“Could Following the Opportunity of a Lifetime Cost Them the Love of Their Lives”? Calling all fans of Christian Historical Fiction. . . Jody Hedlund’s newest series from Bethany House has begun with an absolute must-read novel! “With You Always” is the first installment in the “Orphan Train” saga, and what a masterpiece it is. With vivid imagery, lifelike and lovable characters, and an enthralling storyline, this book was nearly impossible to put down and left me eagerly anticipating the sequel.
With so many positive things to say about this book, let me highlight just a few to give you an idea of why you MUST read “With You Always”!
- The characters and their goals, dreams, struggles, and fears are all skillfully woven together until the people who walk through the pages of the book are truly friends! Naturally these people are not perfect, but they grow and learn, and they emerge stronger in the end. . . And perhaps that is what makes them so compelling.
- The story spans two very different settings, but each one comes to life until you can clearly imagine each detail, from the sights to the sounds to the smells.
- Not only is the romance sweet and primarily clean, but it is also founded on more than just beauty and attraction. The love which grows between Elise and Thornton is real, and true, because it is self-sacrificing and based on God’s love for them.
- The storyline is fascinating! Filled with unique twists and turns, a myriad of different types of scenes, and fact-based details, it is one of the most compelling dramas I’ve read in a long while.
Well, I think you probably get the idea. . . You should REALLY read this book! As a reader whose absolute favorite genre is Christian Historical Fiction (especially stories set in the West, during the 1800s) I honestly cannot recommend this book enough. It contains all the best elements of the genre, plus it is written in a powerful voice that captivated me from the first page. The worst part was reaching the end, but thankfully that will be remedied when the second installment in the series is released, hopefully in the near future!
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”