Hearts Made Whole


“Hearts Made Whole” by Jody Hedlund is the second book in the “Beacons of Hope” series about women lighthouse keepers in the era following the Civil War.  It keeps some of the same characters from the first book, using the brother of the heroine from book one as the hero in this book.


Ryan Chambers is a Civil War veteran who is missing a hand, addicted to opium pills, and looking for a job as a lighthouse keeper.  He gets a job at a lighthouse keeper at Caroline Taylor’s lighthouse, where she and her siblings have run the place after the parents’ deaths.


Caroline Taylor has had her work cut out for herself, mothering her siblings and watching the lighthouse.  The last thing she needs is a handsome soldier coming to take over her job and kick her and her family out on the streets.  Will she be able to keep her family afloat when suspicious things begin happening around the lighthouse that could threaten her livelihood even more?


Thank you so much to Bethany House publishers for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.

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