A compelling contemporary novel filled with hope, renewal and a touch of magic – after ten years of writing, this debut novel from New Zealander Christopher Parker will enchant readers everywhere.
Amy Tucker is struggling to put her life back together following the death of her mother. The loss has left the eighteen-year-old heartbroken, and she doesn’t know if her world will ever be whole again.
Meanwhile, in Seabrook, a small town famous for its haunted lighthouse, Ryan Porter lives a simple but busy life, maintaining the ranch which he shares with his father.
Separated by hundreds of miles, yet drawn to each other by forces they can’t understand, Amy and Ryan spend a magical day together and quickly forge a deep connection, finding solace and strength in one another and by the end of the night… love. But all is not what it seems in Seabrook and when strange events begin happening around town, they question if their meeting really was an accident at all.
Trusting in themselves and in each other, they attempt to unravel the mystery of why fate has brought them together. In doing so, they embark on an unforgettable journey of self- discovery, a journey that leads straight to the heart of Seabrook’s mysterious lighthouse where they uncover the most shocking secret of all… a secret that will change the course of their lives forever.
‘Bloody amazing!’ —TINA SHAW, author of The Children’s Pond
About the author:
After spending nearly 10 years writing, editing and dreaming, Christopher Parker is making his authorial debut with a page-turning book flowing with love, suspense, mystery and whimsy. Originating from a short story he created as a child, the result of Christopher’s decade-long mission to produce a book has come to fruition with the publication of The Lighthouse.
Motivated by the birth of his daughter, Christopher has crafted a mysterious novel of loss, sorrow, and the redemptive magic of love; it’s an adventure deep into the heart of Amy, a young girl grieving the death of her mother, and the courageous journey she takes to overcome her sadness and find a place in this brave new world.
Christopher lives in Takapuna, Auckland, with his daughter. Having loved writing stories growing up, it was a walk along Takapuna beach and the chance glimpse at a distant lighthouse that made him want to try his hand at producing a novel. More information at www.christopherparker.com
A note from the author:
‘I think, like everyone, I am intrigued by the concept of death and the eternal question of what ultimately becomes of us. The book does deal with grief and loss, but more than that, I believe The Lighthouse is a story about love – not just the love that exists between two people who are fatefully thrown into each other’s lives but also the kind of love that exists between a grieving husband and his wife, as well as that unconditional, unshakeable bond of love that exists between parent and child. I believe love is more than a fleeting emotion or just a chemical reaction in the brain. To me, it’s a tangible part of the human spirit that endures long after we’ve gone. The Lighthouse is an exploration of those ideas.’