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Love Unexpected Audiobook

Love Unexpected: Beacons of Hope, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

1859

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.

©2016 Jody Hedlund (P)2016 Jody Hedlund

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    PA NANA 12-05-16
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    "Great story difficult narration"

    I felt the story was excellent however it took me a while to get past the narration. I felt the narrator's voice was very staccato and almost sounded more like a computer or robot. Love Jody Hedlund books but this narrator I felt did not do the story justice.

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    Cecilia McNeil 11-11-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Interesting Historical Love Story"

    I learned much about lighthouses while enjoying a beautiful Love story, with lot's of twists and turns!

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    GMALR 11-04-16
    GMALR 11-04-16

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    "History-based, Sweet Love Story"
    If you could sum up Love Unexpected in three words, what would they be?

    Faith, Hope, Love


    What did you like best about this story?

    Patrick's faith and integrity. Learning a bit about the history of the great lakes' lighthouses. It's a part of the country I'm not very familiar with.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Narrator tends to make female characters sound either insipid or like a wicked witch.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Patrick's honesty in returning after finding his son.


    Any additional comments?

    Couldn't understand why Emma continued to believe the gossipy old woman when she had been a target of the gossip's lies herself. Wanted to see Emma develop and grow as a character--she stayed pretty static. Emma's continued willingness to believe the worst in spite of so much evidence to the contrary was a bit annoying.

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    syohe 02-04-17
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    "Narrator - having problems listening"

    The narrator is a huge disappointment. I'd like to finish the book but i'm not sure I can continue.
    I've stopped once and am trying again. Sorry Becky, Can handle the constant question in your voice. It seems over dramatized - not natural.

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    Martha 01-03-17
    Martha 01-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "an absolutely wonderful christian book"

    wow!! what can I say. I had to call couple friends to tell about this book. I don't often do reviews, but this book grabbed my attention from the very beginning. so many times a book is "ok" but I have discovered a new christian author that I will be ordering more of. I can't recommend this book highly enough. it was worth every penny I paid for it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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