Thursday, April 9, 2015

Beacons of Hope / Novella

I think the weather is finally getting the memo that it's spring. For the first couple weeks of Spring it was still cold and we even got snow in April! It's finally warmed up and almost our snow has disappeared. It's so wonderful to be able to go outside without a coat! As much as I will miss the joys of Winter, I'm loving this warm weather.

I decided on reviewing the series, Beacons of Hope by Jody Hedlund. So far book one and a novella have been written. The second book, Hearts Made Whole is coming out in June! I can't wait. Today's book, Out of the Storm is the novella and one of the first that I've actually liked; usually, I find the plot development to be boring. I wrote this review when the book first came out, as you might be able to tell when you read it. The book is currently free on Amazon so if you want to read it now's the time. :)




Book Title: Out of the Storm
Series: Beacons of Hope (Novella)
Author: Jody Hedlund

Description:
Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known–and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down.

Bestselling author Jody Hedlund’s Out of the Storm is her first ever novella and introduces readers to Beacons of Hope, a new series set in the 1800s amid the romance, history, and danger surrounding the Great Lakes lighthouses of Michigan.

My Review:
For being a novella I was really pleased with this book. I'm not usually a fan of them, way too short, and even though I would have loved it to be longer, Out of the Storm was an exciting and romantic story. I really loved both the main characters, Isabelle and Henry. They made a cute couple and I liked how Isabelle made Henry a better person and vica-versa. The plot with the "bad guys" was not that enthralling but I don't see how it could have been better with the limited number of pages so overall, the book was great! It always makes my day (day? no week :) when Jody Hedlund comes out with another book.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is something I found on the author's website. I guess you could call it a bonus feature. (Is there an actual term...?) I was excited to have come across it. Hope you will enjoy it too.


Isabelle’s Letter

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December 1854
Presque Isle Lighthouse
Lake Huron, Michigan

My name is Isabelle Thornton and I sit down at my father’s desk this winter day to put into words all of the many thoughts and experiences I’ve had since the big storm hit in October two months ago….


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