January 13, 2019

Searching for You by Jody Hedlund - Review

I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

Book details
Series: Orphan Train (Book 3)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (December 4, 2018)
ISBN-13: 978-0764218064

Book description
Despite years on the run, Sophie Neumann is determined to care for two young children. She won't abandon them the way she thinks her older sisters abandoned her. But times are growing desperate, and when she falls in with the wrong crowd and witnesses a crime, she realizes fleeing 1850s New York is her only option.

Disappearing with her two young charges into a group of orphans heading west by train, Sophie hopes to find safety and a happy life. When the train stops in Illinois for the first placement of orphans, Sophie faces the most difficult choice of her life.

Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm. With mounting debts, a harvest to bring in, and past scars that haunt him, he's in no position to give his heart away . . . but can he say no when his long-lost friend shows up on a nearby train pleading for his help?

Meet the author - Jody Hedlund
Jody Hedlund is the author of over a dozen novels, including Love Unexpected, Captured by Love, Unending Devotion, The Preacher's Bride, and A Noble Groom, and winner of the 2014 Carol Award for historical romance. She received a bachelor's degree from Taylor University and a master's from the University of Wisconsin, both in social work. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog at www.jodyhedlund.com.

My thoughts
This was a very good addition to the Orphan Train series.  I also enjoy the way Jody writes her books as they are engaging, informative and easy to read. She captures the time and place of the setting very well. You feel transported back to a different time when reading this book. I felt bad for Sophie as her she is trying to help two young kids and then she has to run with them. I was happy when she found Reinhold and asked him for help I was happy as I was hoping things would turn around for her. There is plenty to keep you reading and enjoying it.  I thought this was a fitting end to this series. 

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