Finding My Light
by Chris Shanley Dillman
Chris Shanley Dillman is a Hoosier, born and raised in Indiana. She and her husband, David, have also lived in Wyoming and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They love to go hiking with their five dogs, or curl up on the couch with the dogs and their four cats to watch a movie.
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While the country struggles through the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Emma Truckey struggles through her own battles of self-doubt while living along the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When her father leaves to fight for the Union, Emma’s mother takes over his job as keeper of the Marquette Lighthouse and relies on Emma to assist with the keeper duties. In between her chores and the adventures with her friend, Bobby, Emma somehow finds herself mixed up in a wartime spy ring that will ultimately test her confidence and endanger her life.
--Based on a true story--