Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hearts made whole by Jody Hedlund

Hearts Made Whole

Can she forgive the hurting man who costs her the role she loves?
After her father’s death, Caroline Taylor has grown confident running the Windmill Point Lighthouse. But in 1865 Michigan, women aren’t supposed to have such roles, so it’s only a matter of time before the lighthouse inspector appoints a new keeper–even though Caroline has nowhere else to go and no other job available to her.
Ryan Chambers is a Civil War veteran still haunted by the horrors of battle. He’s secured the position of lighthouse keeper mostly for the isolation–the chance to hide from his past is appealing. He’s not expecting the current keeper to be a feisty and beautiful woman who’s angry with him for taking her job and for his inability to properly run the light. When his failings endanger others, he and Caroline realize he’s in no shape to run the lighthouse, but he’s unwilling to let anyone close enough to help. Caroline feels drawn to this wounded soul, but with both of them relying on that single position, can they look past their loss to a future filled with hope…and possibly love?
My opinion: This book deals with a women fulfilling an unconventional role during the time, helping man a lighthouse,but after the death of her Father that isn't to last and with a new keeper coming Caroline finds herself without a job and without a place to live. When a wounded Civil War veteran comes to take over the lighthouse she quickly realizes that he knows nothing about running a lighthouse, but will they overcome their pride and past to build a future together? Overall I really enjoyed this book and found the characters engaging and interesting. Quite a bit of the book was predictable but it was still an enjoyable read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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