Monday, September 10, 2012

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About the Book: 

Michigan, 1883

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 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?

Meet Jody: 

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.

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What I Thought About the Book:

I love historical fiction books, and this one ranks right up there. I think one thing I loved about it is the setting for the time period. So many books for late 1800's are set in the west or the south. I love that it was in Michigan!! 

Lily is a headstrong young woman who needs to learn when it is safe to do something and when it is not. She seemed to just jump right in to things before completely thinking things over, much out of guilt and devotion to responsibility. I loved watching her grow through the story. She had so much to learn about the love of God and how He had given it to her in many ways and she didn't recognize it. 

I think Connell was my favorite character. He was so interesting to me. He really seemed to be surprised at falling in love and with someone he surely did not ever think he would fall in love with and then watching that person make choices he never would or he thought was foolish. He reminds me of so many "good" people I know who do nothing or little about all the sin around them even though they don't participate in it. It's easier that way they think.

The historical facts in the book are great. It was interesting to learn about the logging practices during that time period.  I had known a little, but to find out just how rough and tough these logger camps were and the little towns near them was an big eye opener to me.

I think that most anyone would enjoy this book. It is not a typical romance book at all and the little twists and turns it takes keeps you wanting to find out more all the way through.

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I received a copy of the book from the publisher through Litfuse for review purposes alone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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