Saturday, November 24, 2012

Unending Devotion

Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund was a riveting read. It addresses a topic so many Christian authors shy away from: prostitution. Particularly in the 1883 lumber camps.

Lily Young's only sister has disappeared into one of the numerous lumber camps of Michigan with the intention of making money. Lily is determined to rescue Daisey, even if it means walking into every brothel in the state. Connell McCormick has turned a blind eye to his workers frequenting the brothels, believing it to be the only way to keep them happy and that as long as he didn't partake he was still being a good Christian.

Lily takes Connell's blinders off as she fights for her sister. But will Lily's impulsive ways save the day or create more chaos? And will Connell be able to protect Lily from her enemies?

Hedlund approaches the topic of prostitution without beating a Bible over her readers' heads. If fact she doesn't really address it directly. She just shows through her characters that love is the only way to deal with any type of sin. Love and forgiveness.

Both Lily and Connell's struggles, internal and external, are expertly constructed. The whole story is humorous and serious, the perfect blend.

I look forward to what Hedlund comes up with next.

Take a look at the trailer.

*I was given a free copy by Bethany House Publishers in return for an honest review.

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