Writer’s Digest 2010- “The authors choice of incident is well honored in the way the individual scenes reveal character through action and dialogue; an entertaining and informative read.”
Historical Novels Review Online-” This historical fiction novel is brimming with tension and crescendo like drama that will captivate the reader.”
RebeccasReads- ” I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fast-paced, engaging read.”
Apex Reviews- “Surprisingly fast-paced and engrossing, The Girl In The Lighthouse is quite the engaging read.”
Midwest Book Review- “The Girl in the Lighthouse” is a solid and fine read for younger readers.”
Pat Here and There- “I couldn’t put The Girl in the Lighthouse down once I started reading. I had to know more.”
Boxed set of three bestselling family saga novels including:
SACRED INTENTIONS (prequel)
Upon the onset of the Civil War, majestic Sutton Hall reigned supreme. Thomas Arrington is one of the wealthiest plantation owners in all of Savannah, Georgia and showers his beautiful only daughter, Amelia, with not only his immense fortune, but his undivided love. Amelia happily shares her life with Hattie, and mammy Abigail; slaves of the plantation, who live in the Big House as members of the Arrington family. Her unmistakable beauty goes noticed by everyone, especially the married, Perry Montgomery and the handsome house-guest, Colonial Warren Stone.
Life as Amelia knows it suddenly comes to an end after her beloved father marries stone-cold, widowed aristocrat, Eugenia Norris. Her once innocent, protected world begins to fall apart as her stepmother loathes everything about her. The smooth running plantation turns upside down during Eugenia’s iron rule, and Amelia is torn away from Hattie, Mammy, and worst of all, her own father. Amelia believes her only hope of escaping the fury of her evil stepmother is in the hands of Patrick-Garrett; the mysterious son of her fathers first marriage, whom Amelia never knew existed.
However, Amelia isn’t prepared to face her unspeakable, indecent feelings towards Patrick-Garrett. What happens next will change the course of her life forever, leaving shocking family secrets for generations to come.
THE GIRL IN THE LIGHTHOUSE (book I)
From the time Lillian Arrington was born, she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia. But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her years.
When her father is transferred to a new station, Lillian is anxious to meet the assistant keepers and their two sons, Heath and Ayden. She had never met children her own age, had playmates, or made a friend.
Heath, the handsome teenage boy who desires to become a doctor someday, welcomes Lillian. However, his younger brother, Ayden, doesn’t like her and she struggles to win him over. Before long, a secret bond between the three is forged and to Lillian’s delight, they become close friends.
After so many years, Lillian’s childhood is beginning to resemble that of a normal girl. No longer is she lonely and isolated from the rest of the world by over-protective parents. Instead, she experiences new adventures, attends school, and falls in love for the first time.
However, her glorious days on Jasper Island are short-lived as her beautiful young mother begins a tragic descent into insanity and passes away. Lillian is left in the care of her sinister grandmother Eugenia Arrington, who, since the end of the Civil War, continues to steadfastly hold onto the once glorious Georgia plantation known as Sutton Hall. It is there that the immoral secrets of Lillian’s parents are revealed, and she is left to pick up the pieces of her scandalous past, and somehow, find her long way home.
ALL THAT IS BEAUTIFUL (book II)
It is the year 1878, and at last, Lillian, now a young woman, is free from the prison called Sutton Hall and the evil grandmother who ruled. After years locked away far from her beloved lighthouse on Jasper Island, she finds her only escape through sheer luck and the generosity of one man, Richard Parker, an aspiring commercial illustrator. Though Lillian is shamed by the sins of her parents and the unspeakable act committed by Warren Stone, she entrusts her life to the charismatic, though married, Richard, until it is safe to return home. However life, as unpredictable as the sea, has other plans for Lillian. Not long after leaving, she is caught up in an adult world of money, greed, drugs, and sinful pleasures, turning her life upside down once again. It is only when Lillian discovers the shocking truth to Richard’s cruel years of deception that she finally returns to her lighthouse, desperate to recapture her lost years, and most of all, lost love.