When Marianne Nuemann took a position with the Children’s Aid Society, she had one thing on her mind. Her little sister, Sophie, had been adopted out during a recession in 1858 and she hoped to find her. New York City was running over with orphans and Marianne lost track of her sister when they had to be separated for a time. She never imagined she and a brother would be put on an Orphan Train without her permission as an older sister. Times were hard and there was not enough money in the remaining family to care for so many children after her parents passed. Marianne planned to look for her sister as she also was supporting herself and helping place children into safe and welcoming families…she hoped anyway. She went on her first trip on the train with Andrew Brady as her co-worker. He seemed to be secure in his position and really care for the children that they were responsible for on this trip. Marianne lets him know that she had a beau at one time and was still counting on the relationship to come to marriage at some time. But later as they stopped in towns, Mr. Brady was put to the test with some of the boys on the train. Tragedy happened while they were supposed to placing children and Marianne sees a different side of Andrew Brady. As feelings form between them, they are tested beyond imagination by tragedy and lies. See how this tale evolves and how God intervenes in the lives of both of these characters.
This book was provided to me by Bethany Books. All opinions and comments are fully my own.
Mary Young Robinson, Boise, ID.
Lucy and her brother Nick, were living a different type of life from most of their peers in early adulthood. While many were courting and seeking marriage, these two Drake sibling’s time was filled up with their individual jobs and their journey to find out what happened to the family wealth after their father died. The family business was Plumbing, and Nick still worked in that profession, although underground most of the time. While Lucy was on her own work adventure in the American telegraph office, she had no idea she would eventually be running for her life or that she might fall in love with an English telegrapher. Filled with action and great descriptions, this historical inspirational romance novel will keep you turning the page.
This book was given to me by Bethany/Baker books. All opinions are my own. Mary Ann Young Robinson, Boise, Idaho
So easily deceived in her youth, Evelyn Wisely is now deceived that she can never attain the desires of her heart. Ashamed to confide in her parents of a faulty teenage decision, she lives with the memory overshadowing her every day. Her pastor father and mother are not sure why Evelyn draws back from every suitor she meets, but they wait patiently for many years hoping eventually they will have grandchildren during their lifetime. She works hard in a orphanage and loves the children, thinking that these might be the only children she will ever have. When she meets a lively young businessman that wants to help her plight in raising monies to help with a the orphanage and another women’s shelter, she finally decides to try to find out what happened to the man she married. Was he dead? Was she a widow? Thinking that David Kingsman might not live in her town too much longer she sets her plan in motion. What does God have for her for the future?
This book was given to me by Baker/Bethany Books. All opinions are my own.
Although this might not be the best of Judith’s novels, I have read several that were excellent and look forward to reading more in the future! She is a gifted writer.
A cute story but not Judith’s best. A little too drawn-out and wordy in length. Hope lost her mother and lived rather privately with her Aunt Mattie. Her father was a traveling preacher and wanted a good and proper life for his daughter. But now she has convinced him to allow her to travel with him out of Pittsburg to a small mining town. Preaching from a train car? Yes, and living in one too! Hope becomes a vital part of the ministry with her music and lovely presence. But when she is drawn into a friendship with the coal mine owner’s son, she is put in some danger. Luke. a pastor in training with her father, falls is love with Hope and makes sure she is protected and watches out for the community as well. By the end of the story, Hope has proved herself a valuable asset and Luke shows his character and integrity.
This book was provided by Baker Books and this review is based on my own opinions. Mary Ann Young Robinson, Boise, ID