Thursday, December 18, 2014

An Unexpected Delight - Love Unexpected!

Love Unexpected is a delightful romance with a plot reminiscent of Love Comes Softly, with a dash of mystery and adventure to keep things exciting. With well-drawn characters, a sigh-worthy romance, and a page-turning ending, this book is a great read for lovers of historical fiction. It’s also set in Michigan (my home state) so I loved the details about places I’ve actually been. And did I mention lighthouses??

If you’ve never read a Jody Hedlund novel (or even if you have), treat yourself and indulge in this fantastic book!

Presque Isle, Michigan

What Is the Secret That Could Shipwreck Both of Their Lives?

All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she's left destitute and with no place to stay.

An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He's just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other's dilemma. After a hasty marriage, she finds herself heading to the lighthouse with this handsome but quiet stranger. Nothing in her aimless life, though, has prepared her for parenting a rambunctious toddler, as well as managing a household.

Emma soon suspects Patrick may be hiding something from her, and then she hears a disturbing rumor about the circumstances surrounding his late wife's death. It seems as if her wish for a home and family of her own could end up leading her once more into turbulent waters.

About the Author
Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of seven novels, including Captured By Love, Rebellious Heart, and The Preacher's Bride, winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence and a finalist for the 2011 Carol Award in First Novel. She received a bachelor's from Taylor University and a master's from University of Wisconsin, both in social work. Currently she makes her home in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She can be found online at