This is a blog on book reviews for books I've read, devotions I've written, interviews on authors, and posts talking about my writing journey from writing stories to getting published (when that happens!). Thanks for being along on my journey.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Unending Devotion By Jody Hedlund
Unending Devotion is a great book by Jody Hedlund. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. From the first meeting between Lilly and Connell, attraction is pulling them together. She is searching for her lost sister and she knows what she needs to do to rescue her and nothing will stop her, not even Connell. Can she learn to slow down and do what God wants her to do instead of always having to be in control? Can Connell be the man she needs to him to be to work with her incorporating change in the town before more girls are hurt? Lilly finds out that even when things don’t turn out the way she wanted, she can know that God is still there piecing together everything the way He had planned.
Lilly Young knows where God wants to use her, but she must learn to be patient with those who are still discovering where God wants to use them. She is searching logging camps for her sister who has run away. Then she encounters Connell McCormick. Will he help her find her sister and help her fight against the injustices she sees in the logging towns? Can Connell trust God to find out where God wants to use him? Connell wonders if his little bit of help will be enough to accomplish anything. If things have always been this way, why try to change them now?
Unending Devotion is about the logging camps and how the towns were impacted. Jody Hedlund does a great job of creating characters that you care about. She expertly depicts the shanty boys, the saloons, and all the moral problems of that era. Lilly, Connell, and Lilly’s sister, Daisy, are believable characters from that bygone time. If you love historical fiction, inspirational stories, and true romantic novels, you will love this book!