Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book Review: Out of the Storm by Jody Hedlund

Out of the Storm
(Beacons of Hope, 0.5)
by Jody Hedlund
Adult Historical Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.76
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Released On: October 2014
Pages: 141

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

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 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This novel was free on Amazon and so I thought why not give it a shot. Glad I did. I absolutely adored this novella. It was surprisingly profound and moving.

The novella was short but fast-paced. Jody did a good job of developing her characters in such a small story. I absolutely adore both Isabelle and Henry. They were so cute together and their romance was beautiful. 

Seriously this novel entranced me from the very start. Jody does an excellent job of making the story come to life.

I love everything about this novella. 

So why 4 stars?  It was truly amazing. It just lacked something to be a 5...maybe more character depth or plot depth. However, it was a novella so probably there wasn't space. A very good read though. 

In Summary: Straight-up adorable. Seriously don't miss out on this one. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None, safe for readers of all ages. 

The Wrap-up: Like I said I adored this one and can't wait to read another one by her. 

Love,

Danica Page

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