Review: Never Leave Me by Jody Hedlund

Never Leave Me was a wonderful story to start the new year with! This was an absolutely beautiful tale and the perfect follow up to book one, Come Back to Me. I am hoping that the author will write a book three and take us all on another jaunt through time.

Harrison’s devotion to Ellen was so endearing. He never wavered in his love for her, no matter the cost to himself. I felt bad for him as he suffered through heartache quite a few times as he tried to make the best decisions for Ellen.

Both of these characters were very likable. Ellen had a lot of emotional healing to do after the diseases she spent so many years fighting. Opening her heart and allowing herself to recognize her feelings for Harrison was not easily accomplished.

I loved both the present and the past settings with these characters and even though I knew the book was coming to an end, I really didn’t want to let go of any of the characters! I loved it from start to finish. I definitely recommend reading the books in the Waters of Time series in order.

(5 stars)

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


In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.

When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.

Bestselling and award-winning author Jody Hedlund plunges you into the swiftly flowing river of history in a race against the clock in this breathtaking, emotional second Waters of Time story.



Jody Hedlund is the best-selling author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award. She lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy teens, and five spoiled cats.


About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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3 Responses to Review: Never Leave Me by Jody Hedlund

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    I am eager to read this one! I need to request my library to buy it. Glad you enjoyed it! Happy Friday!

  2. Gwendolyn says:

    Great review. It sounds like a good book!

  3. carylkane says:

    Excellent review, Britt! I’m looking forward to reading this series.

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