ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Her first published book, The Preacher’s Bride (2010 Bethany House Publishers), became a best seller and has won multiple awards.
Her second book, The Doctor’s Lady, released in September of 2011, and her third book, Unending Devotion, is out now. She’s currently busy researching and writing another book!
Jody has been married for twenty years to her college sweetheart. Jody has five children ranging in ages from 15 to 6, with a set of twin daughters in the mix to make things more lively.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging camps lead her to Harrison and into the sights of Connell McCormick, a man doing his best to add to the hard-earned fortunes of his lumber baron father.
Posing during the day as a photographer's assistant, Lily can't understand why any God-fearing citizen would allow evil to persist and why men like Connell McCormick turn a blind eye to the crime rampant in the town. But Connell is boss-man of three of his father's lumber camps in the area, and like most of the other men, he's interested in clearing the pine and earning a profit. He figures as long as he's living an upright life, that's what matters.
Lily challenges everything he thought he knew, and together they work not only to save her sister but to put an end to the corruption that's dominated Harrison for so long.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Unending Devotion, go HERE.
My Thoughts on this Book:
this story brings the 1870's lumber camps of Michigan to life. As Oren and Lily photograph shanty boys in the camps, Lily desperately searches for her younger sister Daisy, knowing deep in her heart, has taken her life to prostitution. While looking for her sister, Lily meets Connell McCormick, the rugged man that's behind the loss of the trees and beauty of Michigan forests. This story is based on true facts which makes it literally come to life. A page turner until the end..
I receieved this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.