The Lightkeeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble
Book blurb from goodreads.com : “Olivia seems to have it all, but her heart yearns for more.
Olivia Stewart's family is one of the Four Hundred-the highest echelon of society in 1910. When her sister dies under mysterious circumstances, Olivia leaves their New York City home for Mercy Falls, California, to determine what befell Eleanor. She suspects Harrison Bennett, the man Eleanor planned to marry. But the more Olivia gets to know him, the more she doubts his guilt-and the more she is drawn to him herself.
When several attempts are made on her life, Olivia turns to Harrison for help. He takes her on a ride in his aeroplane, but then crashes, and they're forced to spend two days alone together. With her reputation hanging by a thread, Harrison offers to marry her to make the situation right. As a charity ball to rebuild the Mercy Falls lighthouse draws near, she realizes she wants more than a sham engagement-she wants Harrison in her life forever. But her enemy plans to shatter the happiness she is ready to grasp. If Olivia dares to drop her masquerade, she just might see the path to true happiness.”
Why I like this cover: This is one of the two covers that inspired me to start Cover Focus. Just plain and simple, it’s one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen. Ever. That dress is amazingly eye-catching, don’t you think? A deep crimson. I love that dress. And the white lace around the sleeves? Enchanting. Then I love her dark hair, mostly caught up, but falling down some too. Her face is turned just far enough sideways to show that she’s a beauty. Even the background is amazing. Looks like a ballroom to me, which would fit the title. J I love the chair..and all the gold coloring. Very pretty.
I’ve only read Colleen Coble’s first book in this series (The Lightkeeper’s Daughter, which is reviewed on here) but it was good and someday, hopefully, I’ll read the rest of the series.