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Sold On A Monday - Kristina McMorris - 5 Stars!
This story was
heart breaking.   That a family during the
Great Depression would be so broke and hungry that they couldn’t feed their
children so would put up a sign to sell them is the story that this book was
based on.   This story is fiction, although
th...
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Lady Be Good by Amber Brock --- 5 Stars!
I got an advance copy of this book and couldn't put it
down!   I finished it the day after I
opened it.   It starts in 1950's New York
with a daughter of a hotel magnate and her best friend. Her Father gives her an
ultimatum that she must start seeing one o...
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This book takes up where her older sister left off! Marianne Neumann takes up a job placing orphans through the Children's Aid Society in 1858 New York. She does so in the hopes that she can find her sister Sophie who left the city and so that they can be reunited. At the same time, she hopes that she can take these kids that have been left to their own devices, or have been given up by friends or relatives who can no longer care for them! The Orphan Train takes the kids, Marianne and another placing agent who is so handsome and endearing with Marianne and the children through these cities to place the kids. She finds that she is drawn to him and before the end she is caught up wanting to live her life with him, only to be caught up in a web of lies and deceit that almost becomes her undoing! She and the other placing agent find themselves tackling problems from their secret past in the middle of their story and alst tackling their belief system and finding that God is there for them. They have to love themselves before they can love anyone else. The stories of the children are very real and endearing and I so enjoyed the ride. I believe I liked this book better than the second and that one was so good! Well written and well researched! This book was written on facts that existed from the journals of the past placing agents and was so very well thought out and planned. So very interesting! Thank you to the author and to Bethany House for sharing this book with me and this is my very own thoughts on the book as I read it almost in the same day, I had to sleep a few hours. I couldn't put it down! Thank you Jody Hedlund for this story and Bethany House!

Description as found on Good Reads: Determined to find her lost younger sister, Marianne Neumann takes a job as a placing agent with the Children's Aid Society in 1858 New York. She not only hopes to offer children a better life, but prays she'll be able to discover whether Sophie ended up leaving the city on an orphan train so they can finally be reunited.

Andrew Brady, her fellow agent on her first placing-out trip, is a former schoolteacher who has an easy way with children, firm but tender and friendly. Underneath his charm and handsome looks, though, seems to linger a grief that won't go away--and a secret from his past that he keeps hidden.

As the two team up, placing orphans in the small railroad towns of Illinois, they find themselves growing ever closer . . . until a shocking tragedy threatens to upend all their work and change one of their lives forever.
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Together Forever by Jody Hedlund - Five Stars!
This book takes up where her older sister left off!   Marianne Neumann takes up a job placing
orphans through the Children's Aid Society in 1858 New York. She does so in the
hopes that she can find her sister Sophie who left the city and so that they
can be...
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Monsterland Reanimated by Michael Okon! Five Stars...What a ride!
Well he did it again! What you ask? Michael got me to read a book I never in the wildest dreams would have picked up before and I read it from front to back in almost one sitting, I had to sleep a few hours and I so enjoyed the ride. Monsters Reanimated pic...
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Debbie Macomber's Newest Novel "Cottage By The Sea" 5 Stars!
Debbie Macomber’s newest
novel Cottage By The Sea – 5 Stars! This book was one I
couldn’t put down. I’ve been late submitting my review due to pneumonia.   Even though I was sick I was able to keep
reading and stay connected with the story.   It has such st...
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My Hearts Desire by Caroline Fyffe
I really liked this
book.   It had a lot of story line going
on with the five sisters, along with a friend who may not have been a friend,
we’ll see.   Lavinia is the main character
in this story and Rhett Laughlin is the man who arrives to town and lets th...
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The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy (High Sierra Sweethearts #1) 4.5 stars!
I
love to read stories based in the old west with strong women characters and
this book didn’t disappoint.   I picked
the book up yesterday and never put it down until I was finished. I had to see
it to the ending.   It was a very
entertaining read.   Not r...
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