~ I was given a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review, I’m not associated with the author or publisher in any way and the views expressed are completely unbiased and entirely my own. ~
My rating: 3*
‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter’ by Hazel Gaynor is a well-written historical fiction told via dual timelines.
It was a fast, easy read since the interwoven tales of these womens lives were compelling. While overall an enjoyable read, I’ve settled on a three star rating because for me this novel suffered regarding focus in terms of it’s characters. As well as Grace and Matilda, who’s timelines we follow, other characters from within each timeline are also given a POV which to me wasn’t really necessary. They are essentially secondary characters and the result was that the story was spread a little thin at times and was therefore less impactful than it should have been given how solid the actual writing is and how interesting the lives of the characters are.
~ Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this title ~