Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund
Bethany House / 2012
About the book:
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?
Unending Devotion is the first of Jody Hedlund's books I've read, but I don't think it'll be my last. After reading it, I now really want to read her previous novels!
I loved how some of the things in Unending Devotion actually took place in real life and that a few of the characters in this book were real people. It added a lot more meaning to the story and I just thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
I found the characters great and, while I did get annoyed a little by Lily when she rushed to do things too quickly (if you read the book, you'll know what I'm talking about), I did still really like her character. My two favorites, though, would have to be Connell and Oren (he made me chuckle with his protectiveness).
Overall, I found Unending Devotion to be an interesting read that helped me to understand how things were in the 1800's (what with sex slavery and logging camps). I recommend it if you enjoy historical romance books with some history.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
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