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The Light Before Day

(Nantucket Legacy #3)

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After three years on a whaling voyage, Henry Macy returns to Nantucket to news that his grandmother has passed, bequeathing her vast fortune to him and his sister, Hitty. And it was truly vast. But Lillian Coffin was no fool. The inheritance comes with a steep cost, including when they should marry and whom--a Quaker in good standing, of course. But if they relinquish the ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Melissa Henderson
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From specific details about an inheritance, to conditions that must be followed, this story takes the reader on a journey including rules, religion, promise and hope for the future. The characters face challenging situations and deal with adversities in their own way. Another great story by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I received a copy of this book and this is my personal honest opinion. No review was required.
Becky Lewis
The Light before Day is the astonishing conclusion to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Nantucket Legacy Series. This is again a split-time story, told through the diary of “Great Mary” (Mary Coffin Starbuck) of the 17th century, and Hitty and Henry Macy, 19th century twins of Reynolds Macy. Two influential ladies of their respective times bestow two very different legacies. One brings blessing, the other curses.

Another perspective of this novel is a study of human nature, of the “haves” and the “have nots
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Julia Wilson
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Light Before Day by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a marvellous Christian historical novel with a dual timeline of the late seventeenth century and mid nineteenth century. It is the third book in the Nantucket legacy but can be read as a stand-alone. This has been a fascinating series that is grounded in reality as fact blends with fiction to enthral the reader.
The novel is about treasure - actual and literal. The real treasure is to be found within people, people whose hearts are in tune with God
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Tracey
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suzanne Woods Fisher brings the Nantucket Legacy series to a resounding conclusion in The Light Before Day. I have been looking forward to the story of the now grown twins, Hitty and Henry Macy to see what trials and tribulations they would encounter both in 1840's Nantucket and within their own family. Grandmother Lillian, always looking to control her family even from the grave, provides a good amount of angst by leaving the twins her estate as an inheritance, complete with strings attached. T ...more
Elizabeth
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Light Before Day ( Nantucket Legacy Book #3 )
By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Light Before Day is book three and the conclusion to Nantucket Legacy Series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. The author is very talented and did a fantastic job on the story and the research in the time of our early country. I was proud to get to read the story about now grown Hitty and Henry’s story.They have just inherited their grandmother’s estate., but there is some strong ties that are attached. Can they full fill these
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Kailey
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a great conclusion to this series. I loved the way the journal entries were at the end of each chapter. I loved the characters! I really enjoyed the whole storyline and how the author tied everything up at the end. All of the details in this story were great. This is a series that I would read again. I definitely recommend it!




I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Jeanie
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This fabulous historical novel is third and final in the Nantucket Legacy series. This Quaker novel is stunningly written, with lyrical descriptions of the ocean and island. Nantucket Island has many Quaker families, yet we see this group of believers in Christ separated by political factions of the 19th century. There is also an underlying question: If one were to inherit a huge legacy of property and money, would they be happier, or better off without it?
Lillian Wain Coffin is grandmother to H
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Emma
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Light Before Day by Suzanne Woods Fisher
After three years on a whaling voyage, Henry Macy returns to Nantucket to news that his grandmother has passed, bequeathing her vast fortune to him and his sister, Hitty. And it was truly vast. But Lillian Coffin was no fool. The inheritance comes with a steep cost, including when they should marry and whom--a Quaker in good standing, of course. But if they relinquish the inheritance, it all goes to Tristram Macy, their father's thieving business partn
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Kelly Tyree
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Nantucket Legacy series have all been great books so I was excited to read The Light Before Day. It continues the legacy of Aunt Mary Coffin. Her journal reaches out to those in her legacy and reaches them with what they need, just at the time that they need it. In each book, Mary's advice from long ago has been exactly what they needed to hear.

In The Light Before Day, Hitty and Henry Macy learn that their grandmother has died and that they are the recipients of her fortune. Hitty and Henry
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Penny
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read all three books in the Nantucket Legacy series, and I've enjoyed them all. Suzanne Woods Fisher is an excellent historical fiction writer. As her research brought to light the early history of Nantucket, she captured much of the island's original story. In this third book of the series, The Light Before Day, Suzanne touches on the disagreements over slavery and integration in school, as well as other troubling circumstances. She features several people who lived at that time and contri ...more
Marilyn
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a phenomenal book by beloved author Suzanne Woods Fisher. The Light Before Day is the conclusion of her Nantucket Legacy with a dual time slip along with various themes. The story is centered on Henry and Hitty Macy and the inheritance from their Grandmother Lillian Coffin, who had little to do with them while she lived. The draw back though, Lillian had put steep stipulations in the will that Henry and Hitty needed to follow to obtain the wealth of her will. The vast historical resear ...more
Melissa
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh my goodness! I had no idea what to expect with this story. It's my first Suzanne Woods Fisher novel and I really enjoyed it! When I began, I was a little afraid it was going to be hard to follow with the thee's and thou's, but it wasn't at all. Normally, I would always read a series from the beginning, but this is the book that was available to me, so I just picked it up and started reading. I don't know if there are things that I missed from the first two stories, but I didn't feel as though ...more
Patti Whitson Stephenson
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good conclusion to this series. I love the historical research that Suzanne Woods Fisher did for these books. So many of the issues that the people of Nantucket struggled with during the island’s beginnings have their counterpart in our own time. I’ve also enjoyed the “split-time” aspect of these books, and almost wish that there had been a completely separate book about Mary’s journal.

This particular book follows Hitty and Henry’s stories as they are becoming adults and their strugg
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Patricia Pate
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I love a good historical fiction novel, especially one that is accurate, and The Light Before Day by Suzanne Woods Fisher did not disappoint. This story, based on Nantucket island was described beautifully. I could imagine the waves, the town, the beach, and the people. It made me want to take off on a vacation to Natucket. I enjoy a book where I am kept guessing as to what will happen next, or who will do what, with just a few teasers sprinkled in. Suzanne Woods Fisher did that job wonderfully.
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Tina
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m the dynamic conclusion to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Nantucket Legacy Series, we find Hitty and Henry are all grown up and faced with a whole new set of challenges! The Light Before Day is the long awaited finale and it was well worth the wait. Henry and Hitty have both come back to the Island because there grandmother Lilian has passed and left her entire inheritance to them, but with some extreme conditions. Not only must they remain on the island, they must also marry a Quaker in good standin ...more
Sally Channing
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I like reading Suzanne Woods Fisher books, and thought that this would be an Amish story. Was very interested that it wasn't about the Amish but about Nantucket history. Really enjoyed the book, hope that she continues the story in a follow up. I was really interested in the characters and was upset that it leaves them before the story finishes. Would recommend this book to Romance or Historical fiction lovers.
Sunnie
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book from a super-talented author. The author has done a fantastic research work of a time period in the early years of our country. The journal that appears in each of the books of the series, gives wonderful insights on the thoughts of Mary Coffin Starbuck. And holds some important secrets.

Henry and Hitty Macy are siblings that have just inherited all of their grandmother's estate, but with many specifications which are difficult to abide by and absolutely required. The req
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Liz
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Doctrinally, I'm not too fond of the Quakers and their belief that "the Light resides within thee," but this was a fascinating series about their settlement on Nantucket Island. My favorite character was Mary Coffin Starbuck, whose pithy journal formed the skeleton upon which these books were fleshed out. Her insights into herself and her community are just so honest and droll. " 'Tis funny how our mind plays tricks on us. We think we are so right about something...only to discover that we are s ...more
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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine.

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to
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