Author(s): Hazel Gaynor
From the bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home and The Girl From The Savoy comes a novel inspired by the extraordinary story of a remarkable young woman.1838: Northumberland, England. When lighthouse keeper's daughter, Grace Darling, is involved in the daring rescue of the stranded survivors of a terrible shipwreck, she becomes one of the most celebrated women of her age. But the friendship that develops between Grace and an artist who sets out to capture her subtle beauty, is far more precious to her than her unwanted fame.1938: Newport, Rhode Island. Nineteen-years-old, pregnant and in disgrace, Matilda Emmerson has been banished from Ireland to stay with her reclusive relative, Harriet, the assistant lighthouse keeper. When a discarded, half-finished portrait opens a window into her family history, Matilda finds her destiny inextricably linked to Grace Darling.The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter is a sweeping novel that speaks of the ties that bind mothers to daughters, of the love story that reunites a family and two women learning that where you are has the power to shape who you are.