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Friday, June 3, 2016

Forever Safe - Beacons of Hope Book 4 - Jody Hedlund

After yet another attempted kidnapping, Victoria Cole is sent into hiding. With her bodyguard, Tom Cushman as her sole protector, they flee to Race Point Lighthouse on Cape Cod. What lies in store for them both may be more than their hearts can bear. Will they allow their fears to force them apart? Or will they be able to face the fears of the past...and the future together, forever? 

My Thoughts
In Forever Safe we travel away from the lighthouses of Michigan and we find ourselves in Newport and beautiful Cape Cod on the Eastern shores of America.









The very first chapter had me giggling, holding my breath, and very near to tears. If anyone knows how to write a compelling opening, it is Jody Hedlund. I LOVE that this book brings the story around full circle from the Novella - Out of the Storm. I enjoyed the new setting. It was fun to "revisit" Newport and I laughed out loud at the mention of the bathing machine, remembering Jen Turano's book In Good Company. My eyes always skip ahead
on the page while reading Jody's books. My brain apparently is too eager to find out what is going to happen. Zelma has to be one of my FAVORITE characters of Jody's EVER! She is a remarkable woman...And beyond that, I'm not telling you anything else. Because I want you to read Forever Safe and discover her beauty and love for yourself. Victoria and Tom's journey is so powerful. I know that many of us have had to deal with fears of the past, and the future. Even though this is fiction, the message is so true. God can take the least likely circumstance...something that we look at and say, "Nope! That is NOT God's plan." But He works and fashions it into something more beautiful than we could ever dream. My family is living proof of this. What the enemy meant for harm, God has brought life and healing. Our testimony of God's faithfulness and provision never ceases to amaze me. Everyday is a new adventure, and I can go forth boldly, knowing that our Heavenly Father is fighting for us. One thing that I adore about Jody, is that she writes passionate romance without the coarseness that our society has come to expect. Pure love radiates from her stories and takes my breath away. I respect and admire her for that.

Oh, what an adventure! Jody, PLEASE write a fifth book! I long to see where the Cross of Hope goes next.

If you have been following this series, you will be familiar with Isabelle's letter. Did you know that you can read the full letter here

I received a free copy of Forever Safe in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

My Rating★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info) (I have a lot of these...what can I say, the books I have been reading are truly bewitching!)



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About the Author

Winner of the 2016 Christian Book Award and finalist for the Christy Awards, best-selling author Jody Hedlund writes inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.
Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).
When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.
Jody is represented by Natasha Kern of Natasha Kern Literary Agency
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Beacons of Hope Series
Out of the Storm
Novella
Beautiful opening to the Beacons of Hope series. This story ties all of the other books together. Read More.









Love Unexpected
Book 1
Lighthouses are a thing of beauty. Yet they are also to be feared and respected. The dangers of being a lightkeeper are known all too well to Patrick Garraty. Read More.








Hearts Made Whole
Book 2
With sorrow and uncertainty all around, Caroline will do anything to keep her family safe and protected. Read More.












Undaunted Hope
Book 3
When Tessa's hope and dreams are thwarted, she must face her deepest fears. Will she have the strength to overcome? Read More.

6 comments:

  1. WOW! Great review!!!!! Makes me want to grab a copy and read it! Adding to my TBR for sure. Thanks!!

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    1. **Swoons** Thank you!!! I think I'm blushing! Hehe! You will LOVE it!!!

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  2. Beautiful review, Rachel! I long to read it! 😉

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    1. Thank you Deirdre! I hope you enjoy it! ;-)

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  3. ahhhhh can't wait to read this one!!

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    1. I am always baffled when I discover you have not read a book that I have hahaha!

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