Thursday, December 20, 2012

Book Review: Unending Devotion

Once again, Bethany House to the rescue!!! I am so honored to get a complimentary book to read and review from them from time to time.  This time I ventured out with a new author, a new time period and a new setting.  I was a little uneasy at first, but fell in love very quickly!

This read was Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund.  It takes place in Michigan in the late 1880s.  Lily Young and her sister became orphans and joined the orphan train to Michigan.  Determined to take care of her sister, Lily always remained close until they were split up from the orphan train.  Lily was taken in by a loving family; her sister, not so much.  One day Lily realizes that her sister has run away and now she will stop at nothing to find her.  Going along with Oren (the man who took her in from the orphan train) to photograph logging camps and towns, she searches relentlessly and fearlessly for her sister while helping other girls escape unfitting jobs.  When she arrives at Harrison, Michigan, she uncovers a dangerous and powerful man who has many young girls - possibly including her sister - as his servants.  She also meets Connell McCormick an upstanding citizen just trying to keep his father's lumber company thriving.

Throughout the book, together they run into many escapades together where Lily wants Connell to stand up for what is right even if it is against the one who can ruin his business.  While they fight about what is right and how to let the right reign, they find themselves becoming closer and closer to each other.  Lily finally persuades Connell into helping her with one big final plan, but will it be worth it to possibly lose all they have?

This book is full of adventure . . . love . . . humor . . . standing up for what is right . . . David vs Goliath . . . God being in control and His love never failing those who love Him.  Excellent read! Get yours right now!

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