Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: September 1, 2012
From the back cover:
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?
With intricate historical detail, sweeping drama, and the perfect dash of romance, UNENDING DEVOTION is a captivating read from beginning to end. Jody Hedlund does not shy away from difficult subjects, tackling the seedy side of logging camps, forced prostitution, and the apathy that exists when corruption becomes too big to fight against.
In Lily, Jody Hedlund has written a heroine with an unconditional love for her sister, and that love, that unending devotion toward Daisy is woven into a beautiful story that becomes a fantastic representation of God’s love for us. Lily’s strength and determination to do what is right, even in the face of powerful opposition, is an important reminder to all of us to stand up for what we believe in–to fight for good even when it seems easier to let evil prevail.
I really enjoyed how Connell grows and changes throughout the course of the book, starting out as someone who is determined not to get involved, and through falling for Lily, understanding the importance of standing up for what is right, no matter the danger or the consequences. Their love story is enchanting and wonderfully written and adds such a great layer to the story.
I highly recommend UNENDING DEVOTION and will be on the lookout for more books from Jody Hedlund!