Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Lighthouse Keeper

The Lighthouse Keeper

A Novel

James Michael Pratt

St. Martin's Press



The beloved bestseller that will shine in your heart forever...

From the acclaimed author of The Last Valentine comes an unforgettable story about family, loss, and eternal love. Bestselling writer James Michael Pratt once again touches our emotions and our spirit as only a great writer can...

Ten-year-old Peter O'Banyon's life changes forever when his family dies in an accident. Orphaned, he goes to live with his garrulous Uncle Billie, the keeper of the Port Hope Island Lighthouse in Massachusetts. There, as the beacon leads sailors home, Peter learns an astonishing truth about Billie's past-- and the power of love. This message guides Peter's life, even when World War II's brutality rocks his faith, even when he returns to his young bride and an unimaginable tragedy. Now, in the final days of his own life, Peter needs to pass on the lighthouse keeper's secrets to his own daughter, but to do it may take nothing less than a miracle...


Praise for The Lighthouse Keeper

“A tale that goes straight to the heart.” —Booklist

“Pratt...[shows] that the human spirit is like a lighthouse, capable of shining though the most devastating storms.” —Publishers Weekly

“A return ticket to Bridges of Madison County territory.” —People on The Last Valentine

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

James Michael Pratt

James Michael Pratt is a full-time writer and radio host. His radio show, The Bestsellers Show is heard in a growing number of markets nationwide. A native Californian, he has been married to his wife, Jeanne, for twenty-five years and is the father of two children, Michael and Amy. Before beginning his writing career, he was active in financial and real estate-related business in Southern California. A frequent guest speaker, Pratt focuses on the motivational themes of hope, belief, love, and achieving personal success with a balanced life.

James Michael Pratt

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