Eagle Harbor, Michigan
In a Town Mired in Darkness,
She May Shine the Light They Need
Running from the mistakes of her past, Tessa Taylor heads to the uppermost reaches of Michigan, planning to serve as the new teacher to the children of miners. She quickly learns the town had requested a male teacher, but Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through winter since it’s too late to replace her. Tessa can’t help but thank him and say she is in his debt.
Determined to make herself irreplaceable once spring thaw arrives, Tessa throws herself into her work, and soon two students have decided Miss Taylor is the right match for their grieving father. At the same time, charming assistant lightkeeper Alex Bjorklund makes his interest known, surprising Tessa, who has never had men fight for her hand before. But not all is well as she feels that someone is tracking her every move, and she may not be able to escape the trap that has been laid for her.
In true Jody Hedlund form, she has created a cast of characters for us to love (or not, depending on the character).
Tessa comes from the book before this one (however, if you haven’t read the previous book don’t let that stop you from picking up this one but the other books in this series are amazing). I wasn’t a huge fan of some of Tessa’s choices in the previous book but she is looking to redeem herself and that alone puts me on her side.
She meets Alex and is a hero from the very beginning, a kind and strong man who can see Tessa’s true beauty.
I also love that fact this book takes place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I love northern Michigan, there is so much beauty so it was wonderful to visit this part of my great state.
Another great book by Jody, you won’t be disappointed.
A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.