Monday, May 7, 2018

Rebecca Reviews ~ Together Forever (Orphan Train #2) by Jody Hedlund

Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

About the Book

Marianne Neumann became a placing agent with the Children's Aid Society with one goal: to find her lost sister. Her fellow agent, Andrew Brady, is a former schoolteacher with a way with children and a hidden past. As they team up placing orphans in homes in Illinois, they grow ever closer . . . until a shocking tragedy changes one of their lives forever.

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Rebecca's Review

" 'Go away!' . . .. . . But the steps grew nearer. 'Don't come around the desk. Please . . .. ' "

Not the most traditional of introductions, but maybe it was just meant to be, that Marianne Neumann and Andrew Brady should happen to meet under such entertaining circumstances. Both were employed as placing agents with the Children's Aid Society of New York, and on the eve of an important cross country trip; chaperoning a train car full of orphans who were anxiously anticipating placements within families through-out small Illinois railroad towns.

Whereas Andrew appears lighthearted and impulsive, Marianne feels cautious and reserved, viewing the trip as an opportunity to search for a much beloved sister, who had virtually disappeared. As the miles disappear behind them, their hours of close proximity forge an invisible bond of attraction, between themselves and the children, making the decisions ahead of them all the more painful. Sometimes loving means letting go and often times "courage takes many forms". Thankfully, there is a God "whose strength is made perfect in weakness".

A lovely historical with plenty of blush rendering romance!

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. The opinions state are entirely my own.

Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

If you've read the book, we would love to know what you think in the comments! 

 ~Happy Reading~   

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  1. Thanks for another insightful review, Rebecca! You always make me want to add to my TBR, especially when you use terms like "blush rendering romance." :-)

  2. I enjoyed reading through your historical fiction label posts. Have you ever read anything by Lauraine Snelling? She writes about Norwegian immigrants who come to the Dakota Territory - the Red River of the North series and more. Love her books.

    1. I read the Dakotah Treasures Series and her novella in The Pioneer Christmas collection along with a couple of her other books. I have so many to read and review or promote, that I end up missing a lot of prolific authors' books. And Lauraine writes a lot of books! :)


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