Undaunted Hope - Jody Hedlund

4 Stars!

Tessa Taylor arrives in 1870s Upper Peninsula, Michigan, planning to serve as a new teacher to the town. Much to her dismay, however, she immediately learns that there was a mistake, that the town had requested a male teacher. Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through winter since they won't be able to locate a new teacher before then, and Tessa can't help but say she is in his debt. Little does she know that Percival will indeed keep track of all that she owes him.

Determined to become indispensable, Tessa throws herself into teaching, and soon the children of the widowed lighthouse keeper have decided she's the right match for their grieving father. Their uncle and assistant light keeper, Alex Bjorklund, has his own feelings for Tessa. As the two brothers begin competing for her hand, Tessa increasingly feels that someone is tracking her every move, and she may not be able to escape the trap that has been laid for her. 

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.

This is the third book in the series and it is just as good as the other two.
One thing I always notice when reading one of Jody's book is what a wonderful job she does with her characters. By the end of the first chapter you will already have a feel for their personalities.

I loved how she used one of the secondary characters from a previous book as the main character in here - Tessa. To be honest, I didn't even recognize her in this one. She is a much better person in this story. I think she did a lot of growing up.

As always a good one from Jody. If you like Christian Historical Fiction you will love this series!

Thank you Bethany House for sending me this book for my honest review!

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