As soon as I found out Jody was releasing a fourth book in the Beacons of Hope series and that it was going to be her first Indie, I knew I was in. First off, FOMO. Second, I was hoping to read Victoria’s story and here was my chance!
Race Point, Massachusetts, 1876 Will she ever be able to stop running, even when she believes she’s finally safe? Heiress to a vast fortune, Victoria Cole has everything she wants, including the perfect fiancé. Having left two other men at the altar, Victoria is sure that now she’s found her true love and will finally live happily ever after. As her wedding draws near, however, Victoria’s life is threatened. To keep her safe, Victoria’s father hires a bodyguard. Tom Cushman’s number one priority is protecting his clients, which means no personal entanglements. But he’s never guarded someone as beautiful and winsome as Victoria. After a near-kidnapping, the wedding is cancelled, and Tom hides Victoria at Cape Cod’s Race Point Lighthouse until her attacker can be found. Appointed as assistant light keeper with Victoria posing as his wife, Tom believes the isolation of the lighthouse will keep her safe. As Victoria struggles to live without familiar luxuries, her heart betrays her with growing feelings for her protector. Determined to help Tom stop fleeing from his haunted past, can the runaway bride learn to face her own fears? With the attacker closing in, will both of them ever be able to stop running and find the safety they long for?
Fans of Jody Hedlund will love this latest release. Full of the passion, love, and touch of suspense, her story once again hooks the reader from the beginning and keeps it until the final page. I love the historical detail and descriptions that bring the story to life. Now another there’s another city added to my list of cities I want to see.
As with all of Jody’s books, I love how she uses the character’s stories to remind readers of important truths. Isn’t that what story is about? With both Victoria and Tom, we are able to see two characters gain true freedom. Running and not facing what your fear most of all will never bring you true freedom. And like with Victoria and Tom, it’s a beautiful thing when we do!
Have you had a chance to read this series set of stories?
(Thank you to Jody Hedlund for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)