With both Carolin Taylor’s mother and father gone, having drowned in different lighthouse accidents, she now has the responsibility for her younger sisters and brothers. Carolin had been helping her rheumatic father with the duties of the Windmill Point Lighthouse. Now that he is gone, and because Carolin is a women, she is not allowed to work the light and must take her family and vacate the premises of the lighthouse, leaving them destitute. The new light keeper, Ryan Chambers, a Civil War veteran, arrives a week early and before Carolin and her family have had time to gather their belongings and leave. Ryan insists that Carolin and her family should stay in the house, especially with Carolin’s sick thirteen-year-old sister, and he will stay in the boathouse for the week. Carolin is supposed to teach Ryan the workings of the light, but several nights in a row he doesn’t show up to learn and help her because of his drunken and medicated state due to a battle wound. Will Ryan put his life back together with Carolin’s help and fall in love with her? Will Carolin see past the haunted and wounded soldier and help him come to terms with his battle wound, overcoming his alcohol and opium addiction?
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.
As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she's not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.
She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.
In her second book in the Beacons of Hope series, bestselling and award winning author Jody Hedlund, has once again written a novel that will capture the hearts of her readers. From page one reader’s will fall in love with the Taylor family, as well as haunted Civil War veteran, Ryan Chambers. Bringing in historical events, such as the Civil War as well as lighthouse keepers is both a fun and intriguing part of this novel and series. Readers will love this book, as well as the previous book in the series, Love Unexpected, as they have the perfect combination of history and romance.
Series: Beacons of Hope
Genre: historical fiction; Christian fiction; romance; women’s fiction
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Number of pages: 379
Other books in the series:
0.5-Out of the Storm
A review copy of this book was provided by Bethany House Publishers.