The Lightkeeper's Ball (Mercy Falls #3)
It is the dawn of a new century and Olivia Stewart is heiress to an empire. Her family numbers among the Four Hundred--those considered the wealthiest and most distinguished in America. Unfortunately their wealth has nearly disappeared, and now their security rests upon the Stewart daught...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
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
"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
What she discovers about both surprises...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
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 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
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
Olivia Stewart is determined to get to the bottom of her sisters untimely death. Some say it was suicide, but Olivia is convinced it was murder. Suspecting her sister’s fiancé, Harrison Bennett, she decides the only way to get to the truth, is to get close to Harrison. She soon finds out Harrison is not the man she thought him to be, and her...more
As Olivia arriv...more
Olivia seems to have it all, but her heart yearns for more.Olivia Stewart’s family is one of the Four Hundred-the highest echelon of society in 1910. When her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, Olivia leaves their New York City home for Mercy Falls, California, to determine what befell Eleanor. She suspects Harrison Bennett, the man Eleanor planned to marry. But the more Olivia gets to know him, the more she doubts his guilt-and the more she is drawn to him herself.When s...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
My favorite thing about the book was the positive message about women...more
To be perfectly honest, I found this book diffi...more
When the juggler comes on stage, I watch to see if he can successfully keep the balls in the air. While I read The Lightkeeper’s Ball, I watched to see if Colleen Coble could keep all the elements in her plot going without dropping one—or more! This book is a (1) Christian (2) historical (late 1800s) (3) mystery (4) romance.
Just like a professional juggler, Ms. Coble made it look easy. She kept the flow of all the elements in balance, sometimes highlighting one, then anoth...more
In a New York brownstone just a half block from the Astor mansion lived Olivia and her mother, the father had died in a mine accident in Africa. The other daughter Eleanor had went west to marry and Olivia and her mother just received the word that Eleanor was dead and had died from drowning. She was afraid of the water and...more
Olivia heads to Northern California to investigate the death of her sibling; her only suspect is Eleanor’s fiancé Harrison Bennett. Accidents begin to hamper...more