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Box Set: The Arrington Trilogy [Kindle Edition]

Roxane Tepfer Sanford
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Boxed set of three bestselling family saga novels including:
 

SACRED INTENTIONS (prequel)
Upon the onset of the Civil War, majestic Sutton Hall reigned supreme. Thomas Arrington is one of the wealthiest plantation owners in all of Savannah, Georgia and showers his beautiful only daughter, Amelia, with not only his immense fortune, but his undivided love. Amelia happily shares her life with Hattie, and mammy Abigail; slaves of the plantation, who live in the Big House as members of the Arrington family. Her unmistakable beauty goes noticed by everyone, especially the married, Perry Montgomery and the handsome house-guest, Colonial Warren Stone.
Life as Amelia knows it suddenly comes to an end after her beloved father marries stone-cold, widowed aristocrat, Eugenia Norris. Her once innocent, protected world begins to fall apart as her stepmother loathes everything about her. The smooth running plantation turns upside down during Eugenia's iron rule, and Amelia is torn away from Hattie, Mammy, and worst of all, her own father. Amelia believes her only hope of escaping the fury of her evil stepmother is in the hands of Patrick-Garrett; the mysterious son of her fathers first marriage, whom Amelia never knew existed.
However, Amelia isn't prepared to face her unspeakable, indecent feelings towards Patrick-Garrett. What happens next will change the course of her life forever, leaving shocking family secrets for generations to come.

THE GIRL IN THE LIGHTHOUSE (book I)
From the time Lillian Arrington was born, she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia. But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her years.
When her father is transferred to a new station, Lillian is anxious to meet the assistant keepers and their two sons, Heath and Ayden. She had never met children her own age, had playmates, or made a friend.
Heath, the handsome teenage boy who desires to become a doctor someday, welcomes Lillian. However, his younger brother, Ayden, doesn't like her and she struggles to win him over. Before long, a secret bond between the three is forged and to Lillian's delight, they become close friends.
After so many years, Lillian's childhood is beginning to resemble that of a normal girl. No longer is she lonely and isolated from the rest of the world by over-protective parents. Instead, she experiences new adventures, attends school, and falls in love for the first time.
However, her glorious days on Jasper Island are short-lived as her beautiful young mother begins a tragic descent into insanity and passes away. Lillian is left in the care of her sinister grandmother Eugenia Arrington, who, since the end of the Civil War, continues to steadfastly hold onto the once glorious Georgia plantation known as Sutton Hall. It is there that the immoral secrets of Lillian's parents are revealed, and she is left to pick up the pieces of her scandalous past, and somehow, find her long way home.

ALL THAT IS BEAUTIFUL (book II)
It is the year 1878, and at last, Lillian, now a young woman, is free from the prison called Sutton Hall and the evil grandmother who ruled. After years locked away far from her beloved lighthouse on Jasper Island, she finds her only escape through sheer luck and the generosity of one man, Richard Parker, an aspiring commercial illustrator. Though Lillian is shamed by the sins of her parents and the unspeakable act committed by Warren Stone, she entrusts her life to the charismatic, though married, Richard, until it is safe to return home. However life, as unpredictable as the sea, has other plans for Lillian. Not long after leaving, she is caught up in an adult world of money, greed, drugs, and sinful pleasures, turning her life upside down once again. It is only when Lillian discovers the shocking truth to Richard's cruel years of deception that she finally returns to her lighthouse, desperate to recapture her lost years, and most of all, lost love.


Editorial Reviews

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Writer's Digest 2010- "The authors choice of incident is well honored in the way the individual scenes reveal character through action and dialogue; an entertaining and informative read."

  Historical Novels Review Online-" This historical fiction novel is brimming with tension and crescendo like drama that will captivate the reader."               


RebeccasReads- " I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fast-paced, engaging read." 


Apex Reviews- "Surprisingly fast-paced and engrossing, The Girl In The Lighthouse is quite the engaging read."


Midwest Book Review- "The Girl in the Lighthouse" is a solid and fine read for younger readers."

Pat Here and There- "I couldn't put The Girl in the Lighthouse down once I started reading. I had to know more."

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  • File Size: 1290 KB
  • Print Length: 883 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007AUJ96O
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,902 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Puerile Piece of Pap May 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Honestly one of the worst things I've ever read, and I'm an avid reader. The characters are two-dimensional; the men all weak and mostly vicious, the women conniving and hateful, or victims and saints. People are introduced to serve a narrow purpose and disposed of, the writing is dreadfully repetitive, and explains the same plot contrivance over and over. This series caters to people who believe everything that happens on the Kardashians is real.

Don't waste your money, or your time.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Romeo and Juliet has nothing on this tragedy April 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Allow me to explain my rating and review title...first of all, let me say that this series is very well-written, and leads you on a journey with the characters through 2 generations.

In the first book, you are introduced to Ameila, a sweet little girl who lives with her daddy on a plantation in Georgia. Her mother died in childbirth and her dad is raising her alone. Well, not exactly alone, he has the help of Abigail...his slave/nanny/lover. He and Abigail adore each other and Abigail's daughter, Hattie and Ameila are as close as sisters. In order to save his plantation Thomas (dad) takes a wife that rules his house with an iron fist, and lothes his precious Ameila. This book takes us through to Ameila's late teenage years. The suffering this child endures is heart wrenching, and by the end of the book, you almost think that she will finally be happy.

Book 2 takes up a few years later. Ameila seems happy, and you breath a sigh of relief for this dear girl finally found peace and happiness. This book is told from the prespective of Ameila's young daughter Lillian. Lillian moves with her mom and dad, who is a lighthouse keeper, to a new island. The assistant keeper and his family live there. They have two young boys, one who is Lillian's age and one a few years older. The childern become the best of friends, and Lillian develops a huge crush on the older brother. Well, tragedy strikes and at the age of 11, Lillian is taken to Georgia to live with her wretched grand-monster. There is much suffering and tragedy in this book.

Book 3....ok, I'm thinking at this point, someting good has got to happen for Lillian.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Run for the hills! April 18, 2012
By Isolt
Format:Kindle Edition
This is hands down the worst piece of drivel I have read in a long, long time. The main character is completely unlikeable (seriously, a teen that goes after her half brother like a sex crazed fiend? What's there to like?). Her step mother was plucked out of a Disney movie (oooh she's sooo evil, waaaah!!) But really, how can you blame her? she's left alone with the teen drama queen who can't keep her pants on. I don't mind the suffering, some stories are like that and it makes sense, but this seems like somebody made a list of horrible tragedies and then just started throwing them in for the heck of it.

And don't get me started on the (non existing) proofreading.

Do yourself a favor and stay as far away as you can from this mountain of doom. You'll never get the time back.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The plot was taken to far ..... May 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
In my opinion, the first book of the trilogy was a mixture of Cinderella, Gone with the Wind, and Flowers in the Attic. It is hard to imagine how all three elements could be mixed into one book. By the time, I started reading the second book I had a hard time adjust that the narrator was the daughter of the first narrator. I really enjoyed the second book more than I did in any of the books in the trilogy. The author made me want to read more to see if Lillian would somehow make it back home to Maine and was able to see Ayden and Heath. The third book was the least of my favorite of the trilogy. I think that the author really made the third book with all the elements that is so prevalent in romance fiction. It almost became unbelievable. It seemed to drag on and on. I realize that author may have needed to make the protagonist character change since Lillian was also the dynamic character. I think that the author crossed the line with Lillian's decisions that made her a showgirl to housewife. The love trilogy between Ayden , Heath, and Lillian was too much like Legends of the Fall for my taste. I am glad that I was able to borrow this book from Amazon since I am a Prime Member. Honestly, I don't think that I would have been satisfied if I had purchased the book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars And thet talk about Job boils? July 28, 2012
By js33
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Cheer up, things could be worse! So I cheered up and guess what! They GOT worse. Love story - sure, but the impossible tragedy always appeared to end it. I can't think of one character whose lot was "happily ever after".
Would I recommend it? Sure, if I really didn't like you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have read other reviews first!! July 12, 2012
By Daye
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I should have read some of the other reviews. I should have stopped reading sooner!! They are written so that they keep you intrigued...I guess I was just assuming things would always get better. Oh my gosh...I just feel depressed and sick after reading all three books. My fault though...I could have deleted them off my kindle. Glad I got them when they were free. I wish the author would use talents to uplift!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars luv it July 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The Arrington trilogy is a historical book. I enjoyed it and I'm happy I read it n you will be to
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
NICE BOOK
Published 17 days ago by Lucia
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Brilliant.. Saga. ..well written.
Published 3 months ago by Linda Bookout
3.0 out of 5 stars So much heartache
The story kept me going, kept me hoping that something good would come out of all this. It reminded me a lot of the book Jane Austen mentions in one of her books, sorry I can't... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Delete!
OK, I just can't stand it. I should have read the reviews. It really is that bad. Whiny, needy, weak females (excepting the evil stepmother/grandmother, of course). Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars the book is brutal
It is about incest, rape, torture. It just did't make sense it parts. It is just not my taste in books.
Published 8 months ago by Kat
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent trilogy
The first novel "Sacred Intentions" was pretty decent however the other two books left a lot to be desired. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable read
Lots of good material but by the third book there was just too much unrequited love. I was surprise that the heroine's true parentage was never revealed.
Published 17 months ago by Olivia
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting series
I read the series backwards (Girl in the Lighthouse first) as I didn't realize this was a 3 book series. Read more
Published 18 months ago by sher in MO
3.0 out of 5 stars The Arrington Trilogy
Found the secrets and deceptions to be too many. And it seems a bit far-fetched that so many disturbed and damaged people could find mare damaged and disturbed people. Read more
Published 19 months ago by scouting Gram
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but...
Although I found the series to be a good read and it held my interest enough for me to get the trilogy after reading book one, I was very disappointed with the ending. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Roxane Tepfer Sanford is the author of The Girl in the Lighthouse, All That is Beautiful and Sacred Intentions (The Arrington Series). Her writing style has been compared to that of well known Gothic fiction author V.C. Andrews.
Roxane is the very busy mother of six children, and whatever spare time is left, she dedicates to writing novels. Currently she lives in Gilbert, Arizona.

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