The Lighthouse Keeper by James Michael Pratt

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As a child, Peter O'Banyon's life changed irrevocably when his family was killed in a car accident. He was sent to live with his Uncle Billie, the keeper of the Port Hope Lighthouse in Massachusetts. From Billie, he learns the secret of keeping love alive -- even when tragedy strikes -- and he discovers how Billie himself was put to the test as a young man. World War II takes Peter away from the lighthouse and his beloved wife Anna, but he isn't prepared for the ravages of war and the brutality, that can kill a man's soul. Peter is tested even further when he returns home and faces a tragedy that almost destroys him. Can he learn the lesson of the lighthouse keeper...and at the end of his life, can he pass it on to his own daughter?

About James Michael Pratt

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James Michael Pratt is a speaker with the Stephen Covey Institute, and the author of The Lighthouse Keeper, available from Brilliance Audio. He lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and children.
Published January 1, 2000 by St. Martin's Press/Doubleday. 370 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance, War, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The younger man keeps up Billie’s logbook and now tells Kathleen that it contains a legacy, 'the secret to ageless contentment and ageless love.' Peter tells his own story, how he married Anna before setting off to fight, survived the war though losing his best buddies, and came back to the light...

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Although the perspective should have been limited because of the narrative device employed, we get a dizzying array of viewpoints, including those of Peter, Billie, Anna (Peter's wife), sundry WWII soldiers, and Laddie, Uncle Billie's dog.

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