This book was everything I was hoping to find in an inspirational novel. It had a rich and intriguing historical setting, a spunky heroine and a plot that was enhanced by, but not overtaken by, the heroine's love interest. It was so gripping that I read most of it in one day.
" Unending Devotion" by Jody Hedlund is about Lily Young and her quest to find her sister who has ran away to a life of prostitution. Lily is determined to rescue the girl and give her a second chance at life. It isn't long before Lily crosses pathes with the ruggedly handsome Connell.
Connell is immediately captivated by Lily. She is virtuous in a place that has long since lost its moral compass. Her drive to do what is right no matter what the personal cost both enthralls and infuriates him. A few weeks with Lily is enough to leave him questioning his somewhat complacent lifestyle.
I loved everything about this book. Lily had so much zeal for life and for God. The book brought up many spiritual lessons and insights without feeling preachy. The setting was among the lumber camps in Michigan during the late 1800's which I found to be interesting as I have never spent much time reading about them before. I will be reading other books by this author as soon as I can get my hands on them!
I received a free copy of this book to review from Bethany House publishing.