Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

About the Book: 

Did you ever love anyone enough to give your life for them?  Lily did.  She loved her sister so much, that she was willing to risk her life to find her and rescue her.  

When things go awry, she wonders:  

"Did God still care about her?

Could she trust that He was creating a beautiful quilt -- a bigger plan for her life -- even when the pieces didn't look so pretty at the moment?  

She'd been trying so hard to put together her life the way she'd wanted.  Was it possible God had other plans for her that didn't fit the pattern she'd tried to create?"

Connell had never seen a lovelier lady.... or one with more gumption.  He himself had never stood up to anyone -- his brother, his father, his employees.  Can he find the courage to stand up for what he believes in and gain her appreciation?

My Review: 

This is the first book I have read by Jody Hedlund, but it won't be the last!!  I loved this book.  Jody did a great job broaching the subject of "white slavery" (aka. human trafficking) in the years of the lumber boom (the 1870s to the early 1880s).  While telling the story of the lumber mills in Michigan and the towns that sprung up in the towns where the lumber companies set up mills and harvested the lumber.  This is exactly the kind of book I enjoy reading... it has a great story line based on true historical events and is interwoven with God's grace and love and the truth that He has a plan for you.  Make sure you read the Author Note at the end of the book. 

Meet Jody: 

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/

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