Monday, November 19, 2012
Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund
I loved this book! It is so nice to see a female character that stands up for her beliefs and fights for those beliefs, even though she should have planned out some things more before acting. This book takes place in the 1880's in the logging camps of Michigan. Lily travels with Oren as his assistant taking photos at lumber camps. She takes on this job to help in her search for her sister that she believes has turned to the life of prostitution. Lily puts herself into many dangerous situations in her search for her sister and when standing up for her beliefs. At times I do think Lily needed to put more thought into her plans then she was doing, but luckily there was someone to come to her rescue. Connell, a man in charge of several logging camps, comes into Lily's life and becomes her rescuer. Even though Lily and Connell clash on a lot of issues it is interesting to watch how their relationship evolves over time. It was a great historical fiction book that I could not put down. Jody made it easy to read while keeping to the time period and using real life people in the story. I look forward to checking out more of Jody Hedlund's books in the future.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.