Monday, September 10, 2012

Unending Devotion and giveaway

Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Bethany House
September 2012
ISBN: 978-0764208348
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Lily Young’s sister Daisy left home, claiming she could make a lot of money working in the logging towns as a prostitute. Lily is certain that her sister is tired of that life and wants to leave, but she doesn’t know how to escape. So, posing as a photographer’s assistant, she searches through logging towns, hoping to find her sister.

When Lily arrives in Harrison, Michigan, she lands in the lights of lumber baron Connell McCormick. Connell is aiming to increase the family fortune, and figures as long as he lives an upright life, that’s all that matters. But when Lily arrives in town, his world is upended and he realizes that dangerous men have gained too much power while he turned a blind eye.

Lily soon secures Connell’s help—but will she find her sister? Or will standing for what’s right cost them both everything?

UNENDING DEVOTION has a unique premise, one that caught me attention and piqued my interest. The men who worked in lumber camps were a rough and rowdy bunch, but I never considered that lumber towns would employ prostitutes and gaming houses to entertain the men. Most of the camps I’ve visited in Michigan were pretty isolated, not towns. But it might have been different in Harrison.

Lily is a spunky heroine, one who would upend any man’s world. Connell seemed a sweetheart, right from the start. I loved the way his mind worked, very analytical. If you are a fan of historical romance and want one with a different twist then UNENDING DEVOTION is a book to consider. I think this is the first book I’ve read by Jody Hedlund, but UNENDING DEVOTION, but I’m sure it won’t be the last. $14.99. 374 pages.

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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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To CELEBRATE the release of Jody Hedlund's new book, "Unending Devotion" she's giving away a Nikon Camera Prize Pack and hosting an Author Chat Party on 9/18! Click to enter and RSVP! “Full of period detail and engaging dialogue ... exciting and unpredictable to the very end."

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Celebrate with Jody by entering to win a Nikon Camera Prize Pack!

One “devoted” winner will receive:
• A Nikon COOLPIX Digital Camera
• $25 Shutterfly gift certficate
• Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

Enter today by clicking the icons on the sidebar. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 17th. Winner will be announced at the “Unending Deovtion” Author Chat Facebook Party on 9/18. Connect with Jody, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Unending Devotion and join Jody on the evening of the September 18th for a chance to connect with Jody and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)


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