivia Stewart is part of high society in New York. Her si ...more
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Inspirational/historical romantic suspense
Olivia Stewart’s mother is desperate for a suitable match for her daughter. She has one engaged to a diamond miner in California, with the promise that the family would gain a percentage of the profits with the marriage, but Eleanor drowned in the ocean. Mrs. Stewart offered Olivia to the wealthy man instead, and he agrees, but Olivia wants t ...more
The Lightkeeper's Ball by Collen Coble is the third in the Mercy Falls series. I didn't read the first two, but I don't think you need to. Olivia Stewart is drowning amid the rich elite of 1910. She wants out of a life of parties and power alliances. Her sister Eleanor has died under mysterious circumstances, throwing the Stewart fa ...more
My favorite thing about the book was the positive message about women ...more
The characters were really great. I love Olivia’s headstrong attitude. She did not want to necessarily go along with societies views of women for that time. And thankfully, Harrison encourages her instead of demeanin ...more
As Olivia arriv ...more
Eleanor Stewart went West to marry Harrison Bennett, but she died before the marriage took place. So the pressure to marry well was shouldered by Olivia Stewart, aka Lady Devonworth, her English title. Using ...more
The Lightkeeper’s Ball is the third book in A Mercy Falls series; I was worried I’d be lost because I didn’t read the first two. As I read I didn’t feel like I was lost at all, but it did make me want to read the f ...more
The cover is the first thing that draws me to this novel. The gown is absolutely beautiful and the room she is standing in just makes you want to know why she is in such an opulent setting.
Olivia Stewart has always been known for her wealth. Unfortunately, this draws unwanted attention from suitors who only want to be with her for her money. ...more
The Lightkeeper's Ball by Colleen Coble, is a sweet, light, filled with intrigue and a summer's tale of romance that continues the Mercy Falls series.
Centered around Olivia, the daughter of a well to do family out in the East, she travels to Mercy Falls, California, to investigate the mysterious circumstances around her sister's death.
In Mercy Falls, Olivia discovers a life she could never dreamed of, herself falling in love, and answers to what happen to her sister.
Summer time, is a time for va...more
Of the 3 Mercy Falls books, this is definitely the best one. Each gets better, so I'm hoping there are more in the works :-) I absolutely love Colleen Coble's writing; the only time I've ever been critical of any of her novels it's been about editing errors. I did find one little edit-type thing in this book...at the very beginning there's an explanation of why Harrison is part of Bennett & Bennett that confused me. But ...more
"The Lightkeeper's Ball" by Colleen Coble is the third book of the series and it's a romance blended with mystery and suspense. You can see how the hate between the young man and woman turns into very strong love (although this happens somehow quickly). While sharing the deep emotions of the two young people, you also feel the horror, because there ...more
So, I'm not even going to call this a review.... this is more like notes/thoughts and my usual rambling....
I fell in cover love with this and didn't bother to research at all and just gave in to an impulse buy. I don't regret it, but $12 is kind of expensive for this type of a book.
This was somewhat predictable, a little murder mystery that had a few twists I wasn't ...more
The Lightkeeper’s Daughter – A Mercy Falls Novel
•o•:*:•.Historical Mystery Romance.•:*:• o•
I really enjoyed this book. Apparently, the author is known more for mystery stories than historical fiction. Here she blends both beautifully. Addie and John’s romance is so pure and innocent from the very beginning. It progresses sweetly, even though it happens quickly. The faith element is equally sweet and pure through the eyes of Addie. The book has many t ...more
I liked this better than the second book of the series, and the last third was really excellent and difficult to put down. I felt like it bogged down a trifle around a quarter of the way in, but I kept going.
One thing that REALLY threw me for a loop was high-society Mr. Bennett telling his son that "we do not hang out with [their sort]." "Hanging out" is a very modern term, and even if it had been common in the day, it would be very out of character for a man of his sort to stoop to ...more
Loved this exciting book! Bought all three. Got my coworkers interested too. Couldn't put it down. Christian element light. Story awesome with a lot of twists and turns.