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Rose 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?

Editorial Reviews for Never Forget

  • Christian Library Journal: “Hedlund excels in well-researched historical details and rich character development. These books are a blend of romance and mystery. The faith element is light, with the main characters facing their broken pasts to find their ultimate security in God, not in their circumstances.”

Reviews for Never Forget

  • Edward: “The real theme of this series has been about hope. That message comes through clearly in this story. Never lose hope.”
  • Susan: “It is a wonderful story, full of engaging characters, great locales and a plot that will keep the reader going until the last page is turned.”
  • Amy: “The chemistry between Abbie and Nathaniel is undeniable. I felt a connection to them from the start. There are many twists and turns I definitely did not see them coming. I just could not put the book down. A great reminder why I love Jody Hedlund’s writing so much.”
  • Lily: “I was immediate hooked into the story. The twist and turns were surprising. Just when you think things are coming together, Hedlund throws a curveball. This might just be my favorite in the Beacons of Hope series. “

The Cover Model

The cover of Never Forget holds a very special place in my heart!

Wonder why?

The model is one of my gorgeous twin daughters. Both my girls had fun changing into old fashioned dresses after their senior pictures were taken last year for the cover art photo shoot. Many wonderful photos were taken of both girls and after much deliberation, we settled on the photo which you see on the cover.

If you would like to read more about this fun day, I share more about the cover shoot at Inspired by Life and Fiction.


My Readers’ Creations

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Isabelle’s Letter


December 1854
Presque Isle Lighthouse
Lake Huron, Michigan

My name is Isabelle Thornton and I sit down at my father’s desk this winter day to put into words all of the many thoughts and experiences I’ve had since the big storm hit in October two months ago….

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Never Forget (Beacons of Hope, #5)


A great way for Jody to sign your e-book copy of Never Forget.