CFBA Presents Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingUnending DevotionBethany House Publishers (September 1, 2012)byJody HedlundABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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she finally garnered national attention with her double final in the Genesis Contest, a fiction-writing contest for unpublished writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).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

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 ON THIS BOOK

Wow, this is my first book of Jody Hedlund’s and I am now hooked! Unending Devotion was not an easy book to read at times because of the situations with sex slavery, but it is one of the best books I’ve read. Author Jody Hedlund created wonderful realistic characters that developed very well as the story unfolded. I really like Lily and her determination to find her sister no matter what, even though that determination lead her to jump into things too quickly sometimes without thinking. Connell was a honorable gentleman in every way and I like the way Lily made him do crazy things that he wouldn’t otherwise do, of course she didn’t know she was doing this. And Oren, well he was just a hoot with that gun of his. How did Connell ever survive around Oren?

So much happens in this book, so many twists and turns you will not want to stop reading! My eyes were glued to this book and I still can’t stop thinking about it! I highly recommend this book for your enjoyment! And if you are a historical fiction buff, then this is a must read for you!

I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House through CFBA. I was not expected of required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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