Reviews of Keeper of the Light

From Publisher's Weekly....
   Pfitsch makes an impressive debut. . . Contemporary readers, identifying with the spunky heroine, will cheer Faith on as she rebels against the stuffiness of Victorian manners and determinedly pursues her unconventional dream. ...Well-researched...tension-filled...this captivating drama is likely to satisfy a large audience.
Publisher's Weekly Nov. 17, 1997

From School Library Journal...
...That Faith succeeds in this setting without compromising her femininity provides the balance and texture that make the book work. ... The rescue rips along like a film's chase scene and broadens audience appeal. Resourceful daughters of keepers inhabit children's literature as symbols of children's determination, commitment and power. This one is no exception.
School Library Journal, May 1998

From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
...Young readers fighting to establish their own identity and yet win parental approval will identify with this character...Spirited Faith gives us all hope.
The St. Louis Post -Dispatch, Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998

From Center for Children's Books...
...Faith's ambivalent but increasingly cordial relationship with Kent is skillfully drawn, and the climactic rescue scene is charged with tension...
Center for Children's Books, Jan. 1998

From Kirkus...
...The adventure scenes...are taut with suspense...many rousing moments in (Pfitsch's) first book about a girl as "strong as a fall storm on the lake."
Kirkus, Nov, 15, 1997

From Booklist...
....The real drama here is found in the lighthouse setting, and first-novelist Pfitsch gives us a strong feel for the wild beauty of the dangerous place. There is also the quiet discovery that the young keeper is not exactly the bumbling idiot that Faith first thought he was, and that the mother is more like Faith than she realizes...
Booklist, 11/1/97

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