Thursday, December 04, 2014

Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund

About the Book
Presque Isle, Michigan
What Is the Secret That Could Shipwreck Both of Their Lives?
All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she's left destitute and with no place to stay.
An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He's just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other's dilemma. After a hasty marriage, she finds herself heading to the lighthouse with this handsome but quiet stranger. Nothing in her aimless life, though, has prepared her for parenting a rambunctious toddler, as well as managing a household.

Emma soon suspects Patrick may be hiding something from her, and then she hears a disturbing rumor about the circumstances surrounding his late wife's death. It seems as if her wish for a home and family of her own could end up leading her once more into turbulent waters.

My Thoughts
As I expected (pun intended) I completely loved this book! Jody's books are always amazing and Love Unexpected was no different. I love marriage of convenience stories and Jody nailed every one of the things that makes me enjoy them so much!
It was fun to have the book set in Presque Isle since I live not too far from there and have been a couple times. It's always so cool to have actually visited places that books are set in!
Emma and Patrick were awesome characters and I loved their relationship. Emma's mishaps in the kitchen totally reminded me of Marty from the Love Comes Softly series especially Patrick always commenting on the fact that the coffee was good.
While I guessed a couple things about the ending I had part of what I guessed wrong and the rest of was completely unexpected! I hated putting the book down and was constantly making time to read it because I had to see how it played out.
In short this book was absolutely amazing and I loved every word of it! I was so sad to see it end but I can't wait for book two and Ryan's story!

Meet the Author
Jody Hedlund is the bestselling author of seven novels, including Captured By Love, Rebellious Heart, and The Preacher's Bride, winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence and a finalist for the 2011 Carol Award in First Novel. She received a bachelor's from Taylor University and a master's from University of Wisconsin, both in social work. Currently she makes her home in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She can be found online at

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion and as part of her influencer team.


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