The Light Before Day by author Suzanne Woods Fisher is Book 3 in her Nantucket Legacy Series. Whether writing contemporary, Amish, or Quaker Christian fiction, author Fisher always delivers a great book. She does her research in-depth and I always learn something.
This is the story of Hitty and Henry, twins that have inherited their grandmother’s estate. She has placed some stipulations on the inheritance and those restrictions might prohibit them from receiving it.
I was immediately drawn into to this story and could not put the book down. The characters are believable and well rounded. I became invested in their lives. The villains were very bad guys. It was easy to dislike them. The author is talented and always sweeps me away to another time and place. I loved the formal way people spoke back them. Everything in the book has been written realistically like that.
Subjects tackled in this page turner include family, love, submission, respect, and trust in God. The Light Before Day is a 19th century historical Christian novel which includes so much. It has history, drama, mystery, romance, faith, good deeds, friendship and family bonds. One of my favorite things is for author’s to include group questions. This one has them. There are discussion questions, author’s notes, and a section on what is true/false included in the book. If you enjoy historical fiction or reading about Quakers, you will not want to miss reading The Light Before Day.
I highly recommend The Light Before Day. It receives a 5 out of 5 stars from me. I received a copy from the author and publisher but was under no obligation to leave a review. These are my own, honest thoughts.
About the Book:
Book: The Light Before Day
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: October 2, 2018
As Hitty and Henry seek a way to satisfy the will’s conditions, they’ll be faced with obstacles on every side—and it may be that Lillian Coffin will have the last word after all.
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About the Author:
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Phoebe’s Light and Minding the Light, as well as the Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She has also written several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. Fisher lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow her on Twitter @suzannewfisher and Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor.
The Mortgage Button
But let’s jump back to the mortgage button. Some legends say that the actual mortgage papers were ceremoniously burned and the ashes stashed inside the drilled hole before sealed with the button. However, as appealing a thought as that might be, it is most likely a myth. There’s never been any evidence of ashes or even hidden mortgages found in salvaged newel posts. Still, mortgage buttons are common among Nantucket homes, and the tradition has spread to other parts of the country. In southern states, for example, they’re called brag buttons. Whether myth or truth, today it’s more a matter of a charming nostalgic custom than a nod to your healthy (or…not so healthy) net worth.