Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
This is a page-turner book!  Lily is an orphan and is determined to find her sister who has run away.  She and a close friend, Oren, have traveled to logging camps taking photographs and looking for Daisy.  When she reaches Harrison, Michigan, she meets Connell McCormick.  Connell is the boss and a good man.  He does turn a blind eye to the terrible evils that go on around him but Lily's appearance changes his world completely.
Lily is such a wonderful, strong character.  I love that she is out championing for the rights of others and determined to save the world even if she is alone!  Connell is a good man and really a great male 'lead'.  The author did a wonderful job making all the characters real and the story line flow flawlessly.  The human trafficking angle hit home for how long it has been going on and how real of a problem it has been for years,  not just now.  Overall, I loved the book.
I rate this a 5/5.  It was a wonderful book that will stay stay on my shelf.
Thank you to Litfuse for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review, Ashely! I appreciate it so much!


    Jody Hedlund

  2. You are so welcome and I can't wait to read your next book :)