Friday, December 5, 2014

Love Unexpected Book Review


About the Book

A Perfect Blend of History and Romance, with a Whisper of Mystery

All she's ever wanted was a home. But stranded at Presque Isle port after their steamboat sank, Emma Chambers and her brother, Ryan, couldn't be farther away from security. While Ryan at least can find work, Emma can't even find a place to stay. An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper, who recently lost his wife and is struggling to raise his young son, arrives in town. A traveling preacher believes they might be the answer to each others' problems, and after a hasty marriage, Emma is headed back to the lighthouse with this handsome but quiet stranger.

But nothing in her wandering life has prepared her for suddenly being asked to raise a child and keep a house. Struggling at every turn, Emma also suspects Patrick may be keeping something hidden from her. In town she hears whispers about strange circumstances surrounding his previous wife's death, and it seems as though Emma's answered prayer for a home and family may actually be something much more dangerous. (Goodreads)

My Review

I couldn't wait to get this book in the mail! Jody is one of my new favorite authors, now that I've actually read all of her books! This novel is wonderful, the story line spins in a way that I simply couldn't put it down. While there is romance and a marriage of convenience, there is so much depth to the characters. There are issues that Patrick has struggled and argued with God about and he has a very strong character. At one point I was so into the story I was getting physically angry with the other secondary characters. 
I love the setting at Presque Isle and the lighthouse history was really fun to read.  
This book is a nice grouping of romance, history, mystery, and a stronghold faith in God. 

If you enjoy historical fiction this is a must read. 

*I haven't read the eBook prequel  though there is mention to it in the book.

" I received this book from Bethany House for free in exchange for an honest review."

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