Minding the Light

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Book or Media Title:

Minding the light

Author or Producer:

Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Length (i.e., 350 pages, 1 hour 45 minutes, etc.):

328 pages


Captain Reynolds Macy has been at sea for six years He left barely a month after his marriage to Jane, the girl of his dreams. Returning now, he meets for the fist time Henry and Hitty, his twins. How did he not know about these children, where had those letters gone that his wife had written? He remembers her mentioning these two but did not realize they were his son and daughter. And as he greets his long-missed wife, she collapses! Is it merely excitement or something more sinister?

Everything had changed for Ren and much more was to come. Most islanders defer to his power and authority but not his spirited sister-in-law, Daphne. As they come to rely on each other and Daphne encourages him to return to his Quaker faith and his God, is there more to their relationship than they admit even to themselves?

There is a sweet romance here but so much more than that. Readers are reminded to “mind the light”, focus on God and His will for your life.


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Suggested Audience:

Those who particularly enjoy historical fiction.

Christian Impact:

Minding the light: Christ is the cornerstone, following Him in all of your life even when then decisions are difficult.

Other Notes (Optional):

Also contains:

-the first chapter of the next book in the series
-historical notes
-book discussion questions



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Minding the Light

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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