I read this book slowly. I savored every single word. I was so sad to see the Orphan Train Series end and I will miss the characters. But I can revisit them anytime I want to by picking up any of the three in the series. But I was very satisfied with how the author concluded the stories.
Young Sophie Neumann, age 19, had taken on so much in her life already. I really felt for her. She had such a low opinion of herself because of the things she had to do to survive. Living on the streets of New York City in 1859, stealing food, lying, sleeping in cardboard boxes all for two young charges that she had taken care of since they were babies. She was very strong and determined and would not let anyone separate the brother and sister. She had run away from her two older sisters and did not want them to find her because she was embarrassed and ashamed of all she had done.
Reinhold Weiss was a man to admire also. He worked hard on a farm he had purchased and built from the ground up. He was responsible for his younger brother who also helped with the farm work. But Reinhold too was ashamed over some of the things he had done. He tried very hard to control his temper unlike his deceased father. But sometimes that was hard.
These two broken people had strayed from their beliefs taught to them by their respective mothers.
How do they get their lives straightened out and realize God has never left them?
This is a journey you’ll want to take with them as I did. It’s well worth the trip!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise.