12 June 2015

Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

Don't miss Jody Hedlund's new book, Hearts Made Whole, a story of loss, forgiveness, hope, and true love set in 1865 Michigan. When Ryan's 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. Can Caroline forgive the hurting man who costs her the role she loves?

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About the Book
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?

Hearts Made Whole, the second novel in the Beacons of Hope series, easily contains all the wonderful qualities a reader should hope for and expect in one of Jody Hedlund’s novels and fans will not be disappointed. In this novel, Hedlund gives Ryan Chambers, the brother of Emma from Love Unexpected, his own story, continuing to use the setting of a lighthouse, and naturally fills the plot with action, drama, suspense and romance within a well-established historical context. Ryan and his leading lady, Caroline Taylor, both have difficulties to overcome and spiritual lessons to understand and accept as they unexpectedly and suddenly cross paths at the Windmill Point Lighthouse. They challenge and support each other in moving forward, encountering a fair share of surprises and emotions along the way. A delightfully heartwarming novel of hope and healing, Hearts Made Whole is the perfect read for fans of historical romance. I highly recommend it and now can’t wait for Undaunted Hope.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of Hearts Made Whole and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.

About the Author
Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of seven novels, including Captured by LoveA Noble Groom, winner of the 2014 Carol Award for Historical Fiction, and The Preacher's Bride, winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence. She received a bachelor's degree from Taylor University and a master's from the University of Wisconsin, both in social work. She lives in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children.

Find Jody online at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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