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With You Always {Orphan Train #1} by Jody Hedlund

Little description:When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She’s had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children’s Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn’t want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance.

The son of one of New York City’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, Thornton Quincy faces a dilemma. His father is dying, and in order to decide which of his sons will inherit everything, he is requiring them to do two things in six months: build a sustainable town along the Illinois Central Railroad, and get married. Thornton is tired of standing in his twin brother’s shadow and is determined to win his father’s challenge. He doesn’t plan on meeting a feisty young woman on his way west, though.

Genre: Christian Fiction/ Historical Romance

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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5

I know one thing for sure, when I read Judy Hedlund’s books which absorb me deep into the reading so much that I stop only after the last page… Her captivating storytelling is beyond imagination. She stirs much pain, tough choices and risks made in the name of love, whether it’s in the medieval setting or in the present day or in between. Her ability to capture reader’s heart is amazing… This book is not the first one which I have encountered by Judy… the story of hope and chance of love where it wasn’t suppose to ignite and grow…. beautiful.

A villain and a prince, twin brothers set to do the challenge to find who will be the best for their father’s business… Rich, spoiled and determined to prove each other they can do the business not matter what and no matter how. Will their father approve the way each brother went to fulfill his will? There were just two requirements: to build a city and to merry for love in just six month. The time is running out! The father might not live through another week…

Provided by Bethany House Publishers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.