Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Historical Fiction
Undaunted Hope is Book 3 in Jody Hedlund’s Beacons of Hope series. Undaunted Hope is the story of Tessa Taylor, who ventures from her hometown to Eagle Harbor, Michigan to take a position as a schoolteacher. Tessa Taylor’s fresh start is beset by many challenges. The chief clerk of Cole Mine, is calculating, cruel, and tries every chance he can to compromise Tessa. However, for every dark cloud (or character) there are those that are endearing and Jody Hedlund depicts a few. One such character is Alex Bjorklund. Upon their first meeting, it is clear Alex and Tessa have an unrivaled chemistry (you will definitely find yourself rooting for these two throughout the story). Other endearing characters are Ingrid and Gunnar Bjorklund, Alex’s niece and nephew.
Overall, this is a memorable novel. While this book is part of a series, I feel that it works as a standalone book. I really enjoyed the author’s style of writing; I was thoroughly involved in the town of Eagle Harbor. I would recommend that you check this book and author out.
Note: I have received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.