Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

This is the story of sisters
just as God has put in motion
Between them is an
"Unending Devotion"....

Unending DevotionUnending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

Lily Young longs to find her lost sister or will die trying...
Connell is determined to increase the fortune of his lumber baron father and figues as long as he is living an upright life that is all that matters...

Lily and Daisy were sisters who lived in an orphange until they grew too old for it then went out with two families to live with them and help..

Along the way young Daisy decided she wanted a better life and sent her sister a letter saying she was leaving and going north to make her fortune and then the two could live together again as a family.
Lily was the oldest and felt protective of her sister so she knew she had to go find her, knowing that prostitution was the only way you could make lots of money she traveled in the areas they were looking high and low for Daisy-in her travels she went to many lumber camps and it is here that she meets Connell and enlist his help to find her sister.
There is an attraction between Connell and Lily but they both dont want to pursue it knowing they are so different from one another and their lives wont mesh that well..Connell soon becomes one who watches over Lily making sure the "Shanty boys" dont get too close.
Lily is determined to find her sister and dangers dont enter into her picture, she has helped other young women get away from lives that sucked them in and took away their self respect and everything else. "She Must Find Daisy".
The Lumber era of the 1800's when the white pines were considered "Green Gold" in Michigan, history shows how the camps would come and turn the trees into logs moving them to mkt on the rivers and leaving behind them barren land. There were evil people of that time who profited also by having brothels and saloons to keep the "Shanty Boys" happy.. some even did it by enslaving the girls and not letting them leave.
Once again Jody Hedlund has taken some facts and added a little fiction and made a great story for us to read and also we can learn about history of this great USA...Thanks Jody.

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