At the heart of a tiny community in a remote village just inland from the Aberdeenshire coast stands an unexpected lighthouse. Built two centuries ago by an eccentric landowner, it has become home to the only bookshop for miles around.
Rachel is an incomer to the village. She arrived five years ago and found a place she could call home. So when the owner of the Lighthouse Bookshop dies suddenly, she steps in to take care of the place, trying to help it survive the next stage of its life.
But when she discovers a secret in the lighthouse, long kept hidden, she realises there is more to the history of the place than she could ever imagine. Can she uncover the truth about the lighthouse’s first owner? And can she protect the secret history of the place?
My thoughts: this was a lovely book, with a mystery at its heart in the shape of the lighthouse’s secrets and past but it was also about the people in the village who loved the bookshop and wanted to preserve it rather than see it destroyed by selfish property developer Dora McCreedy (or McGreedy as I renamed her in my head).
Rachel and Gilly both find a safe haven in the bookshop and in the village. There’s romance in the air too. It’s such a sweet, gentle story, something I really needed and the lighthouse’s past was also lovely and a little sad. Perfect for a cosy evening reading.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.