Forever Safe is the fourth book in the series Beacons of Hope by Jody Hedlund. The first book, Love Unexpected, was published in December of 2014. A few months later (June 2015), book two became available, Hearts Made Whole. I am so impressed with the quickness of author Jody Hedlund! Book three, Undaunted Hope came out in January 2016 and Forever Safe's book birthday is today!
Victoria is on the verge of marriage, but someone is looking to harm her. Her father hires a bodyguard who is hurt when someone tries to harm Victoria. A young replacement comes and whisks Victoria off to Cape Cod’s Race Point Lighthouse. To keep Victoria's reputation safe for her future wedding, bodyguard Tom Cushman marries her in name only. Close living quarters and close family drive Victoria and Tom closer together yet farther apart. Their futures are not what they expected, but it could be better than they ever imagined.
I think Forever Safe was the most adventurous Beacons of Hope story yet! I quickly thumbed my Kindle screen to get to the next page and the next page and the next. I loved the relationship of Tom's parents and how it influences him as well as Victoria. I also am intrigued by the passing off of the cross. Will there be another Beacons of Hope novel? I hope so!
Time Period: 1876
Location: New York City, New York and Race Point, Massachusetts, USA
Reviewed from a complimentary copy. Thank you, Jody Hedlund!
Title: Forever Safe
Series: Book 4, Beacons of Hope
Author: Jody Hedlund
Release Date: June 1, 2016