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Publication Order of Cape Light Books

By: Thomas Kinkade, Katherine Spencer
Cape Light (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Song (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gathering Place (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Leaf (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Promise (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Angel (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas to Remember (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Visitor (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Star (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wish for Christmas (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Christmas Eve (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Treasures (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season of Angels (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of Christmas (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
All is Bright (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Together for Christmas (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because It's Christmas (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Blessings (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Secret (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Christmas Comes (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Bright Christmas (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Cape Light is a series of novels written by Katherine Spencer. Spencer began the publication of Cape Light series in 2002 when Cape Light the first book in the series was published. Since then more than a dozen subsequent novels have been released.

Cape Light

Do not let the Christian Fiction genre label in Cape Light be your reason to shy away from this brilliant novel. It takes place in an interesting fictitious New England town, Cape Light in Massachusetts. The inhabitants of this fictional village are generous and warm although there are few characters whose lives are not with past sorrows or struggles. The novel is not heavy-handed in its use of spiritual reflections or bible quotations. Cape Light is a scenic place to live in for a couple of days with some interesting characters that will stay with you for a long time.

In this first book, you will meet the Warwicks. You will also meet Lillian the matriarch; she is sickly and angry for she thinks that she and her two children Jessica and Emily are way above the residents of Cape Light. She makes her views and position clear to everyone in the town, unaware of her daughter’s embarrassment.

Jessica is the vice president of the town’s local bank while Emily is the town’s mayor. In the meantime, Jessica is waiting for a few weeks for her mother to get strong enough so that she can leave her under the care of her sister. Jessica misses her old life, and she cannot wait to go back to Boston.

However, Sam Morgan may be the one person who could interfere with Jessica’s plans. He is madly in love with Jessica and much to Lillian’s displeasure. On the other hand, Emily loves her job so much but is starting to feel like she has missed out on life. Jessica continually wonders why her sister came back to Cape Light and never wants to leave it again. After all, Emily had once run away to Maryland with a local town fisherman.

Then there is Sara Franklin, the only person who knows why Emily does not want to leave Cape Light. Emily had left her info with the adoption agency, and so it was not hard to trace her birth mother. Sara opts to stay in Cape Light for the summer to get to know both Lillian and Emily and also finally confront her birth mother.

Sam Morgan, a local carpenter, has his eyes set on Jessica. Someone in his family thinks that he is making a big mistake falling in love with her- but love is love and no one can control what the heart desires. Sam’s sister, Molly, works for Lillian, and she believes that Sam is too good for Jessica, but other people who know Sam, the likes of Joe and Marie, know that he has never been happier.

Other characters introduced in the novel include the Potters who regularly hold parties on their property and many of the residents attend. Then we meet Grace and her father Digger. She run runs a shop in the local town and still grieves over the death of her baby girl. In this first book, you will meet many of the local towns’ folks that make up the town’s history. The story features strong Christian themes about dedicating one’s life over to God and letting God take control over the things that we have no control over.

Home Song

Home Song, the second book in Cape Light series, picks off where the first book in the series left off. The same beautiful characters in the first book are also featured in the second book; again the authors bring out the right balance of Christianity and a good story to keep anyone hooked without being turned off.

Emily, the mayor, is running for re-election against her greatest campaign adversary, Charlie Bates, the owner of the Clam Box Café. Charlie is an opinionated man and focused on winning this race.

On the other hand, Jessica, Sam’s fiancée has much to deal with her mother. Lillian is against the idea of Jessica marrying Sam suggesting that he is not good for her. Jessica is unhappy, and she and Sam are forced to postpone the wedding as her sister and mother will not attend.

Then there is Luke McAllister, a retired police officer from Boston trying to build a foundation for troubled teenagers. However, he is opposed by many of Cape Light’s residents more so Charlie Bates.

Emily’s daughter, Sara quits working for Clam Box and starts a new job at the local library. Later she gets a fulltime job as the messenger on the town’s newspaper. The authors beautifully incorporate all the emotional dynamics as Sara finally reveals to Emily that she is the daughter that she released for adoption two decades ago. Emily internally grapples to remind herself she failed to raise her daughter and give her the care she desired. You cannot help but grieve with her the loss of motherhood.

On the other hand, Sara is swinging between her anger and doesn’t want to reveal herself to her biological mother. She believes that he mother had a good reason to give her for adoption. She wonders if it was her mother weakness and also fears that the revelation about Emily being her mother would ruin Emily’s chances of being re-elected.

A Gathering Place

Now that elections are over, Emily the mayor of Cape Light can concentrate on her mushrooming relationship with her daughter- Sarah, the daughter that she had given up for foster care two decades ago.

Seeing her daughter after 22 years has agitated some contradictory feeling for both Emily and Sara. While Emily is grateful that her daughter is back in her life, she cannot help but regret the missed motherhood. Typically she would occasionally turn to Rev. Ben for some guidance, but the crisis in his own family has resulted in more crisis of faith for the reverend making him question about his capability to counsel his followers.

Additionally, Emily is slowing falling in love with Dan Forbes, a newspaper publisher who had set to leave for a sailing trip until an accident tore his plans giving him and Emily more time to develop their bond. However, as a dad of two grown children, would Dan ever want to be the head of another family? Will their marriage be a success?

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4 Responses to “Cape Light”

  1. Elizabeth Belcher: 2 years ago

    Thank you for writing and sharing theses summaries. I just finished reading “A Christmas to Remember”. I enjoyed reading this book.

  2. Dianne Graham: 3 years ago

    I would like to buy the paperback of the last 3 books, A Christmas Secret, When Christmas Comes, One Bright Christmas. How much would the total be?

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Unfortunately Dianne, we don’t sell books on here we just list the books an author has written.

      • Bill and Judith Feawith: 2 years ago

        I have Thomas


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