A Bright Shining Light
Lulu.com, 2006 - 247 pages
SOFT COVER EDITION - Commanding an isolated and vulnerable lighthouse station in the Aleutian Islands, a junior U.S. Coast Guard officer struggles to define his leadership style during the early stages of World War Two. A Bright Shining Light is the riveting, fast paced story of love and the challenging responsibilities that will ultimately forge a young man into an accomplished officer and an honorable gentleman.
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