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Phoebe's Light (Nantucket Legacy Book #1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 3 in Nantucket Legacy
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From the Back Cover
Phoebe Starbuck has always taken care of her father--worrying enough for both of them, as he chases one whim after another. 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, she takes two gifts from her father, but desires only one: her great-grandmother's journal. The second gift? A "minder" in the form of cooper Matthew Macy, a man she loathes.
Phoebe soon 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 a secret that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially the captain and the cooper.
Sail away with expert navigator Suzanne Woods Fisher, who confidently explores the sometimes treacherous shores of Quaker life on the storied Nantucket Island.
"Another work of art and heart by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Inspired by actual historical figures, these characters and this place meld into a remarkably poignant page-turner."--Laura Frantz, author of The Lacemaker
"Shedding light upon Quaker customs and beliefs as well as the whaling era, Fisher plunges her readers into turbulent waters with plenty of plot twists and intrigue that lead to a satisfying conclusion."--Jody Hedlund, author of Luther & Katharina, Christy Award winner
"You can always trust Suzanne Woods Fisher to write a compelling story that has readers turning pages as fast as they can to see what happens next. She's done it again with Phoebe's Light."--Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of These Healing Hills
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. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish. She is also the coauthor of an Amish childrens series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. She is a Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B0741F1D3L
- Publisher : Revell (February 6, 2018)
- Publication date : February 6, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 9229 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 275 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #49,492 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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In this wonderful book you will sail away to Nantucket and learn anout the Quacker history. Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again as she researched so thoroughly so we the readers have the most vivid picture we can as we read, it’s as if we are indeed right there on the Island along with Phoebe as she decided to take charge of her own life. Will her decision prove to be all she ever hoped for or will it be the exact opposite , without giving to much away let me just say this book does are some getting into its a toss between history and romance however if you love to learn true history behind cultures and different faiths, then I’m sure you will love this book . I highly recommend this this book and I look forward too the second in the series, Minding the Light
I like the story so much that I kept trying to read it but I'm sick of the frustration of trying to read the type face/color of about half of the book. There simply must be a better way to differentiate the present day and past in the book rather than light, light type on a light background.
My eyes are not good enough to read it. I tried different lighting over and over again but it is taking me so long to slog thru it that I'm just going to quit. A shame really because I was learning a lot from what I could read.
Please try to remember that while graphics are great.....they must be good for ALL. Not just a few.
I have the other two books of the series and plan to jump into them very shortly to continue this adventure!
I devoured this book. I have decided to buy the remaining two books in this series. I loved the fictional story of Phoebe Starbuck because of the historical details and the feeling that the author put into Phoebe's character. Many parts of the fictional story blend in with Nantucket history.
Phoebe was a big contrast to Matthew Macy, they were two different kinds of Quakers. Phoebe took everything as the truth without any questioning but the Matthew character is more like me, finding God or the Light in other places than the traditional. I am 74 years old but like my fraternal grandmother, I have always been searching religious questions and have felt uncomfortable in settling down like Phoebe did in the book. This book is very inspiring and engaging on religion. I feel much more at home with the Quakerstory of Phoebe Starbuck because of the historical details and the feeling that the author put into Phoebe's character. Many parts of the fictional story blend in with Nantucket history. Phoebe was abig contrast to Matthew Macy, they were two different kinds of Quakers. Phoebe took everything as the truth without any questioning but the Matthew character is more like me, finding God or the Light in other places than the traditional. I am 74 years old but like my fraternal grandmother, I have always been searching religious questions and have felt uncomfortable in settling down like Phoebe did in the book. This book is very inspiring and engaging on religious thought.
Besides the story, a mystery is included which is tied to the Great Mary Coffin whose diary starting in 1658 and part of is in the journal that was given to her on her birthday in 1767.
I bought this for my own curiosity which will never be completely satisfied about the island where my ancestors lived there for many generation.
Phoebe Starbuck is delighted when she captures Captain Phineas Foulger's attention. He has even asked for her hand in marriage! She must be the luckiest woman in the world and she has even talked him into letting her go along on his next voyage. Captain Foulger asks Matthew Macy to come aboard as a cooper and with much persuasion from Phoebe's father, he obliges. What happens next and throughout the voyage will have you on the edge of your seat! You won't want to put this book down until you finish it!
This fascinating story of 18th century Nantucket is a historical treasure. Author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings the characters to life; they experience circumstances we all can relate to including anger, hopelessness, faith, forgiveness and love. A must read!
Top reviews from other countries
I loved the strong faith of Phoebe and the adventurous spirit of both Phoebe and her great grandmother Mary.
Adventure and history made this a very interesting read for me. I look forward to the next book!