Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Lighthouse Keeper by Cynthia Ellingsen Reviewed

If you're after a cozy, feel-good romance with a touch of mystery and intrigue then let me transport you to a little place called Starlight Cove.   Want to know more?

The Lighthouse Keeper by Cynthia Ellingsen Reviewed
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I read a lovely cozy book called A Bittersweet Surprise as part of my Kindle Unlimited membership and when I finished it I realized that the author (Cynthia Ellingsen) had created a few books based in Starlight Cove so I decided to read another one!

The Lighthouse Keeper was written before A Bittersweet Surprise so there were a couple of things that I already knew would happen, but that didn't deflect from the feel-good feeling this novel gave me.   This certainly isn't the novel for you if you want to have to think hard about things or get caught up in some psychological thriller.   This book is like a comforting blanket on a cold winter's evening when you just want to be left alone.

The main heroine of the book is the daughter of treasure hunters and when her life gets thrown a couple of curveballs she decides to bid on a lighthouse.   As you can probably tell from the title of the novel her bid wins and she moves to Starlight Cove to restore the town's lighthouse.

Her parents have settled down in Starlight Cove and are running an antique shop there, she also meets some of the town's residents along with some not-so-nice non-resident treasure hunters.   Did I mention that there was a long-lost treasure to be found too?

While she endeavours to try her hand at a little matchmaking between her first friend in Starlight Cove and one of the hunky Henderson brothers she also finds herself falling a little in love herself.  As with any romance, there's a little bump in the road which has her overthinking things (a trait I can totally relate to myself!).

With The Lighthouse Keeper, Cynthia Ellingsen has once again shown how well she can create her characters as I can totally relate to a few in this book, just as I did in the other book.    Now I need to grab the only other book I can see in the Starlight Cove series to see if it's as good.   An extra bonus is that all three of these are free to read with a Kindle Unlimited account!

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  1. Having spent 13 years living near a lighthouse (Tybee Island, GA), and having my daughter get married in the Lightkeeper's cottage at the Tybee Island Lighthouse, this book appeals to me right away by the title alone. Then your interesting review pulls me further toward this book. Thanks so much, Lou.

  2. I’m reading this book right now. I found it after your last Starlight cove review. I love lighthouses so I was intrigued. I am really enjoying the book.

  3. Well I know my reading list for this coming winter won't be short of many Must Read Books. I'm adding this one to my list too! I like being able to just enjoy reading without the need to take notes. Sometimes a good blanket and a nice easy read are just what the doctor ordered! Thanks Louanne!

  4. We can all use a bit of “feel good” these days! Based on your reviews of A Bittersweet Surprise and The Lighthouse Keeper, I’m looking forward to spending some cozy “quality time” with the denizens of Starlight Cove.

  5. This is my kind of book for sure! Most often, I don't want to be challenged or be required to think too hard when I read a fiction book. As a child, reading was my first form of "entertainment" and it is still my preferred. I find the idea of bidding on and restoring a lighthouse intriguing. What a fun plot! Toss in a touch of romance, and I'm hooked!

  6. This sounds like an interesting book and it sounds like it would make a great Hallmark movie.

  7. Another excellent book review by reviewthisreviews. Honestly, whenever I'm choosing a book now, I head directly over to the Book Review section here! Sounds like a good book, thank you.

  8. I'd love to visit Starlight Cove. Thanks for a book recommendation.

  9. I love lighthouses and the sound of a cosy, romantic read with a hint of mystery and intrigue as the nights draw in is very appealing! This sounds like a great book to curl up with and relax into. Thank you for this recommendation!


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