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1.04.2017

Never Forget ~ Review

Never Forget
Beacons of Hope #5
By Jody Hedlund

Abbie Watson will do anything to keep her Gramps on Rose Island and she is willing to admit it. Her marriage to her missing husband Nate is proof of just how far she'll go to keep him in his home. But when a fellow lighthouse keeper threatens to take Gramps position Abbie becomes desperate to find a solution.

When a stranger washes up on shore after a storm he offers her a possible solution ~ he has no memory of who he is and he assumes that that he is her no account husband. Can Abbie allow this stranger to continue in his mistake? Nathaniel is nothing like Nate - for one thing it is obvious that he comes from a different background based upon his appearance alone. But Nathaniel has an almost instant connection with Gramps that has a calming effect on him. And Nathaniel is determined to become a better man than he has been - he views his loss of memory and identity as a second chance to right the wrongs of his past.

But Nathaniel is more than just a washed up survivor, he is Nathaniel Winthrop III, former fiancĂ© to Victoria Cole and the now reigning Bad Boy of Newport.  Can he truly change and if his memories return will the changes a simple life brings make a permanent change? Or will his former ways hold sway?

But when the truth becomes known everything could be lost. But who will lose more Abbie, Nathaniel, or Gramps? Time is not on Abbie's side and she needs to be prepared.

Never Forget is the fifth and final book in the Beacons of Hope series. Each story is complete in itself but there is a person who carries over tying the books together and there is a wooden cross which is a fixture throughout. If you haven't read the previous books you will have no problem reading this book from cover to cover. Readers who enjoy historical romance fiction will enjoy this newest offering from Jody Hedlund. The historical connections are discussed in the back of the book so that the reader can more fully grasp the setting of the book.

I was provided a digital ARC of this book by the author with no expectation of a positive review or otherwise - all opinions expressed are my own.



About the Book:


Rose Island Lighthouse, Rhode Island
June 1880

Will she betray his trust to stay on the island she love?

Abbie Watson is content to spend her days clamming, crabbing, and
tending Rose Island Lighthouse. Her grandpa is the head light keeper, but
his senility may lead to their eviction. Since leaving the island would kill her
beloved Gramps, Abbie will do anything to keep him in the one place he
knows and loves.

Wealthy Nathaniel Winthrop III’s wild living has gained him a reputation as
the ‘bad boy’ among the elite social circles of Newport. After a blow to the head
in a yachting accident washes him up on Rose Island, Nathaniel has no memories
of his past.

Abbie tends the wounded stranger in her home only to realize he assumes they’re
married. Although she knows she needs to correct Nathaniel’s mistake, his presence
calms Gramps and provides a way to prevent eviction from the island she loves?

The longer the charade continues, the harder it gets for Abbie to tell Nathaniel the
truth, more so as she begins to fall in love. Everyone she’s ever loved has abandoned
her. Will Nathaniel leave her too, once he discovers he’s not really her husband?

About the Author:
Winner of the 2016 Christian Book Award and finalist for the Christy Awards, best-selling author Jody Hedlund writes inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats.Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.