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The Sea Keeper's Daughter by Lisa Wingate

When struggling restauranteur Whitney Monroe gets a phone call summoning her to the North Carolina Outerbanks she returns to the summer home of her youth. Her family history and legacy is waiting for her to uncover and decipher the truth. 

The fact of it is, Whitney has lost both herself and her way and must find out how to get them back. Will the unshared past of her great aunt and her stepfather help her to find them? Will she ever find a friendship with the cranky surf shop owner? Will she allow progress to threaten the historic building of which she is the custodian?

The Sea Keeper's Daughter was a wonderful read. The story is fascinating and the book only gets better the longer you read it. By the end, I wanted to move to the North Carolina coast and find my way into the community there. 

There is a historical aspect to this story that centers on a group of people known as the Melungeons. I had not heard of this group of people and found their story fascinating. I am always glad when any historical fiction piece is true to the history. While there were implications in the story, nothing was overtly stated that could be considered made-up-history.

This is a Christian Fiction book, but it was not preachy. In fact other than a few places where religion was discussed there was not much of a religious theme.

I definitely recommend this book. While it would be great beach reading, it is also a great curl-up-somewhere-cozy book.

A copy of this was provided to me from the publisher (through NetGalley) in exchange for a review of the book. I really enjoyed this book and I think that most people would too.

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