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Undaunted Hope

Beacons of Hope, Book 3
Narrated by: Becky Doughty
Series: Beacons of Hope, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Publisher's Summary

Tessa Taylor arrives in 1870s Upper Peninsula, Michigan, planning to serve as a new teacher to the town. Much to her dismay, however, she immediately learns that there was a mistake, that the town had requested a male teacher. Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through winter since they won't be able to locate a new teacher before then, and Tessa can't help but say she is in his debt. Little does she know that Percival will indeed keep track of all that she owes him.

Determined to become indispensable, Tessa throws herself into teaching, and soon the children of the widowed lighthouse keeper have decided she's the right match for their grieving father. Their uncle and assistant light keeper, Alex Bjorklund, has his own feelings for Tessa. As the two brothers begin competing for her hand, Tessa increasingly feels that someone is tracking her every move, and she may not be able to escape the trap that has been laid for her.

©2016 Jody Hedlund (P)2017 Jody Hedlund

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  • Borkum20
  • 26-03-2017

The narrator destroyed this story!

What was most disappointing about Jody Hedlund’s story?

Jody Hedlund writes clean and interesting stories, although a bit simple. But the narrator makes the story so boring, I just can not listen to it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Becky Doughty is one of the worst narrators I have heard. She drags out the last syllable of every sentence. She can not change her voice to make the characters interesting or distinguishable. And her male voices are terrible!

Any additional comments?

As much as I would like to hear more of Jody Hedlund's books, I will have to pass on the ones read by Becky Doughty.

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  • Doha
  • 18-08-2020

Little Girls Fight .. But Between Two Grown Men

that was really disappointing.. The story is about Tessa, Caroline's sister from the second book when she went to a new town to be a teacher .. but there she meets Alex and his brother the widower with two children Michael .. the two brothers fight for Tessa affections like little babies and even Michael daughter tries to matchmake Tessa for with her father this babies war made the two men like two naive little girls who are crushing on an actor and are fighting for him although he doesn't know they exist !! .. I liked the twit about the cross and how Victoria came to have the cross .. but nonetheless the book was really annoying The narrator is as annoying as ever but she did improve in this book a bit

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  • Cindy Evans
  • 04-07-2020

I really don't like narrator

I like the story but the narrator sounds like she's reading a children's novel. I really wish this narrator would only read children's books. after a couple of chapters I almost stopped listening but I listened to the whole story and it is a good story.

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  • vv
  • 10-02-2020

Great story poor performance

First time listening to a Jody Hedlund book. Really liked the story but got stomped on by a very boring voice. Really messed up the overall experience.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-01-2020

Whirlwind of emotions

This story covered a whole gamut of emotions. I thought the author did a terrific job of endearing me to an entire town. I cared deeply for every member of the town, adults and children alike. And then I especially loved the myriad of facts, from the Author's Notes, that this story was fashioned from. I thought the narrator did a wonderful job as well. However, there are some difficult aspects to the (hi)story that make me very uncomfortable. Though I appreciate that they are alluded to instead of described in detail, they still left a churning lingering in my gut.

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  • Sarah S.
  • 18-09-2018

Lacking romance

I liked this book as it had a good amount suspense. For me the romance element was lacking compared to the first 2 books in this series. There was a love triangle, I really don't like love triangles.

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  • PJ Reader
  • 06-08-2018

Another very good book in the series

This is the fourth book in the series that I have listened to and am quite pleased with the narrator and the stories. Set along the shores of the Great Lakes during the late 1800s/early 1900s, this series is rich in history, hardship and faith. In this particular story, a young woman seeks a fresh start in a new town, but she has no desire to be in involved with either of the two brothers who care for the lighthouse. The story had a bit too much angst and misunderstanding, but in the end love, justice and faith win out. Enjoyable series by Ms. Hedlund.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-2018

Undaunted Hope

Jody Hedland 3rd book with the setting of lighthouses did not disappoint,however the narrator did with her whiney voice in a negative narrative.

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  • Madina
  • 20-04-2017

Great story line.

Enjoyed the last book in this series. Storyline was interesting. Narration was a distraction with exaggerated pronunciation of final syllables in words.

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  • A.
  • 07-03-2017

Loved it

Hated the "self ordained" king.This gave me the motivation to keep reading the book. I just knew that he would get his come-uppance eventually.