I'm happy to announce that a new, revised second edition of "Everyday Heroes: The True Story of a Lighthouse Family" is now available. It features an easier to read font and layout, and has several historic photos that did not appear in the first edition.
"Everyday Heroes: The True Story of a Lighthouse Family"
by Seamond Ponsart Roberts with Jeremy D'Entremont
414 pages, 30 photos and maps, $18.95
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am, and always will be, a lighthouse keeper's daughter. I had the good
fortune to be born to a different kind of childhood. I didn't
recognize this fact back when I was small. I thought that everybody
lived like we did on our little island of Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts,
which in itself was a life apart..."This is the true
story of a family's life at lighthouses on the edge of civilization.
It's a story of adventure, devotion to duty, and love. Seamond Ponsart
Roberts shares her memories and emotions with good humor, a sharp eye
for detail, and above all an appreciation for a way of life that has
passed into history.
you enjoy reading as much as I do, you will understand what
it means to have a book 'grab you' right from its opening pages. This
book captured me before I’d even finished the acknowledgements with
the author’s simple way of writing and her invitation to share her
adventures as if 'we are old friends sitting on the porch telling each
other stories.' A pleasant conversation with a treasured friend is
exactly what reading this book is like. . . . 'Everyday Heroes' is a
wonderful book rich with history and the everyday trials and
tribulations of life as lightkeepers. It left this reader feeling
nostalgic for a way of life I’ve never experienced –a life both
rich and somehow uncomplicated by the hardships faced by
those who lived it. The author’s words will enthrall you and by the time
you reach the end of the book, you will have a new
appreciation for a lost way of life. But just as importantly,
you will feel you have a new friend in Seamond Ponsart
Roberts." -- Donna Suchomelly, World Lighthouse Society newsletter.