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Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Visit heroic beacons along the shores of Florida, Oregon, Massachusetts, Texas, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, where their light keepers work tirelessly and long for love. Immerse yourself in the beauty and danger of lighthouse history as six romances bring together adventurous—but lonely—souls. Penned by an exclusive selection of Christian fiction authors—including DiAnn Mills—this collection of stories will become a cherished favorite.
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Lynn A. Coleman is an award-winning and bestselling author of Key West and other books. She began her writing and speaking career with how to utilize the Internet. Since October 1998, when her first fiction novel sold she's sold 30 books and novellas.
Lynn is also the founder of American Christian Fiction Writers Inc., and served as the group's first president for two years and two years on the Advisory Board. One of her primary reasons for starting ACFW was to help writers to develop their writing skills and to encourage others to go deeper in their relationship with God. "God has given me a gift," says Lynn, "but it is my responsibility to develop that gift."
Lynn has spoken at writers groups, women's groups, home-schooling organizations, church groups, conferences, workshops and retreats. "Lynn is informative, humorous, and approachable--what more can you ask for?" said one attendee.
She makes her home in Keystone Heights, Florida, where her husband of 41 years serves as pastor of Friendship Bible Church. Together they are blessed with three children, one in glory, and eight grandchildren.
Sally Laity considers it a joy to know that the Lord can touch other hearts through her stories. She has written both historical and contemporary novels, including a co-authored series for Tyndale House and another for Barbour Publishing, nine Heartsong Romances, and twelve Barbour novellas. Her favorite pastimes include quilting for her church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry and scrapbooking. She makes her home in the beautiful Tehachapi Mountains of southern California with her husband of fifty years and enjoys being a grandma and great-grandma.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of Americas Faith, Hope & Love chapter; and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.
PAIGE WINSHIP DOOLY is the author of over a dozen books and novellas. She enjoys living in the coastal Deep South with her family, after having grown up in the sometimes extremely cold Midwest. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and loves their life of adventure in a full house with six homeschooled children and two dogs.
jnkbanks5 Stars Out Of 5bookJune 26, 2015jnkbanksQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Very inspiring stories of love
Catherine Coile4 Stars Out Of 5Lighthouse BridesNovember 2, 2014Catherine CoileQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Very nice stories and enjoyed reading each and everyone of them.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Lighthouses Across America and RomanceDecember 28, 2013VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Six authors team up in their new book, "The Lighthouse Brides Collection" published by Barbour Publishing Inc. to give us 6 Romances Develop at Historic Light Stations.
From the back cover: Love reaches lonely lightkeepers
For a ship in danger, a lighthouse offers hope and security. For the characters in this special collection of six stories, Gods light burns as brightly as the life-saving beacons they tend-but it is a lonely job, requiring much personal sacrifice.
Six historic American lighthouse settings from Florida to Oregon, Massachusetts to Texas, North Carolina to Wisconsin come to life in these faith-filled romances.
When Love Awaits by Lynn A. Coleman
Phantom of My Heart by DiAnn Mills
A Beacon in the Storm by Andrea Boesharr
Safe Harbor by Paige Winship Dooly
Whispers Across the Blue by DiAnn Mills
A Time to Love by Sally Laity
Journey through simpler times and watch as God brings together adventurous-but lonesome-souls under a beacon of hope.
I have always enjoyed Lighthouses. First, their function, to provide a light in the darkness to prevent a disaster. Second their engineering beauty, I think each one of them is a design of wonder. So now we have "The Lighthouse Brides Collection" and I feel that the authors captured the design and beauty of the building and each of them wrote it into their stories. Six stories about Lighthouses, the men who tend them and the women who fall in love with them from all across America. I think this collection may be the best one yet. Each of the six authors give us such wonderful characters that we really do not want their stories to end. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more collections like this.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing Inc. I was not required to write a positive review. 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."
LarikSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome ReadOctober 25, 2013LarikSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lighthouse Brides Collection
These 6-in-1 historical romances made me long for ocean and the calming sound of waves rushing to the beach. Each of these stories had very fragile and yet very strong women fighting the elements and the hardships of this world to bring a beacon of light to the dear lonely sailors stuck out there on the water. This collection is a perfect mix of mystery, comedy, drama, suspense and a whole emotional rollercoaster. I really liked each story the dilemma these woman were stuck in and their "prince on a white boat" coming to save them. I loved how Authors managed to spin a short story into such an active and not rushing love story. Get it, read it, and have fun sailing from lighthouse to lighthouse.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Barbour Publishing, through NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.