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Stories for His Glory

Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes July 20, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 7:36 pm
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In an aged brick cottage in London, the magic of the past comes alive each night for the family of a humble watchmaker. In her father’s fireside stories, Lucy Claremont’s fascination with the high seas begins, leading her to devote her life’s work to discovering the whereabouts of a legendary lost ship. But when tragedy strikes, it’s childhood friend Dashel and his knowledge of the stars that may help her solve the puzzle.

Two hundred years earlier, three young lives are altered forever when a shepherd rescues the privileged son of a powerful admiral. As the children grow, war leads to unthinkable heartbreak, deep love, and a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption that fades into obscurity as centuries pass.

As Lucy and Dash explore mysterious ruins on the East Sussex coast, their search leads them to a community of souls and a long-hidden tale that may hold the answers–and the healing–they so desperately seek.

My thoughts: 

This is the first book I have read by Amanda, but I have heard wonderful things about her writing so I wanted to give it a read.

It took me quit a bit before I became fully invested in this book. But once I got hooked I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen and the mystery that Lucy and Dash would uncover.

Amanda definitely has a unique writing style. She paints beautiful pictures with her words and weaves together a unique story.

In all honesty, I’m not sure if I would read another book by her even though I did end up enjoying this one. I might, just to give it another try and to be fair and now knowing what to expect I might enjoy it even more.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.