Powerful Start To A New Series From Jody Hedlund

It is always exciting when a favorite author begins a brand new series, don’t you think? This time it’s Jody Hedlund who has released the first installment of a new story from Bethany House Publishers, entitled “A Reluctant Bride” – book number one in “The Bride Ships” series. The fascinating premise of dozens of poor London women leaving behind all they know and setting sail for British Columbia, where potential husbands await them, is based on true events of the 1860s. This unique scenario, combined with Jody’s masterful skill at weaving a compelling story, allows us to quickly be swept away in a story of hope, healing, and love – all of which come to pass in the most unexpected of ways. Continue reading

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Finally We Discover Where Sophie Disappeared To!

Title: “Searching for You”

Author: Jody Hedlund

Publishing House/Publication Date: Bethany House / December 2018

Genres: Christian Historical Fiction; Christian Romance

Time Period: 1859

Number of Pages: 341

Series: Book #3 of the “Orphan Train” series

You should read this book if… You have previously read (and enjoyed) “With You Always” and “Together Forever”, the first two books in the “Orphan Train” series. In theory this book could also be read alone, but you will understand the back-story and enjoy it SO much more if you’ve read the entire saga in sequence! Continue reading

A Sweet Historical Novella Collection By 3 Favorite Authors

When I saw a collection of historical romance novellas by three of my favorite authors, I knew it needed to be added to my reading list! “All My Tomorrows” was published by Bethany House in the summer of 2018, and includes:

  • Karen Witemeyer’s “Worth the Wait” (a “Ladies of Harper Station” novella)
  • Jody Hedlund’s “An Awakened Heart” (a prequel to her “Orphan Train” series)
  • Elizabeth Camden’s “Toward the Sunrise” (joining her novel “Until the Dawn”)

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A Sweetly Irresistible Sequel

A question for readers: Isn’t it fun when you adore the first book in a new series, then you anticipate the next installment for months (hoping you won’t be disappointed) only to discover that book number two is even better than the first?! For me, Jody Hedlund’s “Orphan Train” series from Bethany House is the perfect example. “With You Always” was an excellent Christian Historical Novel, but “Together Forever” resonated with me even more… Perhaps because I could relate to the characters in big ways, and I loved the inclusion of the young orphans – in search of new families – who really added to the story with color, vivacity, and depth of emotion. Continue reading

A Stunning Start to a Brand New Series!

“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. Continue reading

An Uncertain Choice review

An Uncertain Choice imageBe transported back in time to the days of knights and castles, chivalry and honor, as you open the pages of Jody Hedlund’s newest work of fiction… An Uncertain Choice. Published by Zondervan in March of 2015, the novel is Ms. Hedlund’s first story intended for a teen audience, and the first in a three-book series. Additionally, a short-story prequel to the novel is available in e-book format, and reveals the interesting backstory from four years prior. As expressed by the author, the purpose of An Uncertain Choice is to bring medieval romance and adventure to life while imparting wisdom for modern-day readers to incorporate into their own lives and relationships. As an added tool for mothers and other leaders of young women, a carefully designed study guide Continue reading