The lighthouse keeper's daughter : a novel / Hazel Gaynor.
- First edition.
- New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
385, 13 pages ; 21 cm
- Shipwrecks -- England -- Northumberland -- Fiction.
Portraits -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Newport (R.I.) -- Fiction.
England -- Northumberland.
Rhode Island -- Newport.
- Childrens subjects:
- Portraits -- Fiction.
- From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years. "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 twenty-two 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. --Amazon.com.
- "P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--Cover.
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