I wasn't sure what I was going to be walking into beginning this book without reading Book One in the Mercy Falls Series (The Lightkeeper's Daughter)– and that may have contributed to how quickly I was lost in a rush of fast paced information-overloaded scenes. Not that this was bad. Having never read many books involving the aspect of suspense before, I was unprepared for how quickly the clues started piling up! But what I found by the end of the book was that I have a new favorite author and sub-genre of books to read!
Katie Russell and Will Jesperson were both very likable main characters who seemed absolutely perfect for each other from the moment they met. The author did a very good job of making it clear how well they knew each other and that being known so well by another was so important to them. I also loved the adventure of searching for a hidden pirated ship along the rocky coast of Northern California. There were things I would have liked to see more or less of– but as a whole I enjoyed this book because of the characters, the general plot and writing style of the author.
I borrowed The Lightkeeper's Bride from my local Allen County Library and I give it 4 STARS.