After three years on a whaling voyage, Henry Macy returns to Nantucket to news that his grandmother has passed, bequeathing her vast fortune to him and his sister, Hitty. And it was truly vast. But Lillian Coffin was no fool. The inheritance comes with a steep cost, including when they should marry and whom–a Quaker in good standing, of course. But if they relinquish the inheritance, it all goes to Tristram Macy, their father’s thieving business partner.
As Hitty and Henry seek a way to satisfy the will’s conditions, they’ll be faced with obstacles on every side–and it may be that Lillian Coffin will have the last word after all.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher surprises and delights with this story of hope and renewal, love and redemption, arriving just when most needed.
A copy of this book was received for review via Fleming H. Revell Company. In no way has this influenced the review. The opinions expressed in this review are of the reviewer only.
The Light of Day is the third book in the Nantucket Legacy series. It stands alone but reading the previous books enhances the stories that weave through the pages and years. This book follows Hitty and Henry into adult hood while they decide how they handle their new inheritance, which comes with stipulations. Nantucket is changing through the generations and they will need to make decisions about their futures. But it’s not a simple choice, as they must both accept the rules of the inheritance or it goes to the next in line, their deceitful Uncle Tristram. Without giving away any pieces of the story, I must say my favorite chapters always have the “hidden treasure” by the oak tree weaved into them. Seeing how Hitty and Henry work through their inheritance situation is inspiring and a good reminder of what is important. This book would be a great winter read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction.