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The Woman at the Light

A Novel

by Joanna Brady

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  • Joe S. (Port Orange, FL)
    Nice story, interesting history.
    I thought that this was a good book. It is well written and very well researched. Florida has a fascinating history and the author used it well in telling an entertaining and fascinating story.
  • Sandra H. (St. Cloud, Minnesota)
    The Woman at the Light
    Joanna Brady’s The Woman of the Light will take many readers into a period of time and a setting with which they are not familiar: the Florida Keys from 1829 through 1884. Her descriptions of the area, of the way of life, especially for women and slaves, give us a look at life far removed from today and even from the South during the Civil War. She does this well. Unfortunately, her story lacks the depth needed to create believable and well-rounded characters. Emily Lowry is simply unbelievable. Even after all that happens to her, she remains the same as the woman we meet early in the story. Too often the cavalry comes at just the right time. What a shame, because Brady has the makings for a fascinating glimpse into history and a memorable character.

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