Windmill Point, Michigan
Can She Forgive the Hurting Man Who Costs Her the Role She Loves?
After her father’s death, Caroline Taylor has grown confident running the Windmill Point Lighthouse. But in 1865 Michigan, women aren’t supposed to have such roles, so it’s only a matter of time before the lighthouse inspector appoints a new keeper–even though Caroline has nowhere else to go and no other job available to her.
Ryan Chambers is a Civil War veteran still haunted by the horrors of battle. He’s secured the position of lighthouse keeper mostly for the isolation–the chance to hide from his past is appealing. He’s not expecting the current keeper to be a feisty and beautiful woman who’s angry with him for taking her job and for his inability to properly run the light. When his failings endanger others, he and Caroline realize he’s in no shape to run the lighthouse, but he’s unwilling to let anyone close enough to help. Caroline feels drawn to this wounded soul, but with both of them relying on that single position, can they look past their loss to a future filled with hope…and possibly love?
My thoughts and giveaway:
Jody Hedlund (sigh). I have never been disappointed with anything I have read of hers so far. I don’t know how she turns out book after book that captures me, keeps me up way past my bedtime, has me feeling so deeply for her characters but she does.
Hearts Made Whole is a wonderful story of two people dealing with different things and brought together by a lighthouse.
Ryan Chambers is introduced in the first book in this series. Don’t worry, if you didn’t read the first book you won’t feel lost. It truly can be read as a stand-alone. He is returning from the Civil War and he is broken, inside and out. We easily see his outward wounds but it’s the ones on the inside that Jody slowly reveals to the reader.
Caroline wants to take care of everybody but herself. So much is resting on her shoulders and she’s willing to sacrifice her own happiness to care for her family. But someone starts targeting her and strange things are happening at her home.
This book deals with the wounds that so many of us carry and coming to the One who can redeem and restore, who makes all things new.
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