Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter
Hazel Gaynor, Read by Imogen Church

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Narrated By: Imogen Church

Duration: 10 hours and 27 minutes

What to expect

‘Exquisite… a clear head and shoulders above the rest’ Sunday Independent

1838: when a terrible storm blows up off the Northumberland coast, Grace Darling, the lighthouse-keeper’s daughter, knows there is little chance of survival for the passengers on the small ship battling the waves. But her actions set in motion an incredible feat of bravery that echoes down the century.
1938: when nineteen-year-old Matilda Emmerson sails from across the Atlantic to New England, she faces an uncertain future. Sent away in disgrace, she must stay with her reclusive relative, Harriet Flaherty, a lighthouse keeper on Rhode Island. Once there, Matilda discovers a discarded portrait that opens a window on to a secret that will change her life forever.


Historical romance, Historical fiction

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‘Atmospheric’ My Weekly

‘Shines a brilliant light on female courage and endurance…A splendid read’ Kate Quinn, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Alice Network

‘This exquisite, thoroughly researched book places her a clear head and shoulders above the rest.’ Sunday Independent

‘Beautiful, heart-wrenching yet life affirming – I loved it.’ Fionnuala Kearney author of You, Me and Other People

‘A compelling read, the best kind of historical fiction.’ Portobello Book Blog

‘So absorbing, I couldn’t put it down.’ Book Chat

‘Hazel delivers a cast of strong, courageous women for readers to fall in love with.’

Praise for Hazel Gaynor:

‘This is a gorgeous, uplifting, magical book that will have you hooked from the start.’ Gill Paul author of The Secret Wife

‘Peopled with unforgettable characters…Once begun, I dare you to put it down.’ Kathleen Tessaro, author of The Perfume Collector

‘Hazel delivers a cast of strong, courageous women for readers to fall in love with.’

‘Her pages pulse with luxurious language and fine detail… an emotive and accessible read' Gloss Magazine

‘Gorgeously written’ Irish Independent