Back of the book:
In her darkest hours, is he the man she needs?
Lily Young longs to find her lost sister or will die trying. Heedless of any danger, she searches logging camps and towns, posing as a photographer’s assistant. And then she arrives in Harrison, Michigan—and into the sights of Connell McCormick.
Connell is determined to increase the fortune of his lumber-baron father and figures as long as he’s 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 Connell’s help, drawing them ever closer to each other. Will standing 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". 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.
From the opening pages of this book I was riveted to the story. It opens with Lily rescuing a prostitute out from under the nose of her nefarious keeper. Lily is on a mission to find her sister Daisy who has been forced into prostitution. She is traveling around central Michigan posing as a photographer’s assistant. In her spare time she has rescued girls out of brothels with the help of her boss Oren.
The next stop in their journey is Harrison, Michigan also affectionately known as “Hell’s Waiting Room”. Here we meet Connell who is so busy trying to build his father’s business that he turns a blind eye to all of the moral corruption that surrounds him. That soon changes for Connell. He is attracted to Lily and is drawn in to her schemes of righting all of the wrongs that she can.
The romance portion of this novel is fascinating, but the suspense of the storyline is what really held my attention. There are so many different little things that are going on and the journey to find out what is behind them is captivating.
The title of the book, Unending Devotion, is appropriate on so many levels. I think you will enjoy discovering the meaning. I couldn’t help but weep at the closing of the story. The culmination of God’s plan and His ultimate unending devotion is always overwhelming.
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