Unending Devotion - Reviewed

Monday, September 17, 2012

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Unending Devotion
Bethany House Publishers (September 1, 2012)
Jody Hedlund


Jody has written novels for the last 20 years (with a hiatus when her children were young). After many years of writing and honing her skills, she finally garnered national attention with her double final in the Genesis Contest, a fiction-writing contest for unpublished writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).

Her first published book, The Preacher’s Bride (2010 Bethany House Publishers), became a best seller and has won multiple awards.

Her second book, The Doctor’s Lady, released in September of 2011, and her third book, Unending Devotion, is out now. She’s currently busy researching and writing another book! 

Jody has been married for twenty years to her college sweetheart. Jody has five children ranging in ages from 15 to 6, with a set of twin daughters in the mix to make things more lively.


High-Stakes Drama Meets High-Tension Romance

In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging camps lead her to Harrison and into the sights of Connell McCormick, a man doing his best to add to the hard-earned fortunes of his lumber baron father.

Posing during the day as a photographer's assistant, Lily can't understand why any God-fearing citizen would allow evil to persist and why men like Connell McCormick turn a blind eye to the crime rampant in the town. But Connell is boss-man of three of his father's lumber camps in the area, and like most of the other men, he's interested in clearing the pine and earning a profit. He figures as long as he's living an upright life, that's what matters.

Lily challenges everything he thought he knew, and together they work not only to save her sister but to put an end to the corruption that's dominated Harrison for so long.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Unending Devotion, go HERE.

My Thoughts:  I really liked the angle of Lily being a photographer's assistant.  It gave Lily the opportunity to travel around and look for her sister, Daisy. Lily is shocked, and horrified when she realizes that young girls are being deceived into coming to the town of Harrison, Michigan to work as maids, and waitresses only to find out that the real reason they are there is to work in the taverns and illicit houses as nothing more than prostitutes. All Lily can think about is her sister, Daisy, when she saves one girl from the clutches Jamie Carr, the man is just pure evil.

Lily has a lot of spunk, and she may be in a man's world but she doesn't let that stop her from doing what she knows is right. The love story between her and Connell is so good! The tension that Jodi creates keeps you reading and watching Connell open up into the man God wants him to be is what a good hero is!

I am giving away a copy of this book here http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2012/09/unending-devotion-giveaway.html


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