One of my favorite books of all time is Anne Rivers Siddons' COLONY. I love the story and am head-over-heels in love with her writing. It's lush and evocative and so beautiful that today, years after I read the book for the first time, I can still call up images formed in my imagination when I read it for the first time. Add to that a long-time fascination with the sea and lighthouses, and you may be able to guess why this book ended up on my list. Even better, according to the blurb on goodreads.com, it deals with a couple of subjects I find endlessly fascinating: family dynamics and how we cope when the world we've so carefully built implodes. I'm hoping for another magical ride through a richly drawn setting.