|name||The Lightkeeper’s Ball|
|isbn||ISBN 10: 159554268X|
Olivia Stewart’s family is one of the Four Hundred—the upper tier of wealthy New York society at the turn of the century. Her life is one of balls and events, flower arranging and fashion, until her sister’s mysterious death in California tangles Olivia and her family in a web of confusion, intrigue and suspense.
Her father, Mr. Stewart, had also recently died when one of his diamond mines in Africa collapsed. His business partner, Claude Bennett, had arranged for Eleanor to marry his son, Harrison, as a way of joining the two families financially as well. He tells the family Eleanor has drowned, but Olivia has her suspicions. She decides to travel to Mercy Falls, CA incognito in order to investigate her sister’s mysterious death.
Before Olivia even arrives in Mercy Falls, someone tries to kill her. The attempts on her life continue, and her sister’s fiancé, Harrison, saves her life more than once. Olivia’s suspicions of him slowly melt into admiration. Rather than a suspect, he becomes her greatest ally in unraveling the mystery of what really happened to her sister—and her father.
Olivia, gifted with a keen mind and a sense of adventure, chafes under the rules and expectations of society, but wonders if she is daring enough to be herself, rather than what everyone else wants her to be.
- Colleen Coble's website