Beacons of Hope
(Northern Lights Press)
June 2016/342 pages/$12.99/$4.99 ebook
Race Point, Massachusetts, 1876
Will she ever be able to stop running, even when she believes she’s finally safe?
Heiress to a vast fortune, Victoria Cole has everything she wants, including the perfect fiancé. Having left two other men at the altar, Victoria is sure that now she’s found her true love and will finally live happily ever after. As her wedding draws near, however, Victoria’s life is threatened. To keep her safe, Victoria’s father hires a bodyguard.
Tom Cushman’s number one priority is protecting his clients, which means no personal entanglements. But he’s never guarded someone as beautiful and winsome as Victoria. After a near-kidnapping, the wedding is cancelled, and Tom hides Victoria at Cape Cod’s Race Point Lighthouse until her attacker can be found. Appointed as assistant light keeper with Victoria posing as his wife, Tom believes the isolation of the lighthouse will keep her safe.
As Victoria struggles to live without familiar luxuries, her heart betrays her with growing feelings for her protector. Determined to help Tom stop fleeing from his haunted past, can the runaway bride learn to face her own fears? With the attacker closing in, will both of them ever be able to stop running and find the safety they long for?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).
When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate. Learn more at her website and visit her on Facebook.
Jody Hedlund brings this incredible series to a satisfying, albeit slightly bittersweet, close with this fourth novel. Like the previous books, Forever Safe can be enjoyed as a standalone. However, those who have read the previous books will delight in glimpsing the threads that connect the stories; I especially love how Hedlund connect this final story to the first one. While the earlier tales focused on Michigan lighthouses, Massachusetts beckons the reader for this final book. As always, Hedlund creates complex, flawed, and likable characters. So many elements make this novel impossible to put down without reading just one more chapter--an engaging story, endearing romance, escalating danger, authentic spiritual struggles, and a sigh-worthy ending. Fascinating historical perspective brings the world of a lighthouse keeper to life. Add Forever Safe and the Beacons of Hope series to your summer reading list!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Jody Hedlund for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
BEACONS OF HOPE - MY REVIEWS
Out of the Storm (FREE prequel novella!)
Love Unexpected plus A Q&A with Jody Hedlund
Hearts Made Whole - and A Q&A with Jody Hedlund
Undaunted Hope (Q&A included with the review)
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