Monday, May 3, 2021

At Lighthouse Point

At Lighthouse Point (Three Sisters Island, #3)

Title: At Lighthouse Point

Series: Three Sisters Island #3

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance

Publisher: Revell


Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with a grand plan--to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level. Her dream starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor's kitchen has been badly remodeled by her sister, Cam, who doesn't know how to cook. Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands.

As old wounds are opened, Blaine starts to wonder if she made a mistake by coming home. Little by little, she must let go of one dream to discover a new one, opening her heart to a purpose and a future she had never imagined.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to the coast of Maine for a story that reminds you to release what doesn't matter and cling to what does: faith, family, and friendships.

My Review:

 When is it time to come back home after running away to find yourself? For Blaine, it is after two years of being away, but having finished school at the elite Le Cordon Bleu. Blaine is ready to face her family and pursue her dream of having her own restaurant. Unfortunately, Blaine is barely off the boat before things start to fall apart.

"But then a single moment changed everything, gave her life meaning and direction."

At Lighthouse Point is the third book in the Three Sister's Island series, written by Suzanne Woods Fisher. While I feel it is always to read books in order, especially ones that follow the same characters, this book can be read as a standalone novel. I read the first book in the series but missed the second one, yet I do not feel  I missed anything. I was able to pick up with this book and feel like I knew what was needed to follow the storyline.

There are quite a few characters in this story, but Fisher writes in such a way that you can easily keep up with everything going on with each of them. You can see the personal growth of each of the sisters and the growth in their relationship throughout this story. I also enjoyed the brief doses of humor that were sprinkled throughout the story.

There were a few minor things that I did not enjoy about this novel. I did not like Jean-Paul's accent. I loved him and his wisdom as a character, but I got tired of reading "zee...eez..." It is enough to know he has an accent, but it is hard to read. Plus, it irritated me that it took so long for the story of why Jean-Paul came home with Blaine to be told. I also felt that the story was too heavy on details and not enough dialogue. I would have liked to have seen a better balance as I am the type to want fewer details and more dialogue. I find the story more enjoyable that way. Finally, I felt that Artie and Blaine's relationship was rushed at the end. It did not feel realistic how quickly the switch was flipped (that is all I will mention to prevent spoilers). 

Overall, I enjoyed this book, but it was not my favorite from Suzanne. There were many layers to the story and they were handled well. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy contemporary fiction and clean romance stories. Those who enjoy Irene Hannon, Pepper Basham, Denise Hunter, and Nicole Deese will also enjoy this book.

Thank you to Revell and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to provide a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.


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