Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners.
I’ve picked this book up and started it so many times and then one thing or another happens and it’s distraction city. It seems like a really good book, an engaging story, and perhaps characters I could really bond with…if I could stay committed to the task. Perhaps if I move it from the shelf to the bedside I might follow through?
When his pregnant wife dies in a shipwreck, Jesse Morgan gives up his wealth and place in Seattle society. He relegates himself to a tiny community where he dedicates his life to protecting others from the ocean. As keeper of a remote lighthouse along a dangerous coast in the Pacific Northwest, Jesse rejects all social contact so that he can brood about his loss. When the sea tosses up a beautiful pregnant woman, the lone survivor of another shipwreck, Jesse finds he has a second chance at life and love.
Mary Dare is an outspoken Irish woman who takes poverty, single motherhood, and death in stride. She brings vitality, passion, and joy to Jesse’s life and forces him to face his guilt and unhappiness. Mary’s honesty and compassion transform Jesse, and together they find beauty in a simple life.
Is there a book that you keep meaning to read, even going so far as to pick it up and read a couple of chapters but let life get in the way? I have a few too many of those. Share one in the comments!