Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Unending Devotion" Book Review

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

     Jody Hedlund has quickly become an author that I want to read when she releases a new book. The Preacher's Bride was amazing, The Doctor's Lady was incredible and now she comes out with Unending Devotion that swept me away. Swept me away to 1883 and the logging camps where corruption and debauchery reigned supreme. In the midst of everything that was wrong - in walks Lily - looking for her sister who she believes is in one of the camps working for some undesireables. She wants to save her sister and start a new life. But the first challenge is finding her and the second one is keeping herself above everything around her... including the intriguing young logger that keeps saving her... Connell. But when it comes right down to it, there is no one more important to her than her sister, and any other lost girls she can save along the way. The question becomes, can she save herself in the middle of everything going on?
     Jody's style of writing is incredible and I plan on continuing to follow her writing, wherever it happens to take me.


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she finally garnered national attention with her double final in the Genesis Contest, a fiction-writing contest for unpublished writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).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.

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