Monday, June 8, 2015

Hearts Made Whole

GIVEAWAY

HEDLUND, JODY
HEARTS MADE WHOLE

1865Windmill Point, Michigan

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 Review:
 
Hedlund has the ability to carry her readers away to another place and time -- so much so that it's jarring to stop reading and find yourself in the 21st century again! I've always been fascinated with lighthouses. I used to think it would be so romantic to live in one so this Beacons of Hope series is sheer bliss for me.
 
Caroline is a strong heroine who can't afford to expose any vulnerabilities. Ryan is a flawed hero who sees them anyway. The two together seem like a disaster waiting to happen and yet they compliment each other in so many ways -- unknowingly drawing strength from each other. Oh my -- and their first meet? I didn't know whether to laugh or cry! And if you like a toe-curling romance then look no further. 

A touch of spine-tingling suspense (that made me squirm a time or two!) adds an extra dimension to an already riveting read. The tension grows taut as treachery abounds and Caroline and Ryan are caught up in sinister subterfuge. Phew! An amazing book that was over way too fast. But there's no way I could have put the brakes on and tried to draw the experience out. It was just too spellbinding. I needed to know what happened. Now! So, yes, Hearts Made Whole comes highly recommended.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House for supplying me with a review copy of this book.
 
 
GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Heart Made Whole please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 14
 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

In addition to this giveaway, the author and publisher are holding one of their own. You'll find details for that giveaway below.

Celebrate the release of Hearts Made Whole by entering to win an Afternoon at the Beach prize pack and RSVPing to Jody's June 23rd author chat party!
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 23rd.Winner will be announced June 23rd at Jody's Facebook partyRSVP here!

59 comments:

  1. Thanks for offering Jody's latest, Kav. I really, really want to win this one!! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. It's sooooooo good, Cheryl, you definitely need to read it. Good luck.

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  2. Hi Kav,

    I have this book sitting in my TBR pile, and am looking forward to reading it.

    I love lighthouses too! We live close to the Maine Coast and I have entertained dreams of getting a job of being a lighthouse keeper. Unfortunately the Coast Guard is in charge of taking care of them : (

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    1. I wonder if there are any lighthouse keepers left? Luck you living close to the Maine coast. Good luck, Tammi.

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  3. I haven't read her last few books, but always look forward to a good historical!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And this would definitely be considered a good historical. Good luck, Patty.

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  4. I just finished Love Unexpected last night so I am really looking forward to reading this one!

    kleehar[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Oh...good timing then. Good luck, Kristin.

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  5. I would love to be entered! I loved the 1st book in this series, and the uniqueness added by the lighthouses.
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's such a great series, isn't it, Nicole? Good luck.

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  6. Jody Hedlund's books are terrific! Thanks for the chance to win Hearts Made Whole.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  7. Jody Hedlund is a wonderful writer. I would love to read Hearts Made Whole. Thank you for the opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. She's a definite must-read-everything-by-this-author kind of writer. Good luck, Melanie.

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  8. Wow!! What a wonderful review - thank you, Kav!! "Hearts Made Whole" sounds like such an exciting, emotional book - I have Jody's other novels and can't wait to read this one!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's awesome, Bonnie. Good luck.

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  9. Being taken away to another place and time is always exciting! Love to read this!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Armchair time travel is the best. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. I really enjoy your review of this Kav. I can almost picture myself being there. Can't wait to read this one .
    Deanne Patterson
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. Please don't enter me in the giveaway as I just won last week. I basically wanted to read your opinion of this book. I read the first one in this series, bc like you, I'm fascinated with lighthouses, and Jody Hedlund is one of my favorite authors. You're review is wonderfully tempting and so beautifully written. I just loved reading it and glad I stopped by!

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    1. Thanks, Diana, and you'll definitely love this book too.

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    2. I do know that "your" is spelled wrong, but my Kindle has a mind of it's own. Especially when I don't proof read. Lol

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  12. So aggravating when Google changes things and caused my comment to disappear. :( Loved your descriptions in the review Kav. Please put my name in. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Sometimes Blogger can be so annoying, but we can't live with it him, can we, Maxie? Good luck.

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  13. Nice giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  14. Oh, I've been waiting for this... add me please! Love lighthouses too. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. I read everything by Jody Hedlund --- or I thought I had until I just discovered I missed one that was recently released -- ad Medieval story no less. Good luck, Merry.

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  15. Oh this sounds like such a good book!! I can't wait to read it!! alander87 at allcom dot net

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    1. It's well worth the read, that's for sure. Good luck, Abby.

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  16. I am so looking forward to reading this one. Love historical books and know she is a great author. Thank you for this chance. Pennymarks at frontier dot com

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    1. Penny, I love great historicals too and Jody Hedlund is one of the best. Good luck.

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  17. I still haven't read a thing by Jody, so I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance :) hull_danielle at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, you have so much to look forward to, Danielle. Good luck!

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  18. Thank you for this opportunity! Jodu Hedlund is by far one of my favorite authors!

    dance.yourself.silly18ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's a go-to author for me as well. Good luck, Rachel.

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  19. Can't wait to read this book!!

    mcneinasATgmailDOTcom

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  20. I love Jody's books and would love to win this! Thank You!

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  21. Woo Hoo! I can't wait to read HEARTS MADE WHOLE.
    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. It's a must read for sure. Good luck, Caryl.

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  22. Would love a chance to read this historical novel...right up my alley!

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    1. You can't go wrong with this author, that's for sure. Good luck, Lisa.

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  23. Jody Hedlund's books are amazing! I have read a few of them. Haven't had a chance to read this one yet! Would love a chance to read it though!

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    1. It's a fantastic read -- like all her others. Good luck!

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  24. I love her books and lighthouses too! Would love a chance to read.
    countryroadsleadme(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Hoping to win, I love stories about life during that time in our history. Cathy Allen (cathyallenrn87ATgmailDOTcom)

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    1. Thank goodness for historical fiction or I wouldn't know anything but history! LOL Good luck, Cathy.

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  26. I would love to win this! I love historical fiction! Thanks for the opportunity! grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Brenda. Good luck!

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