Despite years on the run, Sophie Neumann is determined to care for two young children. She won't abandon them the way she thinks her older sisters abandoned her. But times are growing desperate, and when she falls in with the wrong crowd and witnesses a crime, she realizes fleeing 1850s New York is her only option.Disappearing with her two young charges into a group of orpha...
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Searching for You Reviews
Jody Hedlund’s third book in the Orphan Train Series, Searching for You, is a beautiful, influential, and enriching story that readers will adore. From page one, Hedlund brings to life the struggle of being an orphan and living on the streets, as well as the dangers and tragedies of families being separated when they go west on the orphan train. This story shows the power of one women’s love for two children that she calls her own and the importance of keeping them together and having them retur ...more
Perfect end to the series <3
Reinhold's happy ending has been long coming and well deserved. Not to mention Sophie's and all the mystery surrounding her.
Both need healing, but, most of all, to come to a stand of surrender. To embrace the new life despite any past mistake, rooted in grace and love through which life flourishes.
Something that I have absolutely loved in this series is how Jody Hedlund creates space for growth. Though not uncommon during their time period, the characters have to m ...more
Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life. She had to face her sisters before she could move on. She had to do it for them, for her, for them all. (Sophie)
Was it possible that God could change him into a better man? If Jakob hadn't lost faith in him, maybe God hadn't either. (Reinhold)
It's really hard for me to write up a review for a book that touched me deeply. Hedlund knows how to compose a story that will stay with me for a long time to come. ...more
Searching For You by Jody Hedlund is the third book in the Orphan Train Series.
I highly recommend that you read this whole series as a group for an enjoyable, educational experience.
This book focuses on Sophie Neumann, the youngest sister of the Neumann family. It also deals with what happened to orphans after they were placed in a home in the 1850’s.
The journey is a long one for Sophie. She has experienced all kinds of hardship after her sisters have left New York City. She has fought to kee ...more
This series has been as educational as it has been entertaining. I had never heard of the Orphan Trains or the huge amounts of Children that were relocated and placed with rural families in the ‘west’. Jody Hedlund has done an amazing job with each of the 3 books (and the intro novella) - detailing every angle from the perspectives of all involved.
In this final book we get to see this from the eyes of those being placed, albeit from Sophie’s situation, and she’s not quite child. But we do get a ...more
My mother was born about 60 years after the setting of the Orphan Train Series, but her plight could easily have been that of one of the orphans of the time. Her father died leaving a widow and two very small children. In that time period, widows usually had an extremely difficult time raising small children alone. So my grandmother did surrender her two small children, quite reluctantly, into the care and keeping of a church orphanage.
In Jody Hedlund's series of three books about the plight of ...more
I was fortunate to be able read all three books in the Orphan Train series all together (one benefit of waiting for an entire series to be published before starting book one). And I am so glad that I could, because as soon as I started the first book in the series I knew I wanted more of this charming family facing such difficulties. More of swoon-worthy romance. More challenges overcome through faith and community. As soon as I finished each book I eagerly picked up the next. While each of the ...more
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Searching for You is a gripping story of love, want, and need. Life's choices aren't always one way or another, the path is winding and the way difficult to discern without nurturing guidance. Despite her youthful naivete, I admire Sophie's gumption and determination to do what (she thinks) is best for them all. Reinhold is one of the good guys without a doubt. He's not perfect but he acknowledges that fact and then punishes himself for it, ...more