Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman

[Cover]Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman

(Sydney : Hachette, 2012 – 478 pages)
 
Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at FREEMAN

Plot Summary (via Fantastic Fiction) : “From the author of Wildflower Hill, this breathtaking novel travels more than a century between two love stories set in the Australian seaside town of Lighthouse Bay.

In 1901, a ship sinks off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The only survivor is Isabella Winterbourne, who clutches a priceless gift meant for the Australian Parliament. This gift could be her ticket to a new life, free from the bonds of her husband and his overbearing family. But whom can she trust in Lighthouse Bay? Fast-forward to 2011: after losing her lover, Libby Slater leaves her life in Paris to return to her hometown of Lighthouse Bay, hoping to gain some perspective and grieve her recent loss. Libby also attempts to reconcile with her sister, Juliet, to whom she hasn’t spoken in twenty years. Libby did something so unforgivable, Juliet is unsure if she can ever trust her sister again. In these two adventurous love stories, both Isabella and Libby must learn that letting go of the past is the only way to move into the future. The answers they seek lie in Lighthouse Bay”.

Review : This is a story about women – about their capacity to be good, strong people, who make choices they have to live with: as mothers, sisters, friends and citizens. An absolutely wonderful read.  I like to read about Australian locations, and the Sunshine Coast is a wonderful location.

I heartily recommend this book if you are after a well-written easy to follow, yet intriguing story

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