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.
Emma Chambers has known a great deal of hardship and strife in her relatively short life, which has led her to long for a home and family to call her own. When a traveling minister approaches her with a suggestion that would give her all she’s ever wanted, she hesitantly agrees. But nothing has prepared her for being a wife and mother, and as the days go by, she wonders if she is equipped to be a good helper for Patrick. Not only that, but she is sure Patrick is hiding something from her. Will he ever feel close enough to her to tell her his secrets?
Love Unexpected was the first book I ever read by Jody Hedlund, but I absolutely loved it. While I didn’t expect it to be nearly that good, I was definitely glad for the surprise. With a hint of mystery and TONS of moments that will melt you right there in your chair, Love Unexpected deserves every one of the five bookshelves I am giving it. I cannot wait for the next one in the series!! You’ll hear about it at the end of the month when I do my ‘new releases’ post. Anyway, I would recommend this book to anyone really, especially someone who loves a good happy ending.
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All credit for the italicized synopsis goes to Jody Hedlund and her publishers.