This book just touched me heart and soul. As a women it is so hard to think we can not do what men can do. I can not even imagine not being allowed to try. Hearts Made Whole was just full of such beautiful emotion. I had such respect for Caroline and then such sadness for her. I can not even imagine if all of that trauma had happened to me, and how I would react. The writing in this book just speaks to you. Its one of those you do not want to put down. I love and hated Ryan all at the same time. The story just drew you in to sides, until finally you were rooting for the both of them. The story speaks so greatly of loss and heartbreak, but also of renewal and compassion. I just love Jody Hedlund's writing style. It just keeps you wanting more.
1865 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?
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.
As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she's not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.
She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.
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