Her Search for a Place to Call Home
Leads Her to the Last Place She Ever Expected
For years, Sophie Neumann has been running from the orphanages of 1850s New York City. Tasked with caring for two younger children, she’s determined not to let them be taken from her, and not to abandon them the same way her older sisters did her. But times are growing desperate, and when she falls in with the wrong crowd and witnesses a crime, she realizes fleeing the state 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. But when the train stops in Illinois, she faces an agonizing decision as the orphans will be placed in new homes. Afraid she’ll lose them forever, she finds help in a familiar face she never expected to see so far from New York.
Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm in Illinois. With mounting debts, a harvest to bring in, and past scars that still haunt him, Reinhold is in no position to give his heart away . . . but can he say no when his long-lost friend shows up on a nearby farm pleading for his help?
Oh yeah. This was an amazing book.
Jody is one of my favorite authors and this book was a great and emotional ending to this series.
And, yes, this does get a bit steamy. I think as steamy as a Christian book can get. Nothing inappropriate but she pushes the limits.
At first Sophia was a bit tough to like. She loved those kids but I found some of her choices selfish and I was glad to see her start to change as the book went on.
Reinhold was easy to like, the wounded hero.
I shed more then a few tears as I read this book from the heartbreak and hope that is found within these pages.
Even if you haven’t read the other two books (but I do recommend them) you will enjoy this book on it’s own.
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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.