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The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her 22 years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and visiting artist George Emmerson. 1938: Newport, Rhode Island. A pregnant Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women --- living a century apart --- will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
by Hazel Gaynor

Win 12 Copies of
THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER
for Your Group!

We are celebrating the release of THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Hazel Gaynor --- a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past 200 years --- with a special contest that will give three groups the chance to win 12 copies of the book. To enter, please fill out this form by Wednesday, November 7th at noon ET.

More about THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER:
“They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.”

1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her 22 years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart.

1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen years old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.