About the Book
Could following the opportunity of a lifetime cost them the love of their lives?
One of the many immigrants struggling to survive in 1850s New York, Elise Neumann knows she must take action to care for her younger sisters. She finds a glimmer of hope when the New York Children's Aid Society starts sending skilled workers to burgeoning towns out west. But the promise of the society's orphan trains is not all that it seems.
Born into elite New York society, Thornton Quincy possesses everything except the ability to step out from his brother's shadow. When their ailing father puts forth a unique challenge to determine who will inherit his railroad-building empire, Thornton finally sees his chance. The conditions to win? Be the first to build a sustainable community along the Illinois Central Railroad and find a suitable wife.
Thrown together against all odds, Elise and Thornton couldn't be from more different worlds. The spark that ignites between them is undeniable, but how can they let it grow when that means forfeiting everything they've been working toward?
About the Author
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.
As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she's not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.
She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.
Jody Hedlund has written a magnificent story in her novel With You Always. Beautifully written and filled with historical details, Hedlund brings her characters and story to life. Hedlund shows the struggles that families had to make ends meet, the separation of families, and the struggles of obtaining and keeping a job, especially for women. It brings to life the hardships that cause children to get sent away on the orphan train. This is a powerful and emotionally evoking story that readers will not want to put down. Fans of historical fiction and especially of Hedlund’s novel’s will not want to put this story down!
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication date: June 6, 2017
Number of pages: 359
A review copy of this book was provided by the author's street team. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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