About the Book: Lily Young longs to find her long lost sister or will die trying. Heedless of any danger, she searches logging camps and towns, posing as a photographers assistant. And then she arrives in Harrison, Michigan and into the sights of Connell McCormick. McCormick is determined to increase the fortune of his lumber-baron father and figures as long as he is 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 McCormick's help, drawing them ever closer to each other. Will standing up for what's right cost them both everything? About the Author: Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of The Doctor's Lady and The Preacher's Bride, which won th e2011 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award and the 2011 Award ofd Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers, and was finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog and Jody Hedlund.com. My Thoughts: This is the first book I have ever read by author Jody Hedlund and it definitely won't be my last. I was most impressed with her writing style and her descriptions of life in the 1800s. The plight of young women being dragged into prostitution of the 1800s is very much parallel to the human trafficking problem we are still experiencing today. The storyline is very realistic as is the character development of Lilly, Daisy, and McCormick. I felt as if I knew each of the main characters on a first name basis. Unending Devotion is a well written historical mystery romance, which should satisfy most readers. Blog Tour Schedule - click here to read what others think of this book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers and Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.