A stunning debut novel set on a remote island in Key West in 1839.
Emily Lowry, born and bred in New Orleans, forgoes high society to marry a fisherman, and together they take off for a life of adventure in the Florida Keys. One afternoon in 1839, Emily's husband vanishes from Wreckers' Cay, an isolated island off the coast of Key West where he tended to the lighthouse. As days stretch into months, Emily has no choice but to take charge of the lighthouse while caring for her three young children with a fourth on the way.
When a runaway slave washes up on her shore, Emily is at first ready to shoot him, but she lets him help with the lighthouse, and he soon wins the hearts of the Lowry family.
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"In her richly nuanced novel, Brady has created a heroine readers are unlikely to ever forget... An absolutely fantastic and unputdownable read!" - Michelle Moran, nationally bestselling author
"Part history, part romance, told in clear prose, The Woman at the Light is compelling and rewarding." - Daphne Kalotay, author of Russian Winter
"A guaranteed good read!" - Mark Howell, editor of Solares Hill
"Forbidden love, passion, greed, revenge, and murder... [Brady] knows how to stop your heart on one page and pull your heart strings on the next. Along the way, she weaves in a suspenseful mystery with a surprise ending; I could not put the book down and neither will you." - John Viele, author of the The Florida Keys: A History of the Pioneers
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Woman at the Light was inspired by Key West's colorful history and its female lighthouse keepers in the 19th century. A version of this book was originally self-published in 2010. Joanna divides her time between Key West and a stone cottage in a medieval village in the Southwest of France. You can find her at www.joannabradysite.com.
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