Given that Sharon Gosling’s The House Beneath the Cliffs (reviewed here) was one of my books of the year in 2021, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to review Sharon’s latest book, The Lighthouse Bookshop for the My Weekly website.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 18th August 2022, The Lighthouse Bookshop is available for purchase through the links here.
The Lighthouse Bookshop
At the heart of a tiny community in a remote village just inland from the Aberdeenshire coast stands an unexpected lighthouse. Built two centuries ago by an eccentric landowner, it has become home to the only bookshop for miles around.
Rachel is an incomer to the village. She arrived five years ago and found a place she could call home. So when the owner of the Lighthouse Bookshop dies suddenly, she steps in to take care of the place, trying to help it survive the next stage of its life.
But when she discovers a secret in the lighthouse, long kept hidden, she realises there is more to the history of the place than she could ever imagine. Can she uncover the truth about the lighthouse’s first owner? And can she protect the secret history of the place?
My Review of The Lighthouse Bookshop
My full review of The Lighthouse Bookshop can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, what I can say here is that The Lighthouse Bookshop is just wonderful and I adored it. It’s gone straight on my list of books of the year.
About Sharon Gosling
Sharon Gosling lives with her husband in a very remote village in northern Cumbia, where they moved to run a second-hand bookshop, Withnail Books in Penrith. She began her career in entertainment journalism, writing for magazines in the science fiction and fantasy genre, before moving on to write tie-in books for TV shows such as Stargate and the ‘re-imagined’ Battlestar Galactica. She has also written, produced and directed audio dramas based in the same genre.
When she’s not writing, she creates beautiful linocut artwork and is the author of multiple children’s books. The House Beneath the Cliffs is her first adult novel.