Monday, February 12, 2018

Phoebe's Light

Phoebe's Light is the first book in suzanne Fisher's Nantucket Legacy.   In this first book, we find our main character Phoebe Starbuck a Quaker on her 18th birthday; September 8th, 1767.  Her father  Barnabas decides it is time to pass along Great Mary's journal.  Great Mary was Pheobe's great-grandmother and was well known for her wisdom. 

Not only excited for her birthday, but the ship Fortuna has arrived in port.  Phoebe has always imagined that she loved older widowed captain and she hopes to finally capture his attention.   When Phoebe runs into the captain he is very interested in Phoebe's birthday gift and wants to read this journal for himself.

Soon Phoebe finds herself married to the captain Phineas Foulger and on a voyage with two things, her great grandmother's journal and a man sent by her father to mind her; Matthew Macy a cooper whom she once loved until he turned away from God.
Pheobe soon finds that life at sea is not the trip she envisioned.  Seasick and disillusioned, she turns to the pages of great-grandmother Mary's journal and she finds a secret that has consequences for everyone on the ship.

This is a book that the reader will find hard to put down.   Full of history and mystery;  the plot takes the readers on many twists and turns and keeps your interest going. 

I truly enjoyed this book and found it difficult to put down.  Anyone who loves historical fiction will love this book.  The author has done her research well and brought this research to life in her novels.  I look forward to the next book in the series  "Minding the Light".

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction.

 I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am  disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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