Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Book Review: Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund

Publisher's blurb: 1859 - Presque Isle, Michigan
What Is the Secret That Could Shipwreck Both of Their Lives?

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: I liked this book. It depicted a time when you just did what you had to do to survive. Most people today would consider having to marry a complete stranger absolutely barbaric, but I am sure things like this happened more frequently then we think. Emma's cooking skills add the right touch of humor to the book.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 

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