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Monday, September 10, 2012




Michigan, 1883

In Her Darkest Hours, Is He the Man She Needs?

Lily Young longs to find her lost sister or will die trying. Heedless of any danger, she searches logging camps and towns, posing as a photographer’s assistant. And then she arrives in Harrison, Michigan–and the sights of Connell McCormick.

Connell is determined to increase the fortune of his lumber-baron father and figures as long as he’s living an upright life, that’s what matters. But when Lily arrives in town she upends his world, forcing him to confront the truth that dangerous men have gained too much power while good men turn a blind eye.

Vexing but persuasive, Lily soon secures Connell’s help, drawing them ever closer to each other. Will standing for what’s right cost them both everything?




Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of "The Doctor's Lady" and "The Preacher's Bride". She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. Currently she makes her home in central Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog.

Visit her website: http://jodyhedlund.com


I really enjoy historical novels. So reading Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund was a treat indeed. I had read a previous book by her, The Preacher's Bride, and enjoyed it as well.

One of things I like about how she writes, is the research she does for her books. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, timber country, I was aware of some of the things she talked about in Unending Devotion, but not to the extent she brought out in her book. 

The opening of the story is what caught my attention. Lily Young, the main character, is on her way to rescue a young girl caught in prostitution in one of the logging towns. She wasn't the first girl Lily rescued.

Lily and her friend, Oren travel from one logging town and logging camp to another, taking pictures of the men who work in them and hopefully, find her missing sister, Daisy.

The conditions are not just rough, they are dangerous, especially for a young, pretty girl, like Lily. If it wasn't for Oren, her friend, protector and father-figure, she wouldn't have gotten very far.

Strong characters and real stories interwoven in this fictional piece make for a fascinating story. Then throw in Connell McCormick, son of a lumber-baron, things really get interesting.

Connell knows things aren't good in Harrison, yet, he doesn't dare rock the boat against the man who has the law in his pocket. However, Lily challenges his fence-riding. Will he stand up to one of the most evilest men in the state? Will he stand up for what he knows is right? Will Lily find her sister? You will just have to read the book to find out!

Unending Devotion isn't just about a missing sister, or Lily's unending love for her. Nor is it just about the wretched conditions of the logging camps and towns filled with the depravities of man. Throughout it all, we see the unending devotion God has for each one of us. Though we may try to run and hide and even try to do things our way, He still loves us. He loves us enough to let us come to the end of ourselves, so we will turn to Him. That is unending devotion. 

This review was made possible through Litfuse Publicity Group. They freely provided a review copy for reviewing only. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. 




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