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 orpha...
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Searching for You Reviews
I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles.
This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them.
I received a copy from the publisher in order to help promote it. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Rating - 5 stars.
Recommended to fans of Jody Hedlund, Karen Witemeyer, orphan trains
Searching for You by Jody Hedlund
Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance
Location: Mayfield, IL
Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant
Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer
Jakob Weiss: Reinhold’s younger brother
Barclay, Euphemia and five nearly grown boys: Reinhold’s good neighbors
Olivia and Nicholas: Two orphans Sophie took in as her own 2 years ago
Anna: Sophie’s friend from New York, also orphan
A teenager and orphaned, Sophie ran away from her sisters ...more
While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't have many choices or resources, but she's scrappy and has made a life for them, however destitute. I've always been fascinated by the history of the orphan trains, and this book was different than the others in the se ...more
Ah! Wonderful end to this series.
Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, as it follows three sisters in the 1850's, each sister having her own story. What I liked about this book is that it told the story from the perspective of the orphans t ...more
Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of.
The more and more I review the harder and harder it is to put the emotions the story evokes into words.
I've been looking forward to Sophie's story since reading Together Forever, and Miss Hedlund does not disappoint with her ...more
I really enjoyed this book.
Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling.
I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia.
Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is no different. She's stubborn and strong and always wants to everything all on her own! Wow! Watching her change was a real treat.
I really admired her for that reason alone because she finally did what was right.
Reinhold i ...more
Perfect end to the series <3
Reinhold's happy ending has been long coming and well deserved. Not to mention Sophie's and all the mystery surrounding her.
Both need healing, but, most of all, to come to a stand of surrender. To embrace the new life despite any past mistake, rooted in grace and love through which life flourishes.
Something that I have absolutely loved in this series is how Jody Hedlund creates space for growth. Though not uncommon during their time period, the characters have to m ...more
I have been eagerly awaiting this book! Jody Hedlund's Orphan Train novels are a return to the historical details and lighter, less steamy romance that her earlier books had. I loved all three books in this series!