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The Woman at the Light by Joanna Brady
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Mar 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012-release, american-historical-fiction

I commend Joanna Brady for her captivating debut novel. I had not before read about the outer islands of Key West or of nineteenth century women lighthouse keepers. The book is part history and part an unusual love story. Emily Lowry, the main character, does not always make good choices but she pushes on through her grief and is a memorable, determined heroine. Descriptions of life on the island are realistic and well written. I could smell the sea air and feel the fears and joys of the characters. Carpe diem (seize the day), a Latin phrase taught to one of her students, becomes the mantra of the book. A thoroughly enjoyable read with a good bit of Key West history.

I thank LibraryThing for providing the book as part of their Early Reviewers Program. The book releases July 2, 2012.

Reviewed by Holly Weiss, author of Crestmont
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Reading Progress

March 1, 2012 – Shelved
June 1, 2012 – Started Reading
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-release
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: american-historical-fiction
June 1, 2012 –
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June 2, 2012 – Finished Reading

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