More than 10 years ago a hurricane damaged the Kiss River lighthouse, destroying the top of the tower and sending its Fresnel lens to the ocean floor. For reasons she is unwilling to share, Gina Higgins has traveled from Seattle to see the lighthouse and when she discovers the damage it sustained she becomes determined to find the lost lens. The current residents of the lightkeeper’s house–a recent widower and his artist sister–invite Gina to stay with them and she begins her quest. Gina’s modern story is interspersed with the World War II-era diary entries of Bess Poor, the teen-aged daughter of one of the previous Kiss River lighthouse-keepers. This is the second book in a loosely-connected trilogy focused on the O’Neill family and their fictional town of Kiss River, N.C.
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