With You Always: Jody Hedlund

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Being different is sometimes the best thing. Elise Neuman, a poor immigrant and her sisters live at thhe Seventh St. Mission. They lost both their parents and are now homeless. Elise promised her mom that she watch over her siblings and hoping to find a job.

Thornton Quincy knows nothing about financial hardships. His dad owns a factory and was a successful business man. Thornton and his brother grew up privileged and never went with out.

His dad challenged both brothers to a competition to build a town along the railroad line. Elise encouraged Thornton to think about people as individuals with real lives, rather than mere numbers to add to his checklist of accomplishments, to think of others for a change and not himself. Love grows between them, but Elise is certainly by far not the type of girl his father would approve of.

This was the first book I read by Jody Hedlund. What caught my eye was the orphan train, but it was more than that.

How often do we give up on God because our prayers are not answered on our time, but His time! Miracles do happen, we just simply have to believe like Elise. She felt that since she did not have any power or influence, that God would not use her, when in fact He uses us each day, it is us who needs to put the distractions aside and start listening. Can’t wait for Book 2 and to find out what happens between Thornton and Elise.

As part of every web or Amazon review that I write,  Bethany House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

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