Civil War has robbed Margaret Logan of all she holds dear, including her beloved New Orleans home and her fiancé. When her family moves to the desolate Bolivar Peninsula to manage a lighthouse that is no longer there, all her hopes for a normal future are dashed. Her world is rocked once again when a wounded Yankee soldier washes ashore needing her help. Despite her contempt for the North, Margaret falls in love with Thomas Murphy. As their love blooms, Margaret’s sister is overcome with neurosis, and her mind slowly slips away. Bitterness, psychosis and depression yield a decision fueled by contempt. Will one fatal choice cause Margaret to lose the man she loves and condemn Thomas to death?
In a classic retelling of North vs. South, Annette O’Hare spun a memorable love story. In her first full-length novel, Annette gives us a peek into her vivid story world. We are carried into the dramatic aftermath of the Civil War and come to understand the pain associated with those who survived the war. She gives us hope and one of the best love stories I’ve read in a while.
I enjoyed how slowly the relationship developed. Annette didn’t rush the romance but allowed it mature over the chapters. A friendship turned to love in the most natural way. Margaret and Thomas sought God’s will and desired to please Him above their own wants. A perfect example of keeping God first in our lives.
One of my favorite characters was June, Margaret’s little sister. To be honest, her charming personality stole my heart. She made me smile and laugh through most of the book. I admire Annette’s ability to write humor and children. Even after finishing the book I still think about June and smile.
If you prefer historical novels or a good love story, then I encourage you to read Northern Light. It won’t disappoint!
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Annette O’Hare is active in ministry, working in the AWANA program and as lead director and writer for the Word of Life Players drama group she formed at her church. Married to her husband, Dan for thirty years, the couple enjoys saltwater fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast and spending time with family. The O’Hare’s are proud parents of two Texas A&M graduates, one exceedingly imaginative high schooler and two rambunctious, loveable rescue dogs, Max and Jay.