Race Point, Massachusetts, 1876
Will she ever be able to stop running, even when she believes she’s finally safe?
Heiress to a vast fortune, Victoria Cole has everything she wants, including the perfect fiancé. Having left two other men at the altar, Victoria is sure that now she’s found her true love and will finally live happily ever after. As her wedding draws near, however, Victoria’s life is threatened. To keep her safe, Victoria’s father hires a bodyguard.
Tom Cushman’s number one priority is protecting his clients, which means no personal entanglements. But he’s never guarded someone as beautiful and winsome as Victoria. After a near-kidnapping, the wedding is cancelled, and Tom hides Victoria at Cape Cod’s Race Point Lighthouse until her attacker can be found. Appointed as assistant light keeper with Victoria posing as his wife, Tom believes the isolation of the lighthouse will keep her safe.
As Victoria struggles to live without familiar luxuries, her heart betrays her with growing feelings for her protector. Determined to help Tom stop fleeing from his haunted past, can the runaway bride learn to face her own fears? With the attacker closing in, will both of them ever be able to stop running and find the safety they long for?
**This is a book from my own collection. I am not being compensated for this review.**
While I have to admit that I really missed the Michigan setting in this latest addition to Hedlund’s Beacons of Hope series, the book more than made up for it with the characters and plot (and okay, I’ll admit that I enjoyed the setting as well). This book was certainly a page-turner between the chemistry between Victoria and Tom, as well as the threat against Victoria’s life.
From early on, this book starts with some action, and it doesn’t stop. The book is filled with so many entertaining, awkward moments that I was thoroughly entertained. The story is told with the detail and well-crafted plot that anyone who has read Hedlund’s novels can come to expect. And I really hope she continues to write a few more books in this series–it’s been so fun visiting all of these different lighthouses.
While, you don’t need to read the other previous novels in this series, I do reccommend them. There is an object that ties all of these stories together. There are characters in this story that first appear in the novella of this series. And for some readers, there are a few scenes that lean a bit more passionate in nature.
“I’ve come to believe one of the reasons God designed marriage was to help us grow in holiness and character. We get to practice on a daily basis being humble, kind, sacrificial, self-controlled, and so much more.”
-Zelma Cushman, Forever Safe
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