Monday, May 17, 2010

The Exile of Sara Stevenson

by Darci Hannah

I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program.  Watch for this book to hit the bookstores the end of July. 

I have read some ho-hum reviews but my feelings about this book are very positive.  I loved it!  I enjoyed the writing, the characters and the story.

In 1815 Sara Stevenson falls in love and plans to elope with a common sailor, someone her parents will never approve of.  When her sailor doesn't show up for the elopement her parents send her to Cape Wrath lighthouse so as not to disgrace them with her pregnancy.

I was so intrigued with the lighthouse keeper and wanted to know what haunted him.  Actually, I was intrigued by most of the characters.  The author deftly wrote a story that posed many questions that I needed answers for and that search for answers kept me involved in the story.

I was touched by the relationship between the the McKays and the realization that Sara had when she was watching them that they had so much more than she did even though they lived in a small croft in an inhospitable environment.

Hopefully, Ms. Hannah has more wonderful stories coming in the future.  I'll be watching.


Zibilee said...

Your review of this book piques my curiosity and I am going to be taking a closer look at it. Thanks for the wonderful review!

Bookfool said...

My curiosity is piqued, too. In fact, I just added the title to my wish list. Great review. I haven't read about this book anywhere else.

Kailana said...

This sounds intriguing. I will have to give it a glance when it comes out!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

This one sounds terrific. I definitely need to track down a copy!