Although I haven’t read very many of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s numerous novels, the ones I have read are always enjoyable and unique. Her newest Historical Romance release from Revell Publishing, “Phoebe’s Light”, was no exception, and is the first of an exciting new series called the “Nantucket Legacy”. As the back cover promises, readers will be swept away on an adventure set against the “treacherous shores of Quaker life on the storied Nantucket Island”.
If you think the perilous life of Nantucket whalers and the peace-loving persona of the Quaker religion would be difficult to combine into a story, you aren’t alone; I did too! However, “Phoebe’s Light” came together with fascinating and unique plot twists, until I was turning pages as quickly as I could to discover the uncovering of secrets old and new (although I will admit, some of the secrets I guessed much earlier than they were revealed!). At the end of each chapter is a journal entry from the protagonist’s great-grandmother, which weaves a separate but intertwining story into the central one. This journal-story, as per my understanding, will be the connecting thread between the installments of the “Nantucket Legacy” series.
Although this story is filled with inspiring themes, likable characters, snappy dialogue, and a well-drawn and detailed setting that bring the story to life, it also has a few scenes that bordered (but did not cross the line, in my opinion) on inappropriate. However these instances were few in number, and did not detract overmuch from an otherwise pleasant story that I look forward to continuing with the next installment. If you have enjoyed any of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s many Amish novels, you won’t want to miss the fascinating stories the Quakers of Nantucket Island have to tell!
I received this book courtesy of Revell Publishing, in participation with a Revell Reads Blog Tour. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.