A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund
Series: Beacons of Hope (Book 2)
Published by Baker Books on June 24th 2014
Genres: Christian, Fiction, General, Historical, Romance
Source: Litfuse Publicity Group
Suggested Age:14+- There's a situation in which a woman drugs a man, gets him drunk and makes it look like they slept together. Nothing actually happened but everyone in the book assumes it to be so.
Windmill Point, Michigan
Can She Forgive the Hurting Man Who Costs Her the Role She Loves?
After her father's death, Caroline Taylor has grown confident running the Windmill Point Lighthouse. But in 1865 Michigan, women aren't supposed to have such roles, so it's only a matter of time before the lighthouse inspector appoints a new keeper--even though Caroline has nowhere else to go and no other job available to her.
Ryan Chambers is a Civil War veteran still haunted by the horrors of battle. He's secured the position of lighthouse keeper mostly for the isolation--the chance to hide from his past is appealing. He's not expecting the current keeper to be a feisty and beautiful woman who's angry with him for taking her job and for his inability to properly run the light. When his failings endanger others, he and Caroline realize he's in no shape to run the lighthouse, but he's unwilling to let anyone close enough to help. Caroline feels drawn to this wounded soul, but with both of them relying on that single position, can they look past their loss to a future filled with hope...and possibly love?
This is book two in the Beacons of Hope series by Jodi Hedlund. Though I hadn’t read book one, I was able to follow along just fine.
I wanted to give this book five stars but I felt that it had a slow start and seemed to drag on for awhile. Around chapter four the story started to pick back up and I started to enjoy the story again.
The characters are very well developed and intriguing. There’s suspense, romance, and elements of faith interwoven into a action packed drama that will leave you turning the pages.
Jody Hedlund always presents strong spiritual content from which her characters draw strength. If you’re looking for Historical fiction with strong spirituatl themes then I strongly suggest anything that this author has written. I look forward to reading more of her works in the future.