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Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.





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Jody Hedlund Great question! For the romance genre, the majority of readers truly do expect a happily-ever-after ending. As an avid reader of romance myself, I not…moreGreat question! For the romance genre, the majority of readers truly do expect a happily-ever-after ending. As an avid reader of romance myself, I not only expect a HEA, it's what I LOVE! Since, I'm writing the books I would love to read, I wouldn't ever be able to write anything but a HEA! I'm of the opinion that there are too many bittersweet and mediocre endings in real life. So with fiction, I want a book to inspire me and give me courage that I can be a better person. I hope readers feel the same with my novels! (less)
Jody Hedlund Yes! Book #2 releases in the spring!
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New Book Release: June 2021

 


Yes, you did hear correctly! Come Back to Me IS a time-crossing novel (aka time travel)! 

 

Yes, I really did write one! And yes, it is a slight step away from my usual historical romance. I’ve gotten such enthusiasm from so many readers who are excited about going on this new adventure into a new genre with me. 

 

It has vibes similar to Gabaldon’s Outlander series and Susanna Kearsley’s The Ros

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“Hardships are the Lord's greatest blessings to the believer. Without them we would love the Lord only for what He does for us. Our troubles teach us to love Him for who He is." Sister Norton in "The Preacher's Bride”
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“When things don't turn out the way we want, about the only thing we can do is know God is still there piecing together all the scraps of the events in our lives the way He has planned. He sees the big picture even when we don't.”
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“You don't have to let his definition of success be yours”
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This is the poll for August's Book of the Month - the book with the most votes will be the Group Read, and the book with the second most votes will be the Group Buddy Read.

A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion, #1) by Tamera Alexander A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander
 
  7 votes 18.9%

Close to You by Kara Isaac Close to You by Kara Isaac
 
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Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman
 
  5 votes 13.5%

In the Shadow of Denali (Heart of Alaska #1) by Tracie Peterson In the Shadow of the Denali by Tracie Peterson
 
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God's Daughter (Vikings of the New World Saga #1) by Heather Day Gilbert God's Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert
 
  4 votes 10.8%

A Promise to Love (Michigan Northwoods, #2) by Serena B. Miller A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller
 
  3 votes 8.1%

A Noble Groom (Michigan Brides, #2) by Jody Hedlund A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund
 
  3 votes 8.1%

Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky
 
  3 votes 8.1%

More Than a Promise by Ruth Logan Herne More Than a Promise by Ruth Logan Herne
 
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Crescent Tides by J. Aaron Gruben Crescent Tides by J. Aaron Gruben
 
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message 6: by Sally

Sally Chambers Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Jody!
Blessings, Sally


message 5: by Jody

Jody Hedlund Dear friends, the ebook for A NOBLE GROOM is on sale for only $3.49!! The sale will end in a few days! So don't miss out! A Noble Groom


message 4: by Jody

Jody Hedlund Allie wrote: "The Doctor's Lady is a real page- turner! I was up till 3 A.M. to finish it! :)"

Love hearing that!! Is always a delight to know my book has contributed to loss of sleep! ;-)


message 3: by Allie

Allie The Doctor's Lady is a real page- turner! I was up till 3 A.M. to finish it! :)


message 2: by Jody

Jody Hedlund Allie wrote: "Hey,Jody! I *loved* Unending Devotion! 5 stars from me!
There should be a movie of that book!"


Aw, thank you so much Allie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! I'd love a movie of it too! :-)


message 1: by Allie

Allie Hey,Jody! I *loved* Unending Devotion! 5 stars from me!
There should be a movie of that book!


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