Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund

Once again Jody Hedlund writes an intriguing, heart wrenching story of love and forgiveness and the weight of responsibility.  I really enjoyed Jody's latest book.  It is the second in the Beacons of Hope series, but it can definitely stand alone. I cannot tell you how much I loved this book. Jody's style of writing really draws you into her characters lives. They become a part of your life.  My heart broke for each of the main characters at one time of another.  There were such frustrating parts of this story I wanted to scream, but it was only because they were real life struggles that I could relate to.  Does love rule over obligation?  Or is it a sacrifice you must make to care for those you must?  It is not an easy decision and one the strong female lead character must struggle with throughout the entire book.  You want so badly to tell her what to do, but the truth is - do you really even know what is best?  To trust someone that is hurt and broken or trust someone who can provide a home?  This book will keep you intrigued until the last page.  Twists and turns around every corner and a feeling of satisfaction when you are done reading it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  I was given a copy to review from Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinion.