In 1910, New York socialite Olivia Stewart resists an arranged, socially advantageous marriage, and the mysterious death of her sister Eleanor in Northern California is an unhappy but convenient excuse to go West to investigate. On the way, she is thrown off a Bay area ship and nearly drowned, so she has a number of reasons to hide her identity when she arrives in Mercy Falls, Calif. Her shipboard rescuer turns out to be her dead sister's fiancé Harrison Bennett, about whom she has suspicions. Harrison in turn has his reasons to distrust the Stewart family. In this atmosphere of deceit and suspicion, attraction between Olivia and Harrison grows.
The Lightkeeper’s Ball, was a beautiful story of a woman trying to find out what happened to her sister. This book seemed to me like suspense, murder mystery and a tiny bit of romance. The book entertained me from start to finish; there are tons of twists and turns. The book was full of beautiful detailed scenery, and she detailed it so perfectly, you could just imagine it that it is there. And I loved the two main characters Harrison Bennett and Olivia Stewart, they are two very different people. They fit so well together, they clash but you can’t see them apart. This is my first Colleen Coble book, I would love to get a hold of another book of the Mercy Falls series.