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Jody Hedlund Unending Devotion

about the book....

Michigan, 1883

In Her Darkest Hours, Is He the Man She Needs?

Lily Young longs to find her lost sister or will die trying. Heedless of any danger, she searches logging camps and towns, posing as a photographer’s assistant. And then she arrives in Harrison, Michigan–and the sights of Connell McCormick.

Connell is determined to increase the fortune of his lumber-baron father and figures as long as he’s living an upright life, that’s what matters. But when Lily arrives in town she upends his world, forcing him to confront the truth that dangerous men have gained too much power while good men turn a blind eye.

Vexing but persuasive, Lily soon secures Connell’s help, drawing them ever closer to each other. Will standing for what’s right cost them both everything?

my review....

Beautifully capturing the flavor of 19th century Michigan, Jody Hedlund has written an emotionally gripping tale that is sure to please lovers of historical romance. Although I've read previous novels involving prostitutes set in similar time periods, this is the first time I've read a book that deals with young females forced into white slavery to serve the sexual "needs" of the countless men populating the lumber camps of Michigan. The result is both an entertaining and sobering read, one that has well-written scenes of suspense as Lily seeks not only to rescue her sister, but other women trapped in a horrifying life. Lily is a likeable character, one who won my favour with her tender heart for the women society is often so willing to ignore, along with her risky attempts to do anything necessary to rescue them. The novel is filled with action-packed drama that keeps the story moving along well, and readers will find much to delight in, from the interesting setting, richly drawn characters, and the elements of faith that inspire one to take action in the face of evil.

I strongly recommend this book, and award it 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Bethany House, along with Litfuse Publicity Group & Graf-Martin

about the author....

Jody HedlundJody Hedlund is the bestselling author of “The Doctor’s Lady” and “The Preacher’s Bride”. She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. Currently she makes her home in central Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog.

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