9/12/12

Unending Devotion

This is my first Jody Hedlund book, and I was pleasantly surprised.  I tend to be an author follower.  If I read a book that I like, then I watch for others by the same author.  The Doctor's Lady is now on my To Read Shelf and The Preacher's Bride on my kindle!  

In Unending Devotion, Lily Young is traveling the logging towns of 1883 Michigan, trying to find and save her sister.  With corruption surrounding her, she manages to rescue a few girls from the many brothels, but she meets her match in the town of Harrison.  Connell McCormick is an influential owner of three of the local lumber camps.  A necessary evil is how he describes the corruption, not only in the saloons and brothels, but also in the lumber business itself.  Can Lily change his thinking, and can Connell help Lily find her sister and get her out of the life that she is stuck in. 
There is suspense and romance, as well as relationships and character growth.  I really liked this book. Lily had some lessons to learn.  Sometimes we must wait for God to move and not try to take matters into our own hands.  Connell also learned that often by not acting against the evil that surrounds us, he was actually supporting it, and God had a plan for him as well.  Unending Devotion has a good-paced plot with strong characters.  I was thoroughly involved in the story and enjoyed reading it.  

I did receive a free copy in exchange for my honest review. 

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