Nantucket Trivia: Day TwoFebruary 20, 2018Join us for this week as we share trivia, fun, and giveaways to celebrate the release of Phoebe’s Light! Any idea what this cast iron plaque signifies? Think you know the answer? For a chance to win a copy of Phoebe’s Light and a $5 Starbucks gift card, fill out the answer in the Rafflecopter. Winner (and answer) will ... Read More
Nantucket Trivia: Day OneFebruary 19, 2018Join us for this week as we share trivia, fun, and giveaways to celebrate the release of Phoebe’s Light! Do you know what this white piece on the newel post is called? Better still, do you know what it symbolizes? Think you know the answer? For a chance to win a copy of Phoebe’s Light and a $5 Starbucks gift ... Read More
Welcome to Nantucket TriviaFebruary 16, 2018There’s something about Nantucket Island that’s always called to me. My mom had started my love affair with Nantucket with stories of visits to the island as a little girl in the 1930s. She had two cherished Nantucket lighthouse baskets—little round purses with an oval of carved scrimshaw embellishing the tops. In the late 1980s, I talked my sister and ... Read More
Phoebe’s Light (Nantucket Legacy Book 1)
Coming February 2018!
In this brand-new series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her signature twists and turns to bear on a fascinating new faith community: the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island.
Phoebe Starbuck has always adjusted her sails and rudder to the whims of her father. Now, for the first time, she’s doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, her father gives her two gifts, both of which Phoebe sees little need for. The first is an old sheepskin journal from Great Mary, her highly revered great-grandmother. The other is a “minder” on the whaling ship in the form of cooper Matthew Mitchell, a man whom she loathes.
Soon Phoebe discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary’s journal and finds herself drawn into the life of this noble woman. To Phoebe’s shock, her great-grandmother has left a secret behind that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially her husband the captain and her shadow the cooper. This story within a story catapults Phoebe into seeing her life in an entirely new way–just in time.
The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness
Everyone has been hurt. Everyone experiences conflict, great and small. Everyone has someone to forgive. But sometimes we just can’t bring ourselves to forgive someone who has wronged us or we don’t take the need to forgive seriously–not like the Amish do. Forgiving others in order to live at peace is woven into the very fabric of their faith. To the Amish way of thinking, “You can’t love the stream without knowing the source. ” We must forgive others, they believe, because God forgave us.