The Girl in the Lighthouse

The Girl in the Lighthouse

Roxane Tepfer Sanford / Feb 20, 2020
The Girl in the Lighthouse From the time Lillian Arrington was born she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her
  • Title: The Girl in the Lighthouse
  • Author: Roxane Tepfer Sanford
  • ISBN: 9781605942384
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the time Lillian Arrington was born, she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her years.When her father is transferred to a new station, Lillian is anxious to meet the assistant keepers and their two sons, Heath and Ayden She had never met children her oFrom the time Lillian Arrington was born, she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her years.When her father is transferred to a new station, Lillian is anxious to meet the assistant keepers and their two sons, Heath and Ayden She had never met children her own age, had playmates, or made a friend.Heath, the handsome teenage boy who desires to become a doctor someday, welcomes Lillian However, his younger brother, Ayden, doesn t like her and she struggles to win him over Before long, a secret bond between the three is forged and to Lillian s delight, they become close friends.After so many years, Lillian s childhood is beginning to resemble that of a normal girl No longer is she lonely and isolated from the rest of the world by over protective parents Instead, she experiences new adventures, attends school, and falls in love for the first time.However, her glorious days on Jasper Island are short lived as her beautiful young mother begins a tragic descent into insanity and passes away Lillian is left in the care of her sinister grandmother Eugenia Arrington, who, since the end of the Civil War, continues to steadfastly hold onto the once glorious Georgia plantation known as Sutton Hall It is there that the immoral secrets of Lillian s parents are revealed, and she is left to pick up the pieces of her scandalous past, and somehow, find her long way home.
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      • Roxane Tepfer Sanford

        Roxane Tepfer Sanford is the author of the best selling family saga, The Girl in the Lighthouse, All That is Beautiful and Sacred Intentions the Arrington series Her writing style has been compared to that of well known gothic fiction author, V.C Andrews Roxane is the very busy mother of six children, and whatever spare time is left, she dedicates to writing novels on Facebook Roxane Tepfer SanfordFacebook LIKE page The Girl in the LighthouseTwitter twitter RTepferSanfordKindle autograph Personalized digital inscriptions for your kindle autographBooks available Kindle, Nook, ebooks, Kobo, Sony, iBooks Barnes and Noble and all other online book sites.Praise for Roxane Tepfer Sanford Writer s Digest 2010 The writing is lean and literate in style, painting a fascinating word portrait that is given a humanist depth in the way the author portrays Lillian s turbulent journey through life as set against the historical environment and situation that inform the shaping of those characters lives and destines The authors choice of incident is well honored in the way the individual scenes reveal character through action and dialogue an entertaining and informative read Kam Aures for RebeccasReads 07 10 I truly enjoy Sanford s writing and can t wait to read future books from this talented author If you enjoy V.C Andrews books, Sanford s style and thought process is very similar and I think that you will enjoy her work Roxane Tepfer Sanford s novel of betrayals, lost love, and shattered lives is intense, vivid, and unpredictable The web which holds the plot together is reminiscent of V.C.Andrews s Gothic style I couldn t put The Girl in the Lighthouse down once I started reading I had to know hereandthere This book was wonderful could nt put it down It s very reminiscent of VC Andrews classics like Dawn, Melody and Flowers in The Attic Reader review Melanie Tighe, owner of Dog Eared Pages Used Books 2010 Shadows of V.C Andrews Flowers in the Attic hang over The Girl in the Lighthouse but Sanford adds a surprising twist that keeps the reader guessing about Lillian s mysterious and horrifying family secret until the very end.


    383 Comments

    1. I really wish I had taken the time to read the reviews for this book before I invested my time reading it It was actually pretty enjoyable for about the first half of the book, but then things went downhill very, very far downhill The author seemed to want to include every awful thing that could happen to a person and have them be a part of Lillian s life And, like an idiot, I kept reading so I could see how Lillian made it through and was reunited with the Dalton family which didn t happen Poor [...]


    2. Let me begin by saying I enjoyed this book But it is deeply flawed A novel consists of many parts The writer should be able to write The characters should be believable The narrative should flow along to hold the reader s interest And the story must be consistent The first three parts are pretty much okay in the book I read it with interest, got the characters, and it moved along nicely But then the last part got me The book is not consistent Now, what do I mean by that First, let me say that wr [...]


    3. by, Tracy Moore Apex Reviews, Surprisingly fast paced and engrossing, The Girl In The Lighthouse is quite the engaging read With a rich tapestry of characters, author Roxane Sanford paints a vivid picture of a life filled with unexpected twists and turns, the unpredictability of which is sure to hold the interest of any reader Further, her central storyline is taut and compelling, and her ability to keep the reader guessing at the real truth until the very end is quite masterful.A highly rewardi [...]


    4. Oh dear I was really tearing through this book until the 70% mark or so and then it all fell apart I felt like the author couldn t come up with anything to complete certain plot lines so she just gave up and moved Lillian to a different place.It starts off with great potential and was very fast paced set in post civil war times, we live with 10 year old Lillian and her family on an island off the coast of Maine She has been so isolated her entire life, that each small thing her new friends Heath [...]


    5. The Girl in The Light house Roxane Tepfer Sanford was an excellent read.Roxane Sanford writes with passion She grabs the readers by the heart and pulls you into her story Filled with emotions, shocking secrets, young love and family betrayal, makes for a page turner and all night read.Lillian Arrington lived a secluded life as the daughter of a Lighthouse Keeper and beautiful loving mother When her father is relocated to Jasper Island he life changes she is excited to meet the assistant keeper a [...]


    6. I liked this book but there were a few things I didn t like and found a little overboard for me I didn t care much for how the main character seemed throughout the book to want every older male to crave her and seemed preoccupied with the poor pitiful me woes if each male character in her life didn t fall hungrily at her feet At times, it seemed inappropriate because of her young age at like 9 and 13 etc I think there was just too much of that throughout the book I had to keep reminding myself t [...]


    7. I started out enjoying this book which I would consider light reading as opposed to good literature The further into the story I got, however, the farfetched and ridiculous it became It follows main character Lillian from the age of nine to sixteen She starts out obsessed with an older boy and later in the book is obsessed with a man old enough to be her father She is abandoned by her loving father to the care of her hateful, cruel grandmother who keeps her locked up with starvation rations and [...]


    8. I won this book through Giveaways was pretty excited to dive into it after reading the summary My expectations were high and I was definitely not let down The Girl in the Lighthouse is a historical fiction novel packed with plenty of action I couldn t help but feel my heart breaking for the main character, Lillian Arrington, as she suffered through all of the pain and strife in her adolescence As the story came to an end, there were many surprising twists that left me wanting My only issue is t [...]


    9. This book was terrible The writing was extremely repetitive and elementary All the men in the book mumbled everything they said The characters were flat and uninteresting Plus it seemed as though the author had no idea of American history The grandfather was supposed to have fought in the War of 1812, while the father was a Confederate veteran Yet Lillian, his daughter, was 10 years old in 1911 The time line doesn t seem to add up Also the whole story was just unbelievable Prepubescent girls in [...]


    10. First half period piece of 19th century little girl, daughter of lighthouse keeper, hints of family weirdness Midway through, abrupt turn to VC Andrews style evil grandmother, and a Series of Unfortunate Events from there Which makes the childhood part just an intro, which means it was way too long.Also there s not a whole lot of redemption at the end of the book, and apparently the next book gets even worse No thanks.Oh, and I almost forgot The writing was awful At least at first Either it got [...]


    11. This book was alright I picked it up because 1 it was free at the time, on Nook, and 2 the synopsis said that fans of V.C Andrews would love this series I see the similarities in writing style, but V.C is just so skilled in writing I don t think this book can compare It had the same formula, and even certain parts were the same like the main character s impromptu haircuts , but it didn t wow me It s an alright start to her series, but there is definitely room for improvement Maybe some originali [...]


    12. Okay here are the pros This book captivates the reader from the start The characters unfold quiet nicely and although told from the point of view of the protagonist, who is only nine years old when the book begins, the reader is able to connect and relate to, or at least understand the other characters The author s writing is enjoyable descriptive, without being too wordy The emotions are believable and raw The scenery vivid and highly imaginable The first half of the book is definitely a five s [...]


    13. This was a really good easy to read book It is set in the 1800 s on the East Coast of America Lilian is a 10 year old girl who has lived on a remote island with her mother and lighthouse keeper father her entire life Her father gets transfered to another Lighthouse station and she finally gets to live in the company of 2 boys Heath and Ayden and gets to go to the mainland every week and even attend a real school for the first time.Having been brought up just by her mother and father she is very [...]


    14. 2.5 starsI really enjoyed the first half of the novel The protagonist, Lillian, was a very strong female character and it was enjoyable watching her grow out of her childhood At 9 years of age she seemed quite mature to be so young The book follows Lillian from age 9 16 as she grows up on a small island with her family manning the lighthouse, and as she is abruptly uprooted from all things familiar and sent to live in the South where family secrets unfold.I feel that the book is either mis title [...]


    15. The Girl in the Lighthouse was really gripping And the final was amazing I didn t see it coming And the atmosphere was really magnificent all the parts about the Jasper Island and especially the south I will definitely read the second book The Girl in the Lighthouse was a real page turner I couldn t keep my eyes away from the book especially towards the last pages You can t put the book aside and you want to know much about Lillian and the Arringtons The drama was spread throughout the book and [...]


    16. I expected a coming of age story and a love triangle, but was surprised by the novel s dark undertones and unexpected plot twists I thought I had added up all of the hints to the overarching secret correctly, but there were surprises until the very end Lillian s decisions sometimes frustrated me, but her na vet is balanced by her inner strength and will to survive This book reminds me of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness in that there were times I was unsure I would like the novel howev [...]


    17. This was a very V.C Andrews esque, dark victorian, sometimes depressing, romantic drama I wanted to stop reading it at times, thinking either that it was either too depressing or the main character was too naive and whiny I also could not stop reading it I am almost through with the sequel and hopes it comes to some sort of happy conclusion, even though I don t have my hopes up Lillian can t seem to make up her mind as to who she loves and what she will do to gain that love If you like the V.C A [...]


    18. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it is a tale of darkness, very reminiscent of Flowers in the Attic This has been on my TBR Short List for ages I m glad I decided to boost it up to the top The second in the trilogy has been purchased and sitting on my Kindle, vying for a place in the next pick Looking forward to reading it.


    19. I cannot believe I wasted my time and finished this book I am so mad at the ending I absolutely refuse to waste my time on the second book to even try to see if the author resolves some major issues not resolved in the first book.



    20. Strange storyI was casting about in my Kindle for an interesting story, and this one caught my eye Lillian Arrington tells her story of life on Jasper Island as the daughter of the lighthouse keeper Lighthouses have always fascinated me, and Lillian s story of her childhood was no different.Her father, Garrett was in the Confederate Navy before becoming the lighthouse keeper and he and his wife, Amelia, have enough secrets to fill a lighthouse after they transfer to a new lighthouse off the coas [...]


    21. Talk about dark and twisted, this book has nearly everything imaginable.It all starts out so sunny and beautiful with Lillian and her family moving to a new lighthouse station where there is another family and she will finally have friends after spending her first nine years isolated on a remote lighthouse island.At the new place she goes through the innocent stages of growing up and builds a relationship with the other family on the new island and experiences her first puppy love Meanwhile her [...]


    22. Lillian s mother has her good days but those are becoming rare She suffers from mental illness while Lillian and her father cope as best they can Whether mother is struggling to forget something, that is the cause of her troubles, it s difficult to say Lillian has found friends in brothers Heath and Ayden but is hoping for something in Heath and is quite the drama queen when he doesn t respond in kind It seems a stretch though that at 9 years of age, she could be wanting than a friendship wit [...]


    23. I downloaded this book free for my kindle so I can t complain about it having cost too much If you read nothing further in my review than this paragraph though, this book had promise but some very strange elements including a twisted and unfulfilling end make me wish I hadn t wasted my time Warning The remainder of this review may contain some references to events in the book My first clue that this book might end up having some major problems was the first ghost there was than one by the end , [...]


    24. As a fan of Virginia Andrews I discovered this story about a girl called Lillian Arrington The themes and style throughout took me back to when I used to read Andrews all the time and I enjoyed getting back into it For me some of the plot was a little predictable but I think that this is due to the fact that I am an Andrews fan If you have never read an Andrews novel then the plot will be surprising for you Having said that, there were some differences that I particulary enjoyed such as the gh [...]


    25. Lillian Arrington s father is a lighthouse keeper and until the age of nine she lived in an isolated world devoid of friends Born in 1862 to Ameilia and Garrett she was the epitome of daddy s little girl Her mother was not always well, but she and her father were inseparable When her father is transfered to Jasper Island she abounds with joy when she learns there will be an assistant keeper on the island who has two sons With hope and anticipation she meets Heath and Ayden, and the trio become i [...]


    26. THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAN SOME SPOILERSThe story was rapidly paced and gave enough foreshadowing to keep you turning the pages, although 80% of the twist at the end wasn t such a surprise any because of all of the foreshadowing I found this book to be an interesting read but in the end I can say that there were many things I didn t like about the book, enough to keep me from recommending it to friends.In the beginning of the book, the main character, 9 year old Lillian, is pining for a 14 year old [...]


    27. From the moment I began reading The Girl in the Lighthouse I found myself to be pulled into Lillian s Sweet world only to be completely dragged into her second dark disturbing life I have to say there are definitely two sides to this book I ve read some reviews where this is a major downfall to their liking the book, but I have to disagree and say this alone makes the book Here are my reasons Warning SPOILERS SPOILERS In the first half of the book we learn about Lillian s life up until she is vi [...]


    28. Check out reviews at bookstotheskyThe beginning of this book was decent It was set up nicely and gave a nice background story on Lillian and the family I enjoyed reading about her adventures with Heath and Ayden while on that tiny island.I did not envy her for having to live so far away from society As holidays came and went I just felt sorry for her She had no idea what any of the holidays were and it was clear she was intensely sheltered She had no clue about her parents pasts nor any ideas a [...]


    29. Book 1 of the series in which Lillian is growing up with her parents on a remote lighthouse station When they are transferred to a new station, for the first time, Lillian has friends her own age group Life is idyllic even though very sheltered but of course, she knows no other Very soon though, her life starts to change as her mother is taken ill When she gets the news that her mother died, she has no idea that her idyllic life the only life she knows will never be the same again.What I liked T [...]


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