The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Summary

Sisterhood, safety, and secrets - it all happens at the lighthouse on Five Island Cove. Five best friends. Five islands in the cove. In this small town East Coast island community, people only think they know everyone else's business. But the secrets are as thick as the fog on a winter night, and even the lighthouse might not be able to shine through them all...  When Joel Shields dies, Robin's only goal is to get her four best friends back to Five Island Cove to celebrate the life of Kristen's husband. One by one, the women are embroiled in the way Joel's life reached out and intertwined with each of theirs, some in sweet ways, and some in ways so horrific, Robin realizes she didn't at all know the man she'd seen face-to-face almost every day of her life. They gather to the lighthouse, which has always been a safe haven, a place of sanctuary, and a beacon of hope for a brighter future for each of them, to talk as they always have. Kristen leads the group as she always has, though she's drowning in grief and family drama. Eloise brings news of a second chance at love, and Alice confesses how unhappy she is despite her riches. AJ can't get her boyfriend to commit, and Kelli is completely overwhelmed with guilt for her refusal to forgive her own father. As Robin tries to hold them all together, she too breaks down and admits that her husband wants to leave Five Island Cove for better fishing grounds in Alaska. As they work together to find the truth and what it means to each of them personally, they learn to let go of what doesn't matter and cling to what does: faith, family, and friendship. Look for all the books in the Five Island Cove series, coming throughout 2020 and 2021: 1. The Lighthouse
2. The Summer Sand Pact
3. The Cliffside Inn
4. Christmas at the Cove
5. The House on Seabreeze Shore

Book Reviews

Oma 3

Very good read of friendship4 star

Some secrets tear people apart and some will bond you stronger then before. Years have come and gone, but when Joel Shields passes away five friends come together to help his widow. Kristen was a second mother to them all during their teen years and Robin will work miracles to get friends back to Diamond Cove to support Kristen. Slowly all agreed and as expected AJ was the last hold out, but twenty years have passed and Joel was dead. Helping Kristen go thru Joel’s paperwork and his things in the lighthouse, secrets are unveiled and Joel isn’t the man that everyone thought he was. The secrets are revealed one by one and it touches everyone. Very compelling story and the characters are realistic. Good background on all and now I want to know more. Will definitely continue with the series. #TheLighthouse45


Love it!5 star

10/10 recommend55


Good read5 star

Loved the characters. Lots going on here. Recommend read55

Clean romancer

The Lighthouse5 star

Complex and engaging storyline. Had to keep reading. Worth the time.55

kew u

Lighthouse5 star

Loved this book55


The Lighthouse5 star

Loved this book! Great characters. Full of special moments for these women. Also, some mystery about the past.55


The Lighthouse5 star

Great story of childhood friends reconnecting during the days before the funeral of the husband of their mentor/mother figure who played an important part in their younger schoolgirl days. Secrets and mysteries are revealed as the group and widow come to terms with the effect the man had on each of their lives.55


The Lighthouse5 star

Was a really good easy book just life. Thank k55

advid Christian fiction reader

Good read!4 star

I enjoyed the book. Had a little trouble remembering the background of the characters. Maybe should have all been introduced at beginning?? Hope to read next season of their lives.45

1 Banker

Very enjoyable read5 star

I enjoyed spending time with this group of women as they reconnected for the 1st time in many years. Each brought a full life of marital & personal problems back to the island where they’d been such close friends as teenagers. Many secrets were revealed , many tears to be shed, but as they had as kids, once again, they leaned on each other for the support & love that was needed. A definite feel good story of friendship. I’ll enjoy reading more from this author.55

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