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5+ stars for The Lighthouse by Christopher Parker #literaryfiction #fiction #bookreview

Title: The Lighthouse

Author: Christopher Parker

Genre: Literary Fiction, Fiction

Book Blurb:

Enchanting, mysterious, and deeply romantic, The Lighthouse follows a young woman's breathtaking journey far from home to discover where she truly belongs. Something strange is happening in Seabrook. The town's lighthouse–dormant for over thirty years and famously haunted–has inexplicably started shining, and its mysterious glow is sparking feverish gossip throughout the spooked community. Amy Tucker is only visiting for the night and has no plans to get caught up in the hysteria, but that changes when she meets Ryan, the loyal, hard-working son of a ranch owner who lives on the outskirts of town. Their chance encounter turns into an unforgettable weekend, and against the backdrop of the lighthouse-obsessed town, the two of them forge a deep connection, opening their hearts, baring their souls, and revealing secrets long kept hidden. But as they grow closer, and as the lighthouse glows ever brighter, a startling discovery about Ryan leaves Amy questioning everything she thought she knew. To uncover the truth about her new friend, Amy will need to enter Seabrook’s ominous tower, where waiting inside she will not only find the reason why fate has brought them together… but a shocking secret that will change the course of their lives forever. " astonishing, unputdownable debut... the best novel I have read this year." - NZ Booklovers

", suspenseful, and briskly paced work... Parker offers plenty of heart, including messages about how love can conquer the unknown." - Kirkus Reviews

"Bloody amazing."- Tina Shaw, author of The Children's Pond

"A meditative look at moving through grief." – Booklife

"[Amy and Ryan's] relationship is compelling - and a powerful center for the narrative's development." – Foreword

My Review:

A book unlike any I have ever read. I read this book and quickly it became a part of me. I have been dreaming of the book the last couple of nights. It wasn't too long before when I stopped reading for a bit, my mind said, 'what will happen next?!'

If I had to describe the book in one sentence it would be: Two souls battered by life find solace in each other's arms. In this day where everything has been done and is being redone, comes this book. Possibly the most original book written in the last 25 years. The book caused my jaw to drop. To be overwhelmed by a story written by an author is a rare thing. When everything makes sense, the simple fact is this is one of the best books ever written.

I cannot recommend this book enough. This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys deep character development. This book will appeal to the romantic at heart. This book will appeal to anyone who has ever suffered the loss of a loved one. This book will appeal to fans of great books. Buy this book, make it a best seller. You won't regret buying this book. This will become a yearly re-read for me.

My Rating: 5+ stars

Buy it Now:

Grab your e-copy on sale for 99 cents! Also available in audiobook.

Author Biography:

Christopher Parker was born in Takapuna, a seaside suburb in Auckland, New Zealand, where he currently lives with his daughter. Having loved writing stories growing up, it was a walk along Takapuna beach and a chance glimpse at a distant lighthouse that made him want to revisit his childhood passion and try his hand at producing a novel. Nearly 10 years on from that fateful stroll, he is proud to finally share his story. You can find him on his website at

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Reviewed by: Mr. N

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