Thursday, March 3, 2016

Undaunted Hope

GIVEAWAY

HEDULUND, JODY
UNDAUNTED HOPE

Running from the mistakes of her past, Tessa Taylor heads to the uppermost reaches of Michigan, planning to serve as the new teacher to the children of miners. She quickly learns the town had requested a male teacher, but Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through the winter since it's too late to replace her. Tessa can't help but thank him and say she is in his debt.

Determined to make herself irreplaceable once spring thaw arrives, Tessa throws herself into her work, and soon two students have decided Miss Taylor is the right match for their grieving father. At the same time, charming assistant lightkeeper Alex Bjorkhund makes his interest known, surprising Tessa, who has never had men fight for her hand before. But not all is well as she feels that someone is tracking her every move, and she may not be able to escape that trap that has been laid for her.

My Review:

Well hello, Alex Bjorkhund, my name is Kav and I fell in love with you on page 20 (she confesses, blushing furiously.) Brash, determined, a tease and a flirt with a great sense of humour that matches Tessa's. Phew! Is that steam rising off the pages? Because whenever Tessa and Alex are in the same scene sparks do fly.

Alas Tessa is intent on a teaching career and not romance -- especially with a lighthouse keeper. She comes from a lighthouse keeping family and the tragic memories still haunt her. She hates the isolation, the danger and the 24/7 commitment.  But try telling that to Alex. My, but that man knows what he wants and he isn't afraid to go after it. Cue fainting couch. Thud.

Naturally, the course of true love never runs smooth and Tessa finds herself the recipient of two enamoured suitors...not to mention the unwelcome advances of a truly diabolical villain. Shudder. And if all that wasn't enough to complicate her life, Tessa soon discovers that there's something not right about this small mining town she has come to call home. It takes all her courage and ingenuity to stand up to the sinister force that holds the town captive. In the end, Tessa becomes the catalyst for change in the entire community.

Captivating from cover to cover.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Undaunted Hope 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 March 6  2016 . Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

49 comments:

  1. I love Jody's books! I own the previous two in this series, so winning this would be a nice round out to my collection!!!! kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes, it's a great ending to the series and Tessa needed some redeeming, didn't she? Good luck, Kate.

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  2. Ooo. Your review has me intrigued. Thanks for the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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

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  3. I'm so glad to see you offering this one, Kav. Has been on my to-read list. Hope I win!! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a good one to have on that list. Good luck, Cheryl.

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  4. I love this series! And would love to win this book ;)
    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. I want to live in a lighthouse now. :-) Good luck, Samantha.

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  5. Ahhh, I'm looking forward to this one! Tessa annoyed me to no end in Book 2, and I'm looking forward to seeing her character redeemed. Great review, Kav! I hope you found your way off the fainting couch with no harm done ;)
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Yes -- I almost wasn't sure that I wanted to read a whole book about Tessa. LOL But I trust Jody so I did. :-) So thankful for fainting couches -- I would be in traction otherwise. LOL Good luck,, Nicole.

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  6. I would love to read this one!

    kleehar[at]gmail[dot]com

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  7. Looking forward to reading this one. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  8. AH, Kav, so you fell in love with Alex...lol!! I read this one and loved it....always love Jody's books.
    Your winner will be delighted!

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    1. I surely did! My heart rate is speeding up just thinking about him. Blissful sigh.

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  9. I just finished binge-reading the whole Beacons of Hope series, and it is SO good! I'd love to own the books! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Great series to binge-read! Good luck, Karen.

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  10. I have read a few of Jody's books and really enjoyed them. I haven't read this series yet. Thanks for the opportunity!

    sunydey26 at aol dot com

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    1. It's a great series, Johnette. Good luck!

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  11. I totally had to go look up page 20 in my copy... and then I got all kinds of distracted by the wonder that is Alex. Blissful sigh. Fainting couch! Stat! :)

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    1. Have you read it yet, Carrie? Serious romantic tension. Blissful sigh indeed. Hope your fainting couch is up to the challenge. LOL

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    2. oh yes! and I'm in love with Alex too! lol. It took me all of until he spoke up while fishing ;)

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    3. Oh...that fishing scene. Be still my heart. Must go read that first part again just because it's so delicious.

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  12. I love Jody Hedlund's books. I think my favorite is still A Doctor's Lady. I am a little behind on this newer series.

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    1. I love all her books as well. Good luck, Heather.

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  13. YAY! I have the first two in this series, but not this one! I need to catch up. :)
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Oh, yes you do. You`ll love every minute of it. Good luck, Susan.

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  14. Based on your description I'm betting I can beat you by falling in love with Alex by at least page 19! Challenge accepted :) Love Jody Hedlund and her lighthouses.

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    1. You`re on, Cindy!!!! Bwahahaha! Good luck.

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  15. This book looks interesting! I would love to read it.
    Torihoffert(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. SQUEEEE!!!!! A new Jody Hedlund book!!!! I would love to read this one. Thanks Kav.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. SUEEEE!!!! is right, Caryl. Good luck.

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  17. I read one of the other books in this series (plus several of Jody's other books). They were all very good. She does know how to write hunky heroes! Thanks for this great review and the chance to win Undaunted Hope.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yes -- her hunky heroes are the best! Good luck, Pam.

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  18. What a cover! What a book!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You got that right! Good luck, Melanie.

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  19. Oh, the fabulous cover, two likely suitors, steam rising off the page, and Jody Hedlund? Please count me in!! What a wonderful review as always, Kav! BTW I used to be Miss Taylor before I was courted by Mr. Flowers, so I think this book and I were meant to be together! ;)

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. If the stars align two Taylors will meet. Bwahahahaha! Good luck, Diana.

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    2. LOL! I hope the stars align then! I mean they just HAVE to! ;)

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  20. Wonderful review, Kav! I was on Jody's launch team for this book, my first one by her, and I can tell you....I'll be looking for the previous two! That's how much I loved her writing ;-) And delight of delights, she's going to have a 4th one in this series soon...yay!
    Obviously, I'm not entering for the book, but I wanted to read your review and chime in :-) Blessings on the draw everyone!

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    1. Oh, thanks for chiming in with that lovely news. I thought this might be the last one. And I think I know who might just be in the next book. Squeealll!

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  21. Sounds like a really interesting book. I have Michigan on my Bucket List. Hope to visit sometime in the future. Thank you for the review and giveaway.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. I've been intrigued by Michigan since reading a Colleen Coble suspense series set in the Upper Peninsula so it's on my bucket list as well. Good luck, Karen.

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  22. This makes me curious what is holding the town captive!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Bwahahahaha -- you'll have to read it to find out. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  23. I love, love, love Jody Hedlund and I would love to win this book. It sounds like a fabulous read. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

    princessdebbie1_2000ATyahooDOTcom

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