Sunday, February 14, 2016

Undaunted Hope - Jody Hedlund

Undaunted Hope – Jody Hedlund

            Jody Hedlund is one of my all time favorite authors.  She puts so much research into her stories, and you can tell.  Undaunted Hope, the 3rd book in the Beacons of Hope series, is Tessa’s story.  Tessa made some pretty poor decisions, which have tarnished her reputation.  She has taken a position as a teacher far away from home in order to hopefully out run that reputation.  She landed in her new town with a splash – literally.
            Alex is an assistant light keeper, who rescued Tessa before they formally met.  Persival is a tyrant who runs the town with fear as a weapon.  There are so many twists in this book that I just won’t go into any more detail.
            One thing that I loved about this book is that in the beginning Tessa values a formal education over everything.  However, she begins to view the townspeople as individuals, and sees their worth outside of their education.  “You know that I admire you for who you are, not for what you can or cannot do.”  This is really a lesson many people could learn today: value people not their education.
            I really enjoyed this book, and I think you will too!

**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks, Bethany House!**

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