(The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife) [Pdf] ☆ Connie Scovill Small
Simply story I njoyed this It s not particularly thrilling or anything It s just like reading Connie s journal or memoirs which I guess is xactly what it is I found the details about living on and keeping a lighthouse very interesting I love to see her relationship with her husband They really were best friends I read this book while spending time in Maine It is the story of the lighthouse keeper s wife It is interesting to learn about the lifestyle and the hard work that lighthouse keepers did They took tremendous pride in their work and in their lighthouse This story is informative yet rambling The author would have benefitted from
Having A Good Editora good ditor then she s not a writer she s a lighthouse keeper s wife and she has told Story That Very Few People Can that very few people can I would recommend this book for anyone interested in the history of Maine or lighthouses It wasn t the most polished prose but it had an immediately uality to it along with an innocence The author comes across as a uiet gentle person with an inner strength The lighthouse Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem experiences were fascinating to me Her devotion as a wife might turn some people off but I thought it was honorable She took her role as wife as seriously as any career woman would take their career path In that capacity she willingly made some sacrifices that perhaps did not actually turn out to be much of a sacrifice I picked this book up because our book club has an annual outing at a lighthouse now turned into a Bed and Breakfast I plan to donate the book to the B B Perhaps some visitors willnjoy it as I did Someone once told me that the reason we read autobiographies is their relevance to our. Connie Scovill Small writes about her twenty ight years of lighthouse living and service along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts with her husband Elson Now in her late nineties Connie continues to be an inspi. .
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Cially just been in Bar Harbor #And Taken Light House Boat Tour I #taken light house boat tour I this book so much I kept tearing up while reading it One of the main reasons aside from the absolutely beautiful relationship between Connie Small and her husband was the fact that I lived right in this area and have met many of her family still in that area The Lubec Channel light affectionately r ferred to as te spark plug was at the nd of our road and the first thing we saw when turning onto our road The spot is breathtaking so picturing her and her husband climbing the ladder onto this light was The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, extra vivid for me As I mentioned the relationship between Connie and Elson Small was the kind that mowt people dream of having what the romance novels arerally about but never find in reality Connie sacrificed her personal interests in favor of being a constant support to Elson in his job as a lighthouse keeper and in today s world a woman outting her own interests aside for her husband is not considered cool or desirable mostly so the relationship may seem very old fashioned to many But beautiful Moving A lesson in inner strength and care and what it takes to be real soulmatesThe other amazing aspect of this book is the insight into such a life Many of us have a romantic idea about lighthouse keeping but it is a challenging and at times harsh way of life The beauty and ruggedness of the Maine coast comes alive in Pursuit of Justice er account Connie Small dwcribewverything down to the smallest domestic detail of what it was like the challenges the losses and the fullness At the Dangerous to Touch end of her life Connie Small felt she had the best life possible full and beautiful Truly uplifting. Istorian Andrea Hawkes whoxamines Connie Small's life story as an important source for understanding New England history and the study of women and places it within a tradition of American women's autobiograp. ,
Lives Not that I can compare with this woman s Connie Scovill Small s memoir dealt with the nearly three decades she spent working on different lighthouses in Maine with her husband I ve
several of the lighthouses mentioned and I always tried to imagine what an isolated hard life the keepers their families lived before the automation of lighthouses occurred Connie is very forthcoming and honest about her life her initial hesitation to take on the isolated lifestyle and the many mini housekeeping disasters she ncountered I was particularly moved by her close relationship with her husband They clearly dearly loved #one another and depended greatly on one another #another and depended greatly on one another to their choice of occupation and because they never had children I also was moved by the great work thic both Connie and her husband possessed Even after retiring and her husband s death Connie went on to work at a college and stayed very active writing this memoir and traveling giving talks and lectures on lighthouse keeping Connie s life was both simple but rigorous she makes light of her hardships including ferocious storms that threatened her life if the Coast Guard can t reach your island for several days you know it must be bad intense isolation on her island homes and the loss of family friends and pets but the reader can sense her deep Rodeo Daughter emotion beyond her words This book made me sort of sad to know that lighthouses no longer have keepers and good honest people like Connie Small Wonderful insights into the daily lives of keepers on the Maine coast An interesting perspective too on women s roles in the 1920s through 1960 Easy read Rather interestingspe. Ration to all who meet her This new My Guilty Pleasure (Harlequin Blaze edition of The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife presents Connie's text with many additional photographs from the author's collection The book also includes an interpretivessay byvisited several of the lighthouses mentioned and I always tried to imagine what an isolated hard life the keepers