The Exile of Sara Stevenson

The Exile of Sara Stevenson

A Historical Novel

Book - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
In 1814, Sara Stevenson, the well-bred but high-spirited daughter of celebrated Scottish lighthouse designer Robert Stevenson, falls in love with a common sailor, Thomas Crichton. On the day of their clandestine elopement, Thomas mysteriously disappears, leaving Sara heartbroken, secretly pregnant, and at the mercy of her overbearing family. Refusing to relinquish her hopes that Thomas will someday return to her, Sara is banished to an eerie lighthouse on lonely and remote Cape Wrath. There she meets William Campbell, the reclusive yet dashing light-keeper who incites her ire—and interest. Soon Sara begins to accept her life on the cape and her growing attraction to William—until a mystifying package from an Oxford antiquarian arrives, giving intriguing clues to Thomas’s whereabouts. Through her correspondence with the antiquarian, Sara slowly uncovers the story of her beloved’s fate. But what she doesn’t immediately grasp is that these letters travel an even greater distance than she could have imagined—as the boundaries between time and space unravel to forge an incredible connection between a woman and a man many years apart.

Baker & Taylor
After, Thomas, the sailor Sara Stevenson loves, disappears and Sara is banished to an eerie lighthouse on Cape Wrath in early-19th-century Scotland, she begins to get used to life on the cape, as well as her attraction to dashing lighthouse keeper William Campbell, until a mysterious package arrives, giving clues to Thomas's whereabouts. A first novel. Original.

& Taylor

Sara, left pregnant after her lover, Thomas, is lost at sea, is forced by her family to live in a lighthouse on Cape Wrath, and finds herself attracted to the mysterious keeper, when a package arrives with clues to Thomas' whereabouts.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345520548
Branch Call Number: HAN
Characteristics: p. cm


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