The Lighthouse Keeper
From the acclaimed author of The Last Valentine comes an unforgettable story about family, loss, and eternal love. Bestselling writer James Michael Pratt once again touches our emotions and our spirit as only a great writer can...
Ten-year-old Peter O'Banyon's life changes forever when his family dies in an acci ...more
There was a slice ...more
I thought this book was a great depiction of what life was like during the first half of the century, WWI and WWII. Life was so different then. People worked really hard and fought hard for what they believed in.
The Lighthouse was a symbol of those times. No matter how dark and grim life has become, you have to find the light so you can move ...more
As I was reading the premise of the novel, I expect a lot from it. With the setting that sets during WWI, you would already think that there were many regrets, miseries and heartfelt romances. The Lighthouse Keeper, had have the afo ...more
Lead kindly light, amid the encircling gloom;
Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see,
The distant scene--One step enough for me!
So long thy power hath blessed me, sure it still will lead me on.
O'er moor and fen, o'e ...more
This one is a tear-jerker. A story about an old lighthouse keeper who wishes to pass along his legacy to an only daughter, shortly before his death. The story revolves around his earlier life as a simple Irish immigrant, sent off to Europe in WWII, the tragedies of his young life, and how he came to be the lighthouse keeper.
A story of love lost, which is ultimately regained. The ending is a bit farfetched, in my opinion, yet the story itself keeps you reading to the end ...more
Ten-year-old Peter O'Banyon's life changes forever when his family dies in an accident. Orphaned, he goes to live with his garrulous Uncle Billie, the keeper of the Port Hope Island Lighthouse in Massachusetts. There, as the beacon leads sailors home, Peter learns an astonishing truth about Billie's past-- and the power of love. This message guides Peter's life, even when World War II's brutality rocks his faith, even when he returns to his young bride and an unimaginable tragedy. Now, in the f
This was the first book written by himthat i have read.
I will be reading more from this author.
Very good read. Well worth the time ...more
It was such a quick read for me and I found myself fully engaged with the characters. It is a great story of love and heartache but with a positive message.