A thrilling historical drama by a bestselling author and a fabulous storyteller.
“Unending Devotion” is the latest from the pen of a talented author. I found the story unique from her previous two titles in that the themes were almost a bit…darker. But I actually liked the mood of the story. It broods below the surface as Lily fights to save her sister from prostitution.
Lily is a determined heroine. What she wants she sets her mind too and she wants her sister back. She has honorable determination, but how do you save someone who doesn’t want to be rescued?
What I loved the most about this book was the parallels between Lily’s love for her sister and Christ’s love for us. The beautiful weaving of faith and strengthening of that faith pulled at the story’s strengths, weaving the plot completely together.
Connell McCormick is such a fine hero. Not very often do you find a historical hero we get to watch open up before a reader’s eyes. A hero who is silently strong, but also discovering who God wants him to be, instead of the expectations pushed upon him. I loved watching him be transformed. And I loved watching him fall in love with Lily. Oh did their romance sizzle on the page!
All in all, another great addition to my Hedlund collection. I’ve failed to be disappointed.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through CFBA for my copy to review.
More about the novel and author...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jody has written novels for the last 20 years (with a hiatus when her children were young). After many years of writing and honing her skills, she finally garnered national attention with her double final in the Genesis Contest, a fiction-writing contest for unpublished writers through ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).
Her first published book, The Preacher’s Bride (2010 Bethany House Publishers), became a best seller and has won multiple awards.
Her second book, The Doctor’s Lady, released in September of 2011, and her third book, Unending Devotion, is out now. She’s currently busy researching and writing another book!
Jody has been married for twenty years to her college sweetheart. Jody has five children ranging in ages from 15 to 6, with a set of twin daughters in the mix to make things more lively.
ABOUT THE BOOK
High-Stakes Drama Meets High-Tension Romance
In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging camps lead her to Harrison and into the sights of Connell McCormick, a man doing his best to add to the hard-earned fortunes of his lumber baron father.
Posing during the day as a photographer's assistant, Lily can't understand why any God-fearing citizen would allow evil to persist and why men like Connell McCormick turn a blind eye to the crime rampant in the town. But Connell is boss-man of three of his father's lumber camps in the area, and like most of the other men, he's interested in clearing the pine and earning a profit. He figures as long as he's living an upright life, that's what matters.
Lily challenges everything he thought he knew, and together they work not only to save her sister but to put an end to the corruption that's dominated Harrison for so long.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Unending Devotion, go HERE.