Hey, I just finished reading the newest book by Jody Hedlund called Undaunted Hope. It is the story of Tessa Taylor who just got a teaching job in a small mining town in Michigan.Unfortunately she discovers that they were expecting a male teacher because they never had, nor wanted a female teacher. Percival Updegraff ( Superintendent and Chief mine clerk, AKA the boss of everyone in town) decides to give her a chance because it is too late to look for a replacement. While Tessa was getting her bags off the steamer, She is attacked (sort of) by one of the sailors but is saved by the charming and handsome Alex Bjorklund who is the assistant Lighthouse keeper. For Alex it is love at first sight and he takes no time in letting Tessa know how he feels. The only problem... His brother Michael has also fallen in love with Tessa. Alex and Michael begin to fight for Tessa's attention. Tessa is shocked by the Bjorklund brothers. She has never had two men fight over her before. Tessa soon has other things to worry about though because she found out that someone is tracking her every move. Tessa does not want to do anything that would ruin her new reputation here, especially since she did something foolish back home and completely ruined her reputation, but when someone starts threatening her and those she loves, she is given a choice, Attempt to save those she loves by trusting God or by taking matters into her own hands and giving in to the requests of the person threatening her. Will Tessa be able to save those she loves or will the darkness that is upon the town dim her light as well?
I thought that the book was well written and the plot was interesting , but the story seemed to drag towards the end, It is book 3 of the Beacons of Hope series but I read it as a stand alone and I was able to follow all of the characters without being confused . The characters are well thought out and I enjoyed the banter between Tessa and Alex. Overall the book was good, with lots of romance, humor and little bit of danger , I would recommend the book to someone who likes a dramatic romance story. I rate the book 3 out of 5 Stars ***
You can check out some of Mrs Hedlunds other books, ( I have read several and have thoroughly enjoyed them!) by clicking on the link below
Happy Reading :)
I would like to thank Bethany House for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was not asked to write a favorable review, Just a honest one.