Review: Never Forget by Jody Hedlund

never-forgetNever Forget is the fifth and final installment in the Beacons of Hope series and it is absolutely fantastic! This book can be read as a stand alone novel if you haven’t read any other books in the series. But if you have read book four in the series, Forever Safe, you will recognize Nathaniel Winthrop III and be happy to see him receive his own story.

There were many things I loved about this book. The author did a great job of making me feel compassion for the main character, Abbie. Even though she spent most of the book allowing Nathaniel to believe a lie, I was able to empathize with the situation she found herself in. It didn’t justify what she did, however the abundance of difficult choices and dire circumstances put pressure on Abbie to try to handle things without truly relying on God’s help.

I loved the way Nathaniel got a new lease on life. He had fallen into a terrible way of living and the trauma he went through made him finally put all of his trust in God. It was amazing to see him turn his life around.

Never Forget had such a wonderful romance running through it, along with many twists, turns, and situations that seemed insurmountable. I loved this book from the very first page and it just got better and better as I continued reading. I highly recommend this wonderful story.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


never-forgetRose Island Lighthouse, Rhode Island
June 1880

Will she betray his trust to stay on the island she loves?

Abbie Watson is content to spend her days clamming, crabbing, and tending Rose Island Lighthouse. Her grandpa is the head light keeper, but his senility may lead to their eviction. Since leaving the island would kill her beloved Gramps, Abbie will do anything to keep him in the one place he knows and loves.

Wealthy Nathaniel Winthrop III’s wild living has gained him a reputation as the ‘bad boy’ among the elite social circles of Newport. After a blow to the head in a yachting accident washes him up on Rose Island, Nathaniel has no memories of his past.

Abbie tends the wounded stranger in her home only to realize he assumes they’re married. Although she knows she needs to correct Nathaniel’s mistake, his presence calms Gramps and provides a way to prevent eviction from the lighthouse.

The longer the charade continues, the harder it gets for Abbie to tell Nathaniel the truth, more so as she begins to fall in love. Everyone she’s ever loved has abandoned her. Will Nathaniel leave her too, once he discovers he’s not really her husband?

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Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling historical fiction author. She won the 2011 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Colorado Romance Writers and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel in the 2011 ACFW Carol Awards. Currently she makes her home in central Michigan, with her husband and five busy children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog.

Find Jody online:website, Twitter, Facebook


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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4 Responses to Review: Never Forget by Jody Hedlund

  1. I like the layout of your review before I even read it! I like Jody’s stories and look forward to reading this one. Thank you, Britt. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  2. carylkane says:

    Fabulous review, Britt! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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