Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund ~ 2 Reviews!

Love Unexpected (Beacons of Hope, #1)
My Review: 

Goodness gracious, Ms. Hedlund just gets better with each book!

Emma Chambers and her brother Ryan are left to fend for themselves after their steamboat is sunk by pirates just off the shore of Presque Island.
Emma doesn't want to be a burden to her brother as he tries to provide for himself, so she accepts the proposal of the local lighthouse keeper, Patrick Garraty who recently lost his wife, and is struggling to care for his young son while balancing his duties in the lighthouse.
But Patrick has secrets from his past that threaten to rob him of happiness with his newfound family...

Set on the coast of Michigan, this book has it all, heartfelt heroes that you can't help but cheer for the whole way through, romance, mystery, secrets, pirates, an adorable little boy, and so much more!

I loved Emma and Patrick, they both made the best of the situation, and had their reasons to be hesitant, yet through it all they were dedicated to their marriage and learned from their mistakes. Patrick is perfect tortured hero, and served as a wonderful example of how one truly becomes a new creation in Christ.

Josiah was just so stinkin' cute! Even when he was being bad he captured my heart. I also really liked Ryan, Emma's brother, so imagine my excitement when I found out that he is going to be the subject of the next book in the series! Why can't it just be June already?

Overall, a compelling and heartfelt read, from the beginning to the very end. I loved everything about it! I can't wait to tell all my friends that this is the book that they need to be reading!

Lucie's Review:

A wonderful book that I just couldn't put down!

Emma is a hardworking young woman, I liked her determination and how she was willing to keep trying and learning when things were far from smooth.

Holy Bill was quite the character, yet a true servant of God and great mentor to Patrick. I loved how he encouraged Patrick in his new life, and gave him hope.

Patrick wasn't perfect, but he always gave his best effort, and was dedicated to his job and his son. I loved how patient and gentle he was with Josiah.He was observant, and appreciated Emma's efforts even though he didn't always say so outright.

This is a terrific read, full of interesting characters, set in a fearsome and a beautiful place. There was fantastic dialogue and interaction between the characters, the plot moves quickly, and as the end drew near, I didn't want it to end! Definitely a book that I'd recommend!

Thank you Ms. Hedlund for letting me read your fantastic book and share it with my mother!

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