Sunday, July 29, 2018

Review: Minding The Light by:Suzanne Woods Fisher

 Minding the Light
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
Six long years ago, Captain Reynolds Macy sailed away from his bride, looking forward to the day when he would return to Nantucket Island with a ship's hold full of whale oil. But when that momentous day finally arrives, Ren soon discovers that everything has changed in his absence. Everything. "Is nothing on this island as it appears to be?" he whispers in despair.

Unlike most islanders, bold and spirited Daphne Coffin doesn't defer to Ren as an authoritative whalemaster, but sees through his aloofness to the aching heart beneath. She encourages him to return to his Quaker roots and "mind the Light," finding solace in God and community. As Ren becomes the man she believes him to be--honorable, wise, faithful--she finds herself falling in love with him.

But how can she, when her heart is spoken for? Tristram Macy is Ren's business partner, cousin, and best friend--and Daphne's fiance. Love always comes at a cost, but when is the price too high?
Suzanne Woods Fisher welcomes readers back to the Quaker community on Nantucket Island for this riveting love story, full of unexpected moments.


My Review:
 What an interesting take on love from this prospective. Suzanne Woods Fisher doesn't disappoint in the latest addition to the Nantucket Legacy series. Minding the Light is a Quaker term meaning, learning to see God's light both around and inside us. Reynolds Macy or "Ren" returns home after a very long whale exploring adventure to find things are not quite as he left them. He becomes quite depressing and irritated by this but there is one lady that can see straight through all of his issues and can peer straight into his soul. 

 Ren falls for a lady already taken. Daphne has a heart of passion and is very spirited. Ren is attracted to that, but unfortunately someone else, someone very close to him holds the key to Daphne's heart--his business partner, 

 Grandmother's journal from book one also makes an appearance in book two as well. I do feel that you really need to read book one to get a feel for the story and more background information. 

 A solid story line and great characters!