When her father, a Maine lighthouse keeper, is transferred to a station on a barren island far offshore, Sarah is quick to note how much her mother misses the flowers she used to grow in her garden on the mainland. Determined to reverse her mother’s melancholy, the girl hatches a plot to put soil in the cracks and crevices of the ledge and to plant seeds there. Lo and behold, they bloom, delighting not only Sarah’s family but also the local fishermen.
The book is based on a true story about the light at Mount Desert Rock around the turn of the nineteenth century.
"This gentle story of love and adaptation off the coast of Maine is a family snapshot of finding contentment in harsh suroundings.... The artist successfully uses contrast between water and ledge, hard and soft, bleakness and beauty to add dimension to the story." --School Library Journal
"Showing her strong will and eagerness to improve her family’s quality of life, Love’s heroine implements an ingenious plan in clear, decisive steps.... The story’s resolution is both uplifting and genuinely hope-filled, and speaks to the unrelenting will and survival of a human spirit under less than desirable conditions or cirumstances.... This book would fare well with curriculum studies of admirable character strengths and values as well as history and Americana." --Foreword magazine
"It’s a charming tale of family, love, and perseverance." --York County Coast Star
"The illustrations are world class." --The Bangor Daily News
" heart-warming tale." --Maine in Print.Buy Lighthouse Seeds Now