Light in Bailey’s Harbor is a wonderful debut novel by Bethany Baker. I had a lot of fun pulling together this cover for Bethany. Historical novels are always challenging because it is sometimes hard to find hair styles and clothing that will match the character created by the author. Together with the help of Photoshop and a lot of photos, I was able to pull together a lovely young lady.
Katy Kippling has an abundance of personality, or so she was told by a recent male acquaintance. Trying to conform to the etiquette of an 1880’s lady is difficult enough, without adding the challenges of having an abundance of personality.
Katy loves the Cana Island Lighthouse, serving her small lakeside town in Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin. In the summer of 1880, the new lighthouse keeper arrives. While Katy imagines his stately captain’s beard and noble brow, Blake Strawberry, the new keeper, is quite the opposite.
Blake is a young man searching for something to heal the pain and heartaches of his past. By moving west and accepting this new position, he plans to forget all of his painful memories and disappointments. What he hasn’t counted on is that the Lord’s voice can be heard just as clearly in Wisconsin as in Massachusetts.