About the Book
Book: Lainey of the Door Islands
Author: Judy Ducharme
Genre: Historical Fiction and Young Adult Fiction
Release date: July 24, 2020
Walk with Lainey into the world of Door County and its islands in the late 1800s, a time of shipwrecks, lighthouses, and strong individuals who never gave up. Lainey becomes one of those rugged individuals as she faces tragedy and hardship. Her aunt and uncle, the lighthouse keepers on tiny Pilot Island, demonstrate the toughness needed to survive, but Lainey takes it a step further with her spunk and grace and becomes a shining light to all those around her. With humor, faith, close friendships and the young man who interferes with her ability to function, Lainey of the Door Islands will capture your heart, and she’ll inspire you to know that no matter what happens, God has a plan to prosper and not to harm.
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About the Author
Judy DuCharme grew up with Lake Huron next to her back yard and has always loved the water. She, her husband, daughter, and son moved to Door County in 1984. After teaching 5th Grade at Gibraltar School for 22 years, Judy followed the calling that tugged at her all her life to write. Lainey of the Door Islands is her 7th published book and she is the recipient of numerous awards. She also writes for Guideposts Magazine. If you visit Door County, you may find her hiking in the woods, jet skiing on the bay, worshipping at her church, teaching a Bible study, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, playing with her amazing grandson, or sitting outside enjoying the beauty around her.
More from Judy
Door County, where I live, is the destination of 3 million people in the summer and fall. Lainey of the Door Islands, my seventh published book, is the culmination of my desire to write a book about this wonderful area where I live. Tourists and residents alike love all things Door County, past and present. One day as I traveled on the ferry between Washington Island and the mainland of Door County and gazed out at tiny Pilot Island, I said again to myself, ‘I need to write a book about Door County’. I don’t recall if it was that day, the next, or two days later, but the story dropped into my spirit. I sat down at my computer and wrote well into the second chapter in one sitting. I said to my husband, “I’m writing and I can’t stop.”
Lainey of the Door Islands is written by Judy Ducharme. This is the first book that I have read by this author. I enjoyed reading this book. This book is a historical fiction book. It is geared toward young adults. I would say that this book is recommended for readers 13 and up. This book is set in 1887. This time period is post reconstruction. It is not a time period that read about very often. The way that the author wrote her settings I could close my eyes and picture myself there. The author has done great research to ensure that this book is as real feeling as possible. I learned a lot about manning a lighthouse and how much work goes into that.
Lainey is a character you will enjoy. She is spunky and brave. She is got a lot going on - and I enjoyed seeing her grow throughout the book. She finds out her parents have perished in a shipwreck. Her grief oozes off the pages. However, with her aunt and uncle by her side - she starts to heal. She grows up in front of us and evolves.
This book is a great read. While it is geared toward younger adults - I enjoyed it and it kept my attention. The characters are well written. The storyline is unique.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own.
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