Willow Bradford took a chance on the handsome Corbin Stewart four years ago and ended with a broken heart. Now she is back in her hometown with him solving a cold case and spending more and more time in his company. So although Corbin desperately desires to give them another shot, Willow is hesitant to allow him into her heart.
I have absolutely adored this series by Becky Wade! She transports you to the quaint town with its charming characters and interesting families with ease and allows the reader to get to know the personalities in depth. I was excited for this second sister’s story and was not disappointed with its banter and its romance. It has a few surprises that kept me guessing and overall was a fun and lovely read. I liked the theme of forgiveness and the power of change that can only come from the influence of Christ. I recommend this series!
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
In 1858 New York, Marianne Neumann accepts a job at Children’s Aid Society, taking train trips out west to place orphaned children into loving homes to give them a better life. Part of her motivation in taking this job is to find her lost younger sister, hoping to alleviate the guilt she feels over Sophie’s disappearance. Her fellow agent on her first trip is former schoolteacher Andrew Brady, who possesses a tender but firm attitude in handling the children. Andrew carries a few secrets of his own from his past, however, and soon a tragedy threatens to destroy all that he and Marianne are working towards.
I greatly enjoyed the first installment in this series by Jody Hedlund and was excited to read the continuation of the story about the three sisters in mid-nineteenth century New York. This story has romance and heartbreak, faith and disbelief, and trials and triumphs. I liked the relationship between Marianne and Andrew and the development of their friendship and love. I also enjoyed learning more about the orphan train and appreciated how the author gave a glimpse into possible connections formed on these trips. I very much liked this book and look forward to the next!
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.