About the Book
Book: Lainey of the Door Islands
Author: Judy Ducharme
Genre: Historical Fiction and Young Adult Fiction
Release date: July 24, 2020
Walk with Lainey into the world of Door County and its islands in the late 1800s, a time of shipwrecks, lighthouses, and strong individuals who never gave up. Lainey becomes one of those rugged individuals as she faces tragedy and hardship. Her aunt and uncle, the lighthouse keepers on tiny Pilot Island, demonstrate the toughness needed to survive, but Lainey takes it a step further with her spunk and grace and becomes a shining light to all those around her. With humor, faith, close friendships and the young man who interferes with her ability to function, Lainey of the Door Islands will capture your heart, and she’ll inspire you to know that no matter what happens, God has a plan to prosper and not to harm.
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Guest Review from Donna Cline
What I think you should know:
Lainey of the Door Islands by Judy DuCharme is a Young Adult Historical Fiction. It is set in Door County, Wisconsin starting in 1887. It follows Lainey, a young girl growing up with the challenges involved with living on Lake Michigan.
What you might need to know:
Lainey loses her parents, she also faces several other losses and changes in her life as the story progresses.
What I think about this book:
As a Southern girl who has never seen the Great Lakes, this book is fascinating to me. It is like stepping into a world that is completely unknown to me. I appreciate how DuCharme creates the world as she tells the story. Lainey was such a wonderful character, I love how she persevered through everything and didn’t lose her faith. Her experiences and feelings were so authentic that I couldn’t help but love her. The historical details in the story were fascinating, I found myself captivated from the first page to the last.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Judy DuCharme grew up with Lake Huron next to her back yard and has always loved the water. She, her husband, daughter, and son moved to Door County in 1984. After teaching 5th Grade at Gibraltar School for 22 years, Judy followed the calling that tugged at her all her life to write. Lainey of the Door Islands is her 7th published book and she is the recipient of numerous awards. She also writes for Guideposts Magazine. If you visit Door County, you may find her hiking in the woods, jet skiing on the bay, worshipping at her church, teaching a Bible study, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, playing with her amazing grandson, or sitting outside enjoying the beauty around her.
More from Judy
Door County, where I live, is the destination of 3 million people in the summer and fall. Lainey of the Door Islands, my seventh published book, is the culmination of my desire to write a book about this wonderful area where I live. Tourists and residents alike love all things Door County, past and present. One day as I traveled on the ferry between Washington Island and the mainland of Door County and gazed out at tiny Pilot Island, I said again to myself, ‘I need to write a book about Door County’. I don’t recall if it was that day, the next, or two days later, but the story dropped into my spirit. I sat down at my computer and wrote well into the second chapter in one sitting. I said to my husband, “I’m writing and I can’t stop.”
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