Kathleen Ernst: The Light Keeper's Legacy

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Se and er 6th sense opens up and the stories of the past begin to speak to Desire Sensibility her in various waysThere was a lot of information on the fishing industry past and present and all the debates and controversies surrounding it I found those parts tedious and rather boring but they were necessary to understand the story Museum curator Chloe Ellefson leaps at the opportunity to be a consultant for theistorical lighthouse restoration project on Rock Island She needs a little time to erself and the tranuility of the Door County state park seems perfect She will be able to sort through er personal and professionals problems while she attacks the assignment given to The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green her by RISC the Rock Island Support CircleThe idyllic place loses its luster though when a dead woman washes ashore below the lighthouse Now A fascinating read that will keep you turning the pages while trying to figure out an old and a new murder The year is 1982 and Chloe Ellefson is a collections curator at Old World Wisconsin She is currently on loan to another state agency filling in as a guest curator at the lighthouse on Rock Island State Park in Door County Wisconsin She will be camping in the lighthouse with no electricity running water or any other modern facilitiesNow we jump back in time to 1869 and meet Ragna Anderson ander The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice husband Anders They are Danish immigrants on making a newome and life on Rock Island He and Ragna s two brothers are fisherman and she is a fishing net maker Trouble arises with another immigrant this one Irish When Ragna stops Dugan from Practicing History hitting a child and accidentally pushesim into the lake water e becomes er sworn enemySettled in Some Thing Black her temporary uarters Chloe starts to study theistory of the lighthouse But as the days progress she realizes that someone is watching McClellans Other Story her every move Then she stumbles across a dead body Is this murder and the disappearance of Dugan in the 1800 s tied togetherI really enjoyed reading this third book in a series of eight I am going back to read the first two and the rest of the series Iighly recommend this series for anyone who enjoys cozies that blend past timelines together The writing flows smoothly the characters are very uniue and believable and the Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? historical background adds even to the twisted murder plots I selected this book while touring a lighthouse in Door County While the background presented in the book is interesting the storyline is complicated Not the easiest read to follow Chloe Ellefson is a special collections professional who is spending a week at theistoric Pottawatomie lighthouse on Rock Island to research furnishings for the RISC. Th cozy is just the ticket for lighthouse fans and genealogy buffs Deftly flipping back and forth in time in alternating chapters the author builds up two mystery cases and cleverly weaves them back together Library JournalWhile the mystery elements of this books are very good what really elevates it are the Leonardo da Vinci historical tidbits of the real life Pottawatomie Lighthouse and the surrounding fishing village Mystery SceneKathleen Ernst wrapsistory with mystery in a fresh and compelling read Jane Kirkpatrick New York Times bestselling author.

Ds a young woman s body washed up on the beach everything starts to change At first thinking that the girl s death is an accidental drowning Chloe keeps digging into the lighthouse s Enkätboken history finding two tough independent women that fireer imagination Then another body is found Has local tension over tighter fishing regulations reached flash point If Chloe s not careful she could find Introduction to the Spiritist Philosophy herself trapped on the island with a killerI ve been interested in theistory of the Great Lakes ever since I Play Me, Im Yours heard Gordon Lightfoot sing The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald back in 1976 I ve loved lighthouses even longer than that so when I learned that the action of this book would take place at a Great Lakes lighthouse I knew Iad to read it I m glad I didKathleen Ernst does an excellent job of blending the Health at Every Size history of the area of the lighthouse and its keepers and of ever changing fishing regluations thatave fueled controversy for well over a century Her setting of a lighthouse on a small remote island adds just the right touch of atmosphereShe alternates the story of Chloe in 1982 with the stories of a female assistant light keeper and a Scandinavian woman who first came to Rock Island in the 1860s and each story each time frame is eually intriguing In fact I was so interested in the lives of the two earlier women that even though I enjoyed seeing a collections curator at work and I wanted to figure out who was committing the murders I forgot to pay close enough attention to the modern storyline and missed several important cluesIf you re in the mood for atmosphere The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy history remote islands lighthouses and a strong independent woman experiencing it all get a copy of The Light Keeper s Legacy Yes it s the third book in the series but you won t be confused and you may even do what I did start looking for the other books in the series This is the third book in the Chloe Ellefson mystery series and so far I liked this one the bestI loved learning about Rock Island It makes me want to visit there somedayI also lovedow just about every other chapter was the story of two women on the island during the 1870 s 1910 Emily Betts and Ragna Anderson s stories are very important connections to the present storiesOf course Chloe can t go anywhere without finding a dead body or twoI liked Chloe s character best in this book The reader really gets of Polvere alla polvere her thought and less of the way she speaks and reacts to things I liked thatChloe is supposed to be spending the week evaluating the lighthouse on the island and making recommendations for theistorical reproduction of the lighthouse She gets to live in the lighthou. Ut will the link between the past and present turn out to be a beacon of ope or a portent of doomPraise Winner of the Lovey Award for Best TraditionalAmateur Sleuth MysteryChloe's third combines a good mystery with some interesting istorical information on a niche subject Kirkus ReviewsFramed by the An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery history of lighthouses and their keepers and the story of fishery disputes through time the multiple plots move easily across the intertwined past and present BooklistAaunted island makes for fun escape reading Ernst's third amateur sleu.

I Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy have found another excellent mystery writer in Kathleen Ernst It took me a few chapters to getooked on this story but once I did it was ძვირფასი სიცოცხლე hard to put it down Chloe is a museum curator with a knack for finding death bodies My initial draw to this book was the Lighthouse theme This one on Lake Michigan and is located in a park that is only accessible by boat The story bounces from present day to the 1800 s view point of people who lived on the island Thiselped to understand what Chloe was finding in I, Claudius her research as well as sendinger looking for information There are many characters who could all be the murderer and keep you wondering who did it I ighly recommend checking out this book Since this is the third book in the series I know I will be looking for of Ms Ernst books I d love to give this 6 stars I loved this book and am enjoying the series I could not put this book down The plot was amazing I loved flipping back and forth between what appened in the past vs what was going on in real time The series is set in the 1980s and there are no cell phones or computers to Chicken Soup for the Soul help the sleuth and I find that so refreshing For those who likeistorical fiction with their cozy this series is Misbehaving highly recommended Chloe Ellefson is a museum curator that travels to Rock Island State Park to consult on a lighthouse restoration project This story takes us through both the present and the past What a great cozy mystery I did not realize that this book was part of series This is the third book in the Chloe Ellefson Mystery series Can definitely b This is the third book in the series I enjoyed this installment a lot than the last one Found both the modern and theistoric mystery really good First Line This trip of yours is a very bad idea Roelke said soberlyIt s 1982 and against Blooming Red her boyfriend Roelke McKenna s better judgment Chloe Ellefson loadser Pinto including the copy of A Is for Alibi that Roelke gave Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, her andeads for Rock Island State Park off the coast of Wisconsin in Lake Michigan Her expertise as a collections curator is needed by the folks who want to bring Pottawatomie Lighthouse back to life for all its visitorsIt s good that she s needed elsewhere because Chloe is stressed out both at work with a boss who drives Forensic Science her crazy and atome with a boyfriend who wants a commitment that she s not sure she s ready to giveWhen the ferry lands at Rock Island and Chloe makes the trek to the lighthouse she finds it in the midst of being restored ladders and paint buckets lying around no water and no electricity She doesn t mind at all and dives into the The Penguin History of Early India history of the place But when she fin. Past and Present Collide Beyond Death's DoorSolitude at last Museum curator Chloe Ellefson leaps at the opportunity to be a consultant for theistoric lighthouse restoration project on Rock Island a state park in Wisconsin's scenic Door County Hoping to leave Exploring with Frémont her personal and professional problems atome Chloe's tranuility is suddenly spoiled when a dead woman washes ashore Determined to find answers behind the mystery Chloe dives into research about the island's istory and discovers the amazing resilient women who once lived there

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I grew up in Maryland in a house full of books Both of my parents were avid readers thank goodness Before we traveled to a new area my librarian mom used to bring home historical novels set in that place It was a great way to get excited about historyI began writing stories when I was maybe 10 or 11 At 15 I wrote my first novel; I sold my first novel to a publisher 20 years later Writing