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Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund Reviews
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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 11, 2014

    From the publisher:
    All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she’s left destitute and with no place to stay.

    An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He’s just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other’s dilemma. After a hasty marriage, she finds herself heading to the lighthouse with this handsome but quiet stranger. Nothing in her aimless life, though, has prepared her for parenting a rambunctious toddler, as well as managing a household.

    Emma soon suspects Patrick may be hiding something from her, and then she hears a disturbing rumor about the circumstances surrounding his late wife’s death. It seems as if her wish for a home and family of her own could end up leading her once more into turbulent waters.
    My review

    Love Unexpected By Jody Hedlund is a very good read. This is a historical romance set in 1859 in Presque Isle, Michigan. It involves a young woman named Emma Chambers who is shipwrecked on Presque Isle with her brother Ryan. Here she encounters a newly widowed man, Patrick (who has many secrets from his past he would rather just stayed there) and his 2 yr old son Josiah. Patrick needs help with Josiah, and Emma needs a home, a marriage of convenience is proposed and the traveling minister marrys them. Soon though Patrick’s secrets begin to unravel this marriage.

    I enjoyed this book. There were a few parts that were a little slow in the middle, where you were kind of saying ‘ok, enough already- let’s get on with this.” It seemed to me that way anyway. That is the reason for the 4 stars instead of five. I kept reading and the story picked back up and got going again, so over-all I really enjoyed it.

    I would recommend it and have. I received this book from the publisher to do an open and honest review on this book. All opinions ar mine and only my own.

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