I recently read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it! I’ve always been interested in the orphan train, and I’m looking forward to the other books in this series to be released.
Elise is a strong woman with a lot on her shoulders. The author did a good job captivating my attention and making me fall in love with the characters. The vast differences between the three sisters makes me think of all the differences between me and my 5 sisters. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses.
Thornton is a likeable fellow but, in my opinion, a bit flirty. But he is honorable, and that I like. There were a few instances that seemed a bit too intimate for my tastes (i.e. the kitchen closet scene,) but it is all just hugs and kisses, no sexual content.
I appreciated how the author wrote about a sensitive issue of the day (prostitution,) yet did it in such a way as to bypass any explicit scenes. Prostitution was a sin in the past of some of the women, but not included in the book.
I also appreciated that the scripture references listed are from the King James Bible.
Overall a good read!
I received a free copy from the publisher (Bethany House). No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.