My goodness someone needs to hand me the keys to the Lighthouse Bookshop pronto! The cover and the title completely drew me in, and that added with lots of social media buzz around this book made me decide that it needed to be a book club title this year. I was not disappointed. This book was written in such a way that I actually felt bereft when I had to put it down and get on with ordinary life things. I missed the characters, the setting and the storyline.
This book also prompted lots of thought about the themes, of which there were many but they were very carefully covered and explored, the characters, and History. Family, legacy and secrets were strong threads throughout and the reveals along the way gave this contemporary fiction a very mystery-based feeling. I love that it almost defies genres!
It’s always wonderful to add a new Author to your favourites list, and that’s exactly what has happened after discovering Sharon’s writing. And the brilliant news is that this isn’t her debut, so there’s another book to go and read and one to come next year too!
About the Book
At the heart of a tiny community in a remote village just inland from the Aberdeenshire coast stands an unexpected lighthouse. Built two centuries ago by an eccentric landowner, it has become home to the only bookshop for miles around.
Rachel is an incomer to the village. She arrived five years ago and found a place she could call home. So when the owner of the Lighthouse Bookshop dies suddenly, she steps in to take care of the place, trying to help it survive the next stage of its life.
But when she discovers a secret in the lighthouse, long kept hidden, she realises there is more to the history of the place than she could ever imagine. Can she uncover the truth about the lighthouse’s first owner? And can she protect the secret history of the place?
About The Author
Sharon and her husband live in a very remote village in northern Cumbria, surrounded by fells, sheep, and a host of lovely neighbours who will one day make very good characters in their own book. When she’s not writing, she bakes a lot of cake and bread, attempts to grow things in an allotment, and catches the baby rabbits unhelpfully brought in by the cat.
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