CCC Book Club

When:
November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-11-25T19:00:00-05:00
2019-11-25T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Carrollwood Cultural Center (Reading Room)
4537 Lowell Road
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jean Kerns

Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

Lighthouse Keepers Daughter by Hazel Gaynor1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling’s home for all of her twenty-two years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England, the subject of poems, ballads, and plays. But far more precious than her unsought fame is the friendship that develops between Grace and a visiting artist. Just as George Emmerson captures Grace with his brushes, she in turn captures his heart.

1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent away from Ireland in disgrace. She is to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and assistant lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. A discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into Matilda’s family history. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love.