The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

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'Exquisite... a clear head and shoulders above the rest' Sunday Independent


'Compelling... I can't recommend this one highly enough.' Gill Paul


'This exquisite, thoroughly researched book places (Gaynor) a clear head and shoulders above the rest. Sunday Independent


'A splendid read... Not to be missed.' Kate Quinn ( New York Times Bestselling Author of The Alice Network)

1838: when a terrible storm blows up off the Northumberland coast, Grace Darling, the lighthouse-keeper's daughter, knows there is little chance of survival for the passengers on the small ship battling the waves. But her actions set in motion an incredible feat of bravery that echoes down the century.
1938: when nineteen-year-old Matilda Emmerson sails across the Atlantic to New England, she faces an uncertain future. Staying with her reclusive relative, Harriet Flaherty, a lighthouse keeper on Rhode Island, Matilda discovers a discarded portrait that opens a window on to a secret that will change her life forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 290g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780008255220
  • 110,117

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'Atmospheric' My Weekly


'Shines a brilliant light on female courage and endurance...A splendid read' Kate Quinn, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Alice Network


'This exquisite, thoroughly researched book places her a clear head and shoulders above the rest.' Sunday Independent


'Beautiful, heart-wrenching yet life affirming - I loved it.' Fionnuala Kearney author of You, Me and Other People


'A compelling read, the best kind of historical fiction.' Portobello Book Blog


'So absorbing, I couldn't put it down.' Book Chat


'Hazel delivers a cast of strong, courageous women for readers to fall in love with.' writing.ie


Praise for Hazel Gaynor:


'This is a gorgeous, uplifting, magical book that will have you hooked from the start.' Gill Paul author of The Secret Wife


'Peopled with unforgettable characters...Once begun, I dare you to put it down.' Kathleen Tessaro, author of The Perfume Collector


'Beautiful, heart-wrenching yet life affirming - I loved it.' Fionnuala Kearney, author of You, Me and Other People


'Hazel delivers a cast of strong, courageous women for readers to fall in love with.' writing.ie


'Her pages pulse with luxurious language and fine detail... an emotive and accessible read' Gloss Magazine


'Gorgeously written' Irish Independent
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About Hazel Gaynor

Hazel Gaynor is an award-winning, New York Times, USA Today, and Irish Times, bestselling author of historical fiction, including her debut THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME, for which she received the 2015 RNA Historical Novel of the Year award. A MEMORY OF VIOLETS was a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick for spring 2015, THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards, and LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS (co-written with Heather Webb) won the 2018 Women's Fiction Writers Association Star Award. THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER was shortlisted for the 2019 HWA Gold Crown award, and MEET ME IN MONACO (co-written with Heather Webb) was a finalist in the 2019 Digital World Book Awards for Best Book (Fiction). She is published in thirteen languages and nineteen countries. Hazel is co-founder of creative writing events, The Inspiration Project, and lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.
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Rating details

11,127 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 34% (3,801)
4 44% (4,913)
3 18% (2,056)
2 3% (301)
1 1% (56)
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