Hearts Made Whole
By: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Bethany House
Windmill Point, Michigan, 1865 at the close of the Civil War finds Caroline Taylor running the lighthouse after her father’s death. Although women were not supposed to have such jobs because she had been doing most of the work before her father died and because she had young siblings to support the commission let her stay until the Civil War Veterans started coming home.
Ryan Chambers, a veteran, acquired the position because he was a Vet, a drunk and strung out on drugs due to an injury during the war and mostly because the lighthouse inspector was corrupt and he needed a keeper who would turn the other way while he continued his illegal smuggling practices.
Ryan shows up at the lighthouse early, not knowing the former keeper was still in residence so he crawls into bed…while Caroline is still in it. He is quickly and rudely introduced to Caroline’s feisty demeanor and Caroline quickly realizes he is in no condition to run the lighthouse.
If you are looking for an afternoon of entertainment, look no further as Jody Hedlund certainly provides that in “Hearts Made Whole”. She delights us with another book filled with courage, forgiveness, faith, a little romance and a mystery to boot! I fell in love with Caroline’s character and wanted to thump some sense into Ryan. With Caroline’s perseverance, she with God’s help was able to help Ryan heal both physically and emotionally while providing for her family. I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. Also loved that it is based on historical lighthouse facts.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Bethany House, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.