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The Light Keeper's Legacy

Kathleen Ernst Ð 7 Free read

S even longer than that so when I learned that the action of this book would take place at a Great Lakes lighthouse I new I had to read it I m glad I didKathleen Ernst does an excellent job of blending the history of the area of the lighthouse and its eepers and of ever changing fishing regluations that have fueled controversy for well over a and its eepers and of ever changing fishing regluations that have fueled controversy for well over a Her setting of a lighthouse on a small remote island adds just the right touch of atmosphereShe alternates the story of Chloe in 1982 with the stories of a female assistant light eeper and a Scandinavian woman who first came to Rock Island in the 1860s and each story each time frame is eually intriguing In fact I was so interested in the lives of the two earlier women that even though I enjoyed seeing a collections curator at work and I wanted to figure out who was committing the murders I forgot to pay close enough attention to the modern storyline and missed several important cluesIf you re in the mood for atmosphere history remote islands lighthouses and a strong independent woman experiencing it all get a copy of The Light Keeper s Legacy Yes it s the third book in the series but you won t be confused and you may even do what I did start looking for the other books in the series This #is the third in the series I enjoyed this installment a lot than the last one #the third book in the I enjoyed this installment a lot than the last one both the modern and the historic mystery really good Chloe Ellefson is a museum curator that travels to Rock Island State Park to consult on a lighthouse restoration pro. Ut will the link between the past and present turn out to be a beacon of hope or a portent of doomPraise Winner of the Lovey Award for Best TraditionalAmateur Sleuth MysteryChloe's third combines a good mystery with some interesting historical information on a niche subject Kirkus ReviewsFramed by the history of lighthouses and their eepers and the story of fishery disputes through time the multiple plots move easily across the intertwined past and present BooklistA haunted island makes for fun escape reading Ernst's third amateur sleu. Ject This story takes us through both the present and the past What a great Cozy Mystery I Did Not mystery I did not that this book was part of series This is the third book in the Chloe Ellefson Mystery series Can definitely be read as a stand alone though I look forward to reading by this author I d love to give this 6 stars I loved this book and am enjoying the series I could not put this book down The plot was amazing I loved flipping back and forth between what happened in the past vs what was going on in real time The series is set in the 1980s and there are no cell phones or computers to help the sleuth and I find that so refreshing For those who like historical fiction with their #Cozy This Series Is Highly Recommended I #this series is highly recommended I found another excellent mystery writer in Kathleen Ernst It took me a few chapters to get hooked on this story but once I did it was hard to put it down Chloe is a museum curator with a nack for finding death bodies My initial draw to this book was the Lighthouse theme This one on Lake Michigan and is located in a park that is only accessible by boat The story bounces from present day to the 1800 s view point of people who lived on the island This helped to understand what Chloe was finding in her research as well as sending her looking for information There are what Chloe was finding in her research as well as sending her looking for information There are characters who could all be the murderer and eep you wondering who did it I highly recommend checking out this book Since this is the third book in the series I now I will be looking for of Ms Ernst books. Th cozy is just the ticket for lighthouse fans and genealogy buffs Deftly flipping back and forth in time in alternating chapters the author builds up two mystery cases and cleverly weaves them back together Library JournalWhile the mystery elements of this books are very good what really elevates it are the historical tidbits of the real life Pottawatomie Lighthouse and the surrounding fishing village Mystery SceneKathleen Ernst wraps history with mystery in a fresh and compelling read Jane Kirkpatrick New York Times bestselling author. First Line This trip of yours is a very bad idea Roelke said soberlyIt s 1982 and against her boyfriend Roelke McKenna s better judgment Chloe Ellefson loads her Pinto including the copy of A Is for Alibi that Roelke gave her and heads for Rock Island State Park off the coast of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan Her expertise as a collections curator is needed by the folks who want to bring Pottawatomie Lighthouse back to life for all its visitorsIt s good that she #S Needed Elsewhere Because #needed elsewhere because is stressed out both at work with a boss who drives her crazy and at home with a Boyfriend Who Wants A Commitment That She S Not Sure who wants a commitment that she s not sure s ready to giveWhen the ferry lands at Rock Island and Chloe makes the trek to the lighthouse she finds it in the midst of being restored ladders and paint buckets lying around no water and no electricity She doesn t mind at all and dives into the history of the place But when she finds a young woman s body washed up on the beach everything starts to change At first thinking that the girl s death is an accidental drowning Chloe eeps digging into the lighthouse s history finding two tough independent women that fire her imagination Then another body is found Has local tension over tighter fishing regulations reached flash point If Chloe s not careful she could find herself trapped on the island with a illerI ve been interested in the history of the Great Lakes ever since I Heard Gordon Lightfoot Sing Gordon Lightfoot sing Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald back in 1976 I ve loved lighthouse. Past and Present Collide Beyond Death's DoorSolitude at last Museum curator Chloe Ellefson leaps at the opportunity to be a consultant for the historic lighthouse restoration project on Rock Island a state park in Wisconsin's scenic Door County Hoping to leave her personal and professional problems at home Chloe's tranuility is suddenly spoiled when a dead woman washes ashore Determined to find answers behind the mystery Chloe dives into research about the island's history and discovers the amazing resilient women who once lived there