Minding the Light

Minding the Light

Six long years ago, Captain Reynolds Macy sailed away from his bride, looking forward to the day when he would return to Nantucket Island with a ship's hold full of whale oil. But when that momentous day finally arrives, Ren soon discovers that everything has changed in his absence. Everything. "Is nothing on this island as it appears to be?" he whispers in despair. Unlike Six long years ago, Captain Reynolds Macy sailed away from his bride, looking forward to the day when he would return ...

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Title:Minding the Light
Author:Suzanne Woods Fisher
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0800721632
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Minding the Light Reviews

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Jul 12, 2018
    I loved Daphne and her stabilizing influence on the young family who is going through a rough transition. They are all grieving from an unexpected loss, and the long-awaited return of Ren brings secrets to light that have great effects on the islanders. I absolutely loved the historica...
  • Amanda
    Oct 12, 2018
    I thought Phoebe's Light, the first of the Nantucket Legacy books, was superb, arguably Suzanne Woods Fisher's best book, but she's outdone herself with this one. Minding the Light is an unforgettable story with beautifully drawn characters, a poignant story, and insights into the litt...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Jul 04, 2018
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2z9TcdR The Nantucket Legacy series by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a gem in the fiction world, and Minding the Light is even more engrossing than the previous story. It has that flawless blend of vivid setting, rich characterization, emoti...
  • Laura
    Jul 12, 2018
    MINDING THE LIGHT is the second book in Ms. Fisher's Nantucket Legacy series. I did not request it because I wasn't a huge fan of the first book in this series (Phoebe's Light), but this book as more of Ms. Fisher's quirky writing style and I liked the characters ever so much more. In...
  • Laura
    Jul 16, 2018
    Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second book in the Nantucket Legacy series which once again gives us a look into Great Mary's journal - a look which helps guide her descendants once again. When Reynolds Macy returns to Nantucket after seven long years at sea, he dis...
  • Regina
    Jun 26, 2018
    A very moving and poignant story of the Nantucket Quakers. More review to come. ...
  • Sylvia
    Jul 08, 2018
    I loved this book!! great story!! I love this series!! can't wait for the next book in the series to release!! I love this author's books!! ...
  • Chautona Havig
    Jul 06, 2018
    What about Minding the Light Did I Love & Hate What did I love? So many things. Daphne stole my heart with her feisty spirit, her gentle ways, and the fierce love she had for everyone in her life. She taught me much about forgiveness while holding fast to what is right. I love...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Jul 03, 2018
    I was excited to get the opportunity to read the next installment in the Nantucket Legacy series, and sure was not disappointed. Love that this is a historical book, and although I may not agree how their living was made, it is what was accepted and what happened. As with the first ...
  • Kristin
    Aug 25, 2018
    Minding the Light is book#2 in the Nantucket Legacy series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Usually known for her Amish Fiction, this series explores early life for Quaker Settlers in the Nantucket area. Usually, I'm a huge fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher but so far this series just isn't my fa...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Jul 27, 2018
    I am so enjoying this Nantucket Legacy series by Fisher, especially due to the (fictional) journal entries from (not fictional) Mary Coffin Starbuck that are interspersed throughout each novel. Mary was an integral figure in Nantucket history, and I love seeing the island?s earliest ...
  • Deana Dick
    Jul 08, 2018
    There is nothing better than being transported back in time by an author's talented writing skills. I love how the author has included historical facts about Nantucket and placed it in the story with realism. I have never been to Nantucket, but after reading the book, I feel like I kno...
  • Debbie
    Jul 07, 2018
    Minding the Light" by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second book in the (Nantucket Legacy) series. I enjoyed this book. It was a book filled with all the emotions that readers like to experience, joy, love, sadness and surprises. There are even times that I wanted to jump into the boo...
  • Linda
    Jul 05, 2018
    I love curling up with a Suzanne Woods Fisher book for I know I will be immersed in a story that will delight as well as challenge and inspire me. Minding the Light is just such a novel, and I was swept away to nineteenth-century Nantucket Island and the fledgling Quaker whaling commun...
  • Amy
    Jul 09, 2018
    Minding the Light is the second installment from Suzanne Woods Fisher?s Nantucket Legacy series. I was so excited to have the opportunity to read this one for review. I loved Phoebe?s Light and could not wait to read this one. I loved the character of Daphne. She was likable and I ...
  • Virginia Winfield
    Jul 15, 2018
    This series just keeps getting bette with each book. I could not put this book down. Daphne and REN are wonderful characters. I love this series about the beginnings of the Quakers here on Nantucket. I love to read about the whaling ships also. I can?t wait for the next book. I loved...
  • Sarah
    Jul 14, 2018
    Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a compelling narrative with rich characters, a capturing setting and emotional complexity. The historical research and detail of Nantucket is exquisite and detail oriented. The reader can visualize the harbor, and smell the ocean. This book ...
  • Janice Sisemore
    Jul 08, 2018
    Minding the light It is very interesting to read a book of two time periods and both were still historical. I wondered as I was reading it if both time periods were written at the same time or separate and then combined together. This book must of taken a while to write. This is on...
  • Lynda Edwards
    Jul 14, 2018
    This is the second book in Suzanne Woods Fisher?s Nantucket Legacy series. The first book tied up many loose ends, but there was a thread that related to the journal that contains Great Mary?s story, and that one continues here, along with a new thread, largely unrelated to the fir...
  • Benjamin Liles
    Jul 18, 2018
    Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it yet again! With her latest book in the Nantucket Legacy Series she started, Minding the Light hits all the right notes just as Phoebe's Light did. I have to say that as little as I know about Quakers and the history of the whaling industry of that time....
  • Liz
    Jul 03, 2018
    I can measure how absorbing a book is by the number of miles I thoughtlessly pedal on my stationary bike while reading it - and I went quite a distance while "Minding the Light" with Suzanne. Her impeccable research made me feel I was right back in Nantucket. And though a good glossary...
  • Julia
    Jun 25, 2018
    Minding The Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher is an epic Christian historical novel with its dual timeline and its continuation of the story of Mary Coffin and her ancestors. Once again I was completely engrossed in this second book of the Nantucket Legacy series. Big hearts that see peop...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Jul 02, 2018
    I was excited to continue the voyage with Suzanne Woods Fisher in the second book of the Nantucket Legacy series, Minding the Light. Featuring a dual timeline we continue to read about Mary Coffin Starbuck's life in the 17th century ,that was written in a journal that was found, while ...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Jul 04, 2018
    Once again I was mesmerized by the journal entries from Mary, godmother of Nantucket. Some of the questions I had from book one were answered, and I found out so much more about Mary. Although I did enjoy the story line itself, reading these journal entries were really my favorite part...
  • Maddy
    Jul 30, 2018
    I was pleasantly surprised with this book. This isn?t my favorite genre, but I did enjoy it. I loved the theme the story with it being about ?Minding the Light? and how well the title ties in with it all. This is the second book in the series, and I?m definitely looking forwa...
  • Lori
    Jul 26, 2018
    really really enjoyed this book. I think this one is better than first one. Suzanne has a wonderful ability to draw u into her books from the beginning! I did burn some midnight oil so jto speak. Family and Faith are important in this book. I however abhor slavery. It's wrong wrong!! I...
  • Marilyn
    Jul 03, 2018
    Minding the Light is a fabulous, top notched historical romance fiction by bestselling author, Suzanne Woods Fisher. This is a powerful dual story with the history of Mary Coffin Starbuck, daughter of one of the first proprietors of Nantucket Island (17th century) and her great, great,...
  • MJSH
    Jul 07, 2018
    What an incredible second book in the Nantucket Legacy series! Minding the Light can definitely be read as a stand-alone, especially since this book features characters one generation removed in time from the first book. But if you haven?t read Phoebe?s Light, you must read it! ...
  • Melissa
    Jun 20, 2018
    Was approved of my copy from netgalley loved the settings to the story the cover and title the characters. I love Suzanne woods Fisher books because she tells them so good. she's a wonderful story teller! ...
  • Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
    Jul 17, 2018
    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK After six years as a captain of a whaling ship, Ren has left the sea behind and has returned home. Did he return to life as it was when he left six years ago? Not a chance. Ren was definitely not ready for other changes in the lives of his family, or the ch...