Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble

Freedom's Light

Hannah Thomas left the South and all that was familiar to marry her beloved John. But the fact that she’s never been quite accepted by his mother and sister and that she doesn’t quite fit the strict Massachusetts Puritan community only becomes more difficult when John is killed in one of the first battles in the war for freedom. Hannah is allowed to continue to serve as lightkeeper for the twin tower lighthouses on the lonely coastline, but i...

Details Freedom's Light

TitleFreedom's Light
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreChristian Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Reviews Freedom's Light

  • Andrea Cox
    FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. A positive review was NOT required. These are my honest opinions.The beginning of this book swept me into the Revolutionary War time period. Unfortunately, the book lost my interest once the lead male began using profanity. He wasn’t the only one to do so, either. And the expletives! They came almost regularly in the second half of the book.This homosexual comment was ...
  • Karen
    A stirring tale with plenty of drama and romance! Set during the turbulent time of the American Revolution on the Massachusetts coast, with a colorful cast of characters, it had the feel of a classic novel. A brave, loyal young woman takes on the duties of lighthouse keeper as her husband goes off to war.“... I would love to sail to exotic ports, to see how others live.” She sighed. “Instead God has put me here on this rocky coast for some ...
  • Darci Swanson
    Not a genre I would normally pick up and yet I found myself not being able to put it down. Loved it!
  • Pam
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.Not my favorite Coble novel. I love all things Revolutionary War, but this one just offered up two people who were so selfish and hateful it totally overshadowed the hero and heroine. The romance between Birch and Hannah seems unrealistic, when we are supposed to believe that Hannah is so patriotic. We are jus...
  • Sarita
    Colleen Coble is one of my favourite authors. I love her suspense. This was my first historical novel by her, and though different to her suspense novels, I enjoyed it.Now, this book will not be for some readers, due to the more adult content, but for me there was so much lessons to be learned through these characters. Consequences of not trusting God and taking matters into your own hands, making wrong choices because you desire love from a man ...
  • Jill
    2 starsI have recently become a fan of historical fiction and I adore Colleen Coble's books, so I was eagerly looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, Freedom’s Light was a great disappointment to me. I am not entirely sure why either. The historical accuracy was completely on point, so that was not the issue. I just feel like this book just missed the characteristic feel of a Colleen Coble book, I so look forward to and love.I really strug...
  • Gloria
    Freedom's Light is a rich historical story of the Revolutionary War and how it affected families, friends and neighbors - how some chose to side with Britain instead of fighting for freedom of the new country. Hannah Smith became keeper of the lighthouse on the rocky Massachusetts coast when her husband left to fight with the Continental Army against the loyalists, who are fighting for Britain. Her troubles are many, mostly not of her own doing b...
  • •Melanie Elizabeth• {To tea, or not to tea? ☕️}
    Bestselling author Colleen Coble has released yet another thrilling historical fiction tale set during the War for Independence. Weaved through the narrative of a light keeper, an American spy, a young, naive woman in love, and a dastardly British captain, this new tale spins many point of views throughout the birth of the great new nation, America. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expres...
  • Melissa
    Freedom's light is a historical Christian fiction romance set in the Revolutionary War time frame. Hannah Thomas is a young girl who has married a lightkeeper, John Thomas. John is called to war and leaves Hannah to care for the light and their home. When John does not return, Hannah is left to care for the light and try to find God's path for her life. Many people come into Hannah's story that help direct her life and path. I have not read a Col...
  • Ethel (
    Freedom's LightWith the backdrop of the Revolutionary War we have a tale of romance, spies, illicit love and religion. Set in Massachusetts Hannah becomes a widow and is now the lighthouse keeper on a lonely piece of land. Her sister Lydia has come to stay with her, to keep the loneliness at bay, but Lydia has other ideas. With her love for a British soldier, Galen, who himself is interested in Hannah, she manages to throw herself at him and gets...
  • JoAnn
    Ms. Coble is one of my favorite authors and she did not disappoint with Freedom’s Light. This book has a great plot, characters and setting. I highly recommend this book. My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my ARC. This is my unbiased review.
  • Hannah
    I wanted to give this book somewhere in between 3 and 4 stars, but I went with 4 for the sake of simplicity. "Freedom's Light," by Colleen Coble, revolves around the lives of a light keeper and a spy fighting on the American side of the Revolutionary War. What I loved: I enjoyed the second half of the book much more than the first half, as I felt that the pace of the book picked up and the characters became more fleshed out. The setting of the li...
  • Kay Defreese
    Freedom's Light is different from the romantic suspense that most people are used to reading from Colleen Coble. This book is a historical romance that takes place during the time of the American Revolution. No mystery as to who the villain is in this novel. You know from the very start who this person is. There is a tiny bit of suspense at the end. I predicted how it would end and I was right. You will not regret reading this book if you enjoy h...
  • Kelly Tyree
    Freedom's Light was definitely a drama with lots of ups and downs and characters that were good and some that were seedy. Hannah Thomas is a young widow. She lives in a lighthouse and now that her husband has died fighting the British, she holds herself to the promise she made to him, to take care of and run the lighthouse. Hannah finds herself feeling lonely so she asks her younger sister, Lydia, to come and stay with her. The only contention be...
  • Sandra
    I have read several of Colleen's books. I like her style of writing. She writes a suspense story with just enough of a love story, to keep it on the lighter side for me. Colleen has written other stories about a lighthouse keeper that I have enjoyed, so I was very excited to read this one. It is a little different, in that it is a historical fiction Christian romance about the Revolutionary War. The story-line was interesting and her historical p...
  • Dorothy
    I enjoy Colleen Coble's books: she likes to put her heroines in harm's way and throws in romance and faith in God as important parts of the story. This novel is no different in those elements, but the time period is. Here we are in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War. Hannah has lost her husband, shot as a spy, and must face trouble from all sides: managing a lighthouse on her own, managing her impetuous younger sister, trying to keep her ...
  • Tammy G.
    Historical romance is not my go to read but in this case because Colleen Coble wrote this story and because I am interested in the lighthouse I picked up this novel. And because I read that Mrs. Coble had this script on her desk for years because she thought it wasn't a good book. Hannah Thomas married John to escape Galen's evil clutches. Hannah feels that she will be safe tending to the lighthouse but then John dies in one of the first battles ...
  • Holly
    I loved this book! It looks like it will be a standalone, rather than part of a series. Until the end, I thought that maybe it'd be a first in a new series, but it becomes clear that it isn't. There are twists and turns, lots of spies and double agents, wartime changes to gender roles, and the strictest post-Puritanical church I've ever seen. Without giving too much away, one of the main characters is just naive and silly, and I couldn't connect ...
  • Diane
    I highly recommend this book for historical fiction and Christian readers because the author skillfully weaves a compelling story surrounding 18 year old Hannah, the lighthouse keeper of Gurnet Point, Massachusetts during the war for independence. Hannah is a sympathetic character who has great faith, fortitude and determination to do her part for the Continental army while facing constant criticism from her sister, her husband’s mother, the to...
  • Ellen White
    FREEDOM’ S LIGHT by Colleen Coble. Thomas NelsonKeeping the lights in the lighthouse for the sailors, and stay at home is what her husband wanted. He was older, and she was use to speaking her mind, and wanted to follow him. A year here, she hated the sound of crashing waves, was endless., the lonely coastline. Galen wants what John has, Hannah, John reply’s "God will protect her"and Galen stated that John was a spy.To her sister, Galen plied...
  • Carol
    Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble is a good read! It is full of espionage, danger and romance during the Revolutionary War. When Hannah's husband John dies fighting for his country Hannah is left in charge of the twin lighthouses. Her willful sister comes to stay. There is a shipwreck bringing a and injured, handsome sea captain whom is believed to be the enemy. There is danger, persecution and romance. Ms. Coble writes a great book. I received a ...
  • Alissa Wied
    At the back of this book, Colleen writes that this book has been on the "shelf" for 18 years! It certainly is a departure from her recent works, but I enjoyed the step back in time getting to know the life of a female lightkeeper during the revolutionary war. She was an excellent example of a strong lead character when times are tough and you just have to keep going. There were several twists and turns I didn't expect and enjoyed the suspense of ...