Phoebe Starbuck has always adjusted her sails and rudder to the whims of her father. Now, for the first time, she's doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, her father gives her two gifts, both of which Phoebe sees little need for. The first is an old sheepskin journal from Great Mary, her highly revered great-grandmother. The other is a "minder" on the whaling ship in the form of cooper Matthew Mitchell, a man whom she loathes.
Soon Phoebe discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary's journal and finds herself drawn into the life of this noble woman. To Phoebe's shock, her great-grandmother has left a secret behind that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially her husband the captain and her shadow the cooper. This story within a story catapults Phoebe into seeing her life in an entirely new way--just in time.
About the Author:
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna’s Crossing, The Newcomer, and The Return in the Amish Beginnings series, The Bishop’s Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
I LOVED THIS BOOK! WOW what a read! I loved the characters right off. Usually I want the book to start right where the book description describes and I don't want a lot of lead in or set up to get there, but even though the back's description doesn't take place until further into the story I didn't mind at all. In fact I truly enjoyed getting to know the characters and their motives on a deeper level in this way! I loved both the past and the present stories and how they weave together so beautifully! As well as all of the historical details, the new things I learned about the Quakers, and the fantastic Faith messages! Plus the fact that this book has a little bit of everything, including a wrap up and a cliff hanger! :D I could read it all again and a again! And I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!!! This is a Must Read!
Songs: "God Shaped Hole" by Plumb, "Jesus I Believe" by Big Daddy Weave, and "God Help Me" by Plumb
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
Mark 9:23-25, John 1:9
*I requested and received this book as a member of Celebrate Lit for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Phoebe's Light. ~ASC