Monday, January 2, 2017

Never Forget

Never Forget
Beacons of Hope, Book 5
Jody Hedlund
(Northern Lights Press)
ISBN: 978-0692770870
January 2017/12.99 paperback/$4.99 ebook

Rose Island Lighthouse, Rhode Island
June 1880

Will she betray his trust to stay on the island she loves?

Abbie Watson is content to spend her days clamming, crabbing, and tending Rose Island Lighthouse. Her grandpa is the head light keeper, but his senility may lead to their eviction. Since leaving the island would kill her beloved Gramps, Abbie will do anything to keep him in the one place he knows and loves.

Wealthy Nathaniel Winthrop III’s wild living has gained him a reputation as the ‘bad boy’ among the elite social circles of Newport. After a blow to the head in a yachting accident washes him up on Rose Island, Nathaniel has no memories of his past.

Abbie tends the wounded stranger in her home only to realize he assumes they’re married. Although she knows she needs to correct Nathaniel’s mistake, his presence calms Gramps and provides a way to prevent eviction from the lighthouse.

The longer the charade continues, the harder it gets for Abbie to tell Nathaniel the truth, more so as she begins to fall in love. Everyone she’s ever loved has abandoned her. Will Nathaniel leave her too, once he discovers he’s not really her husband?

Winner of the 2016 Christian Book Award and finalist for the Christy Awards, best-selling author Jody Hedlund writes inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.

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.


I was thrilled to discover that Jody Hedlund decided to write a fifth book in her incredible Beacons of Hope series. I have loved each of these books, and Never Forget is a wonderful finale. As always, Hedlund creates authentic characters that are easy to like. Her portrayal of Gramps in his dementia and Abbie's love for and commitment to him, as well as Nathaniel's understanding and compassionate interactions, moved me. This is a novel that tugs at the emotions with numerous twists that pulled me in deeper at every turn. Forgiveness, honor, and integrity are just a few of the truths woven into this captivating tale. While easily read as a standalone, those who have read the series will appreciate how Never Forget comes full circle with a thread that connects to the first novel, Love Unexpected. Don't miss this book and this series, and add Jody Hedlund to your list of must-read authors!

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.”


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)
Forever Safe
Never Forget


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