Many stories are woven together, and quite a few characters add layers to the story. The epilogue gave closure and reinforced the happily ever after. I love the cover, especially the sunset and how it's reflected on the lighthouse.

4-STAR REVIEW: HER KEEPER’S HEART by Krystal M. Anderson

The Description

Keepers of the Light: Book 14
Publication Date: September 14, 2021

Living as the assistant keeper at the Puffin Point lighthouse for four years, Leonard Tarby admires everything about his coastal home: sweeping ocean seascapes, lush, tangled forests, and unobstructed views of the stars he enjoys charting. There was only one thing Leonard would change, and that is the absence of a loving bride by his side. Certain the only way to achieve that goal is to send for a bride through the mail, Leonard sits back to wait for her arrival, dreaming of a life of wedded bliss soon to come.

The young lady is soon on her way to Puffin Point but goes missing en route. Is there foul play involved or did she simply get cold feet? Will Leonard ever have a bride of his own?

Find out in this sweet historical romance full of dangers, intrigue, and love, all beneath the ever-watchful beam of a Pacific lighthouse.

The Review

Her Keeper’s Heart is the fourteenth book in the Keepers of the Light series and the first book I’ve read in the series or by Krystal M. Anderson. The series has different authors penning the books in this series. It’s easily a stand-alone and was nicely written, and it kept my interest from the first page to the last. 

Her Keeper’s Heart was focused on Leonard and his mail-order bride, Orissa, and was a quick read at a little over one hundred pages. There is a depth to the plot and the characters that was unexpected in such a short story. 

The story takes place in the late 1800s. Leonard is the assistant keeper at the lighthouse on Puffin Point. Orissa lives in Connecticut, and the two become acquainted after Leonard posts a letter to Matrimony, Inc. in answer to an advertisement. He was surprised to receive a response to his letter, but he considers her well-suited to him and loves that she’s willing to travel from Connecticut to Oregon by boat. It takes a long time for Orissa to arrive since events happened that neither could have foreseen. The details of her travels were vividly written and made me feel like I was there.  

There are tragedies, fear, anger, hope, loss, heartbreak, heartwarming moments, good people and bad, and romance and love. Many stories are woven together, and quite a few characters add layers to the story. The epilogue gave closure and reinforced the happily ever after. I love the cover, especially the sunset and how it’s reflected on the lighthouse. I may give other books in this series a try.Buy Links

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About The Author

Krystal M. Anderson is a Utah, USA native and a wife and mother of four young children. She spends her free time writing and riding horseback. Nothing makes her happier than being a wife and mother… but reading is a very close second.

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JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 39 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister last fall and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at JoAnne currently reviews for two sites - and Previously she reviewed for which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!


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