I received a copy of UNENDING DEVOTION by Jody Hedlund from Bethany House. The cover is addictive – a young woman wearing a cape stands amongst skeleton trees while looking pensively out at the audience. Who can resist that?
I am never disappointed with Bethany House’s books. They have the perfect mix of religion, romance, and adventure, with a sprinkling of danger that keep you riveted to the edge of your seat. This novel was no exception. Lily Young has had a hard life. She’s had to raise her sister, but now her sister is trapped somewhere as a prostitute. Lily is determined to find and save her, so she travels around logging camps. Her companion is a photographer who uses Lily as his assistant. As they search for her sister, they save other unwilling prostitutes.
I adored the mingling of mystery and history. It really is one of those books that sucks you back in time. I never considered what life might have been like for prostitutes or photographers in the logging camps during the late 1800’s. This opened my eyes to the dangers and heartaches. I really felt for the helpless girls. I highly recommend this novel to history lovers like myself.