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.
The Light Before Day is the third book in the Nantucket Legacy, and what an enthralling read. In this third story we have the twins, Hetty and Henry all grown up and left with their grandmother’s inheritance. As they were not treated well by her in life, neither one wanted the inheritance especially with the stringent strings attached. Their grandmother seemed to want to have the last say even in death.
This just might be my favorite of the three stories. Taking place over a period of six years and divided into two parts, Hetty and Henry have finally grown up and are starting to find their place in life, especially on the island. Now if only both of their love lives would work out. I was on pins and needles to see just how this story was going to end. Author Fisher kept me guessing till the very end about what was really going on behind some of the scenes and she kept readers in the dark about whom Hetty was eventually going to end up. It was so hard not to sneak a peek at the end, but I was a good girl and did not and I enjoyed the story all the more for it.
I really enjoyed this series and reading about the Quakers on Nantucket Island and their unusual ways. I enjoyed the true and false section the author included in the back of this story about what was true in her story and what wasn’t. I never realized Nantucket could be so interesting.
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.