Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund

To all of my friends who love to read; I've just finished a new book that was intriguing and captivating. I have read some of Jody Hedlund's books before and am never disappointed. It was a riveting story, filled with action and insight into the lives of miners and also lighthouse keepers.
Here is a description of the book from the back cover:
Eagle Harbor, Michigan

In a Town Mired in Darkness,
She May Shine the Light They Need

Running from the mistakes of her past, Tessa Taylor heads to the uppermost reaches of Michigan, planning to serve as the new teacher to the children of miners. She quickly learns the town had requested a male teacher, but Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through winter since it's too late to replace her. Tessa can't help but thank him and say she is in his debt.

Determined to make herself irreplaceable once spring thaw arrives, Tessa throws herself into her work, and soon two students have decided Miss Taylor is the right match for their grieving father. At the same time, charming assistant lightkeeper Alex Bjorklund makes his interest known, surprising Tessa, who has never had men fight for her hand before. But not all is well as she feels that someone is tracking her every move, and she may not be able to escape the trap that has been laid for her."

I felt the characters were well developed and easy to relate to. I haven't studied Lighthouse keepers before, so this gave me some insight into just how difficult the job was. This was a book I didn't want to put down and although it was #3 in the series, I was able to pick it up and not feel lost in previous story lines. I definitely need to find the first two books. I would give this a 10 star rating.
 Disclaimer: I received this book free from Bethany House, without any compensation, for my honest review. Bethany House has a wonderful blogger program if you are interested in receiving free books and reviewing them. You can find them here: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bethanyhouse

Have a fantastic Tuesday!


  1. That sounds interesting! It's nice that you're able to pick up within a series. I'm so OCD that I HAVE to read the whole series, in order, with no books in between. I drive myself insane like that. :)

  2. Thanks! I'm always looking for new books/authors!

  3. Sounds like something I would enjoy. Love the historical ones...have a great day.

  4. Does sound like a good book....


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