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?
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.
7/31/2015 12:22:36 pm
The book sounds like it needs to be added to my list of must reads this year. I've never read any of her books, but I LOVE trying out new authors. Thanks for posting!
8/3/2015 02:59:32 am
Heather, you might also enjoy book 1 in this series: Love Unexpected. Thanks for stopping by my site. Best of luck in the giveaway.
8/4/2015 01:54:12 pm
I have kind of stayed away from romances lately, but with a husband dealing with PTSD, this sounds really intriguing to me. I could totally relate to love in the face of battle scars.
8/4/2015 03:52:03 pm
Thanks for stopping by, Azya. Best of luck in the giveaway!!
8/4/2015 02:37:05 pm
I haven't read many stories about civil war torn soldiers maybe I should give it a try.
8/4/2015 03:52:53 pm
Hi, Ashley! Thanks for your interest in this novel and giveaway! Best of luck!! :)
8/5/2015 03:37:23 pm
This book sounds like a very interesting read. I have not read anything by the author before, but the summary and the review both sound so intriguing. Good luck with your quest for more followers of your blogs! I signed up for the adult blog and am looking forward to following it!
8/5/2015 04:37:28 pm
Alice, thanks for taking time to stop by my sight. Best of luck in the giveaway!
8/6/2015 02:50:13 pm
This book sounds so good!!! I would love to read it!
8/7/2015 03:51:16 pm
Kamryn, thanks for stopping by my site. :) Best of luck!!
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