Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: A Novel
From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years.
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.
“They call me a heroine, but I am not deserving of such accolades. I am just an ordinary young woman who did her duty.”
By Hazel Gaynor. Published by William Morrow Paperbacks, 2018. 413 pages, softcover.