Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope #.5) by Jody Hedlund

Title: Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope #.5)
Author: Jody Hedlund
Pages: 141
Year: 2014
Genre: Historical Romance (1800s)
Publisher: Bethany House

About the book:

     Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known – and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down.

     Bestselling author Jody Hedlund’s Out of the Storm is her first ever novella and introduces readers to Beacons of Hope, a new series set in the 1800s amid the romance, history and danger surrounding the Great Lakes lighthouses of Michigan.

My review:

     This is a great historical romance novella!

     I loved the characters in this short novella. Because of the length of the story there wasn’t time to do a really deep development for any of them except for Isabelle. There is just enough about her father and Henry so that they were very realistic and their relationships to Isabelle were believable.

     I thoroughly enjoyed the setting of the lighthouse on the lake. I had never given much thought to what a light keeper might have to face in the aftermath of a storm. The beginning of this story made that reality come alive for me.

     I am definitely recommending the short and sweet story. I look forward to reading the books in this series. This novella is getting a rating of 5 stars from me.

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