Searching for You

Searching for You

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 orp Despite years on the run, Sophie Neumann is determined to care for two young children. She won't abandon them the way...

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Title:Searching for You
Author:Jody Hedlund
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0764218069
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:341 pages pages

Searching for You Reviews

  • Andi
    Dec 10, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
    Apr 03, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Jan 02, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

  • Dawn
    Dec 15, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

  • Maureen Timerman
    Nov 19, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

    Sophie?s Story was worth the wait. As I neared the end I was not ready for this series or this particular book to end! I really enjoyed this journey and learning about The Orphan trains that once were. I understand they were necessary and helped many, yet for some it was not a good e...

    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 nov...

    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...

    Bringing the Orphan Train series to a satisfying conclusion, "Searching for You" is another heart-stirring historical tale from the talented pen of Jody Hedlund. Fans who enjoyed the first two books of the series will be pleased to focus on the tale of the third Neumann sister, Sophie,...

    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 ...

    Searching For You is my favorite book in this fabulous series. Connecting with Sophie again and following her path through this last book of the series is a sweet and poignant journey. It's an education into the lives of countless orphans transported out of New York City during the 185...

    If Jody Hedlund's track record for excellence in writing heartwarming, page-turning, inspirational romantic fiction hasn't already won you over, then the stunning cover of Searching for You should have grabbed your eye and beckoned you to have a closer look. I don't know if I'm the...

    I have been looking forward to this book for so long, and it sure didn?t disappoint. Now it can be read alone, but I would definitely start with the first one and savor each one, they are so good! This is Sophie Neumann?s story her survival and hopes for a secure home, and you wil...

  • Beth
    Nov 06, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

  • Joleen
    Jan 01, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

  • Nancee
    Dec 29, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

    Sophie?s Story was worth the wait. As I neared the end I was not ready for this series or this particular book to end! I really enjoyed this journey and learning about The Orphan trains that once were. I understand they were necessary and helped many, yet for some it was not a good e...

    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 nov...

    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...

    Bringing the Orphan Train series to a satisfying conclusion, "Searching for You" is another heart-stirring historical tale from the talented pen of Jody Hedlund. Fans who enjoyed the first two books of the series will be pleased to focus on the tale of the third Neumann sister, Sophie,...

    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 ...

    Searching For You is my favorite book in this fabulous series. Connecting with Sophie again and following her path through this last book of the series is a sweet and poignant journey. It's an education into the lives of countless orphans transported out of New York City during the 185...

  • Kav
    Mar 13, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

  • Vera Godley
    Dec 21, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

    Sophie?s Story was worth the wait. As I neared the end I was not ready for this series or this particular book to end! I really enjoyed this journey and learning about The Orphan trains that once were. I understand they were necessary and helped many, yet for some it was not a good e...

    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 nov...

    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...

  • Hallie Szott
    Jan 14, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

  • Madison
    Jan 09, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

  • Clara
    Nov 27, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    Jan 03, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

    Sophie?s Story was worth the wait. As I neared the end I was not ready for this series or this particular book to end! I really enjoyed this journey and learning about The Orphan trains that once were. I understand they were necessary and helped many, yet for some it was not a good e...

    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 nov...

    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...

    Bringing the Orphan Train series to a satisfying conclusion, "Searching for You" is another heart-stirring historical tale from the talented pen of Jody Hedlund. Fans who enjoyed the first two books of the series will be pleased to focus on the tale of the third Neumann sister, Sophie,...

  • Jodi
    Nov 14, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

    Sophie?s Story was worth the wait. As I neared the end I was not ready for this series or this particular book to end! I really enjoyed this journey and learning about The Orphan trains that once were. I understand they were necessary and helped many, yet for some it was not a good e...

    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 nov...

    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...

    Bringing the Orphan Train series to a satisfying conclusion, "Searching for You" is another heart-stirring historical tale from the talented pen of Jody Hedlund. Fans who enjoyed the first two books of the series will be pleased to focus on the tale of the third Neumann sister, Sophie,...

    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 ...

    Searching For You is my favorite book in this fabulous series. Connecting with Sophie again and following her path through this last book of the series is a sweet and poignant journey. It's an education into the lives of countless orphans transported out of New York City during the 185...

    If Jody Hedlund's track record for excellence in writing heartwarming, page-turning, inspirational romantic fiction hasn't already won you over, then the stunning cover of Searching for You should have grabbed your eye and beckoned you to have a closer look. I don't know if I'm the...

  • Staci
    Dec 19, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

  • Nancy
    Nov 13, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

    Sophie?s Story was worth the wait. As I neared the end I was not ready for this series or this particular book to end! I really enjoyed this journey and learning about The Orphan trains that once were. I understand they were necessary and helped many, yet for some it was not a good e...

  • Brittany
    Dec 23, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    Nov 22, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

  • Glorianne
    Jan 10, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

  • Amy
    Dec 01, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

    Sophie?s Story was worth the wait. As I neared the end I was not ready for this series or this particular book to end! I really enjoyed this journey and learning about The Orphan trains that once were. I understand they were necessary and helped many, yet for some it was not a good e...

    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 nov...

  • Haley S
    Jan 11, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

  • Dana Michael
    Nov 18, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

  • Susan
    Nov 26, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

  • Trixi
    Nov 04, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

  • Beth Erin
    Dec 28, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

  • Abby Breuklander
    Feb 19, 2019

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

  • Lori
    Nov 15, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

  • Paula Shreckhise
    Dec 20, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie?s story. It wasn?t easy to wait, but oh so very worth it! Jody Hedlund takes readers on a heartfelt journey through the pages of this book. I felt like I was right in the story with the characters. My heart broke for Sophie and cheered ...

    I really enjoyed this book. Jody is an exceptional writer. Her writing has a way of making you feel like you're in the story with the characters and feel what they are feeling. I admire Sophie for trying to do right by Nicholas and Olivia. Everyone has dirty laundry and Sophie is n...

    First of all, I want to thank Jody Hedlund once again for allowing me to be a part of the influencing team for this novel. I have not not enjoyed one of her books yet. And I doubt I ever will as all of her books are very well written and enjoyable to read. The story was a very heartw...

    Reinhold Weiss!! Swoon!! He has to be one of the most awesome heroes I have read this year. He was a hard working young man who was so disciplined and dogmatic in his work but he was so gentle and loving too.. A man of integrity. And, oh so handsome. I am obviously in love with Reinhol...

    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 l...

    Love love and love this story!! It's amazing how God can take the most painful experiences and horrible mistakes and turn them into something beautiful for His glory and for our good. Our lives are never beyond repair to where He can't turn things around. It's when we let go and step o...

    This book could have been cut in half just by removing repetitive internal conflict. I understand the emotional turmoil within each of the main characters; I think it was realistic and valid. I also think that hearing about it once, twice, or even 5 times throughout the book would have...

    Sophie?s Story was worth the wait. As I neared the end I was not ready for this series or this particular book to end! I really enjoyed this journey and learning about The Orphan trains that once were. I understand they were necessary and helped many, yet for some it was not a good e...

    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 nov...

    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...

    Bringing the Orphan Train series to a satisfying conclusion, "Searching for You" is another heart-stirring historical tale from the talented pen of Jody Hedlund. Fans who enjoyed the first two books of the series will be pleased to focus on the tale of the third Neumann sister, Sophie,...

    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 ...

  • Becca-Rae Weidel
    Nov 19, 2018

    Finally getting to know Sophie in Searching for You was a delight. Forced to grow up much too soon, yet still lacking in a certain maturity, her character goes through tremendous growth throughout the story. Her previous decisions were those of a desperate girl and her change from that...

    This is the third book in a series. It can be read alone, but it is a better story with the background from the first two. I was very pleased with the outcome of this book. It is all that I could have wished for as a reader. To have the characters struggle and eventually find peace...

    While it took me a bit to get used to Sophie grown up, the concluding story of the Orphan Train series sucked me in just like the previous novels and immersed me in the period. I loved how protective Sophie is of Olivia and Nicholas and devoted to keeping them together. She doesn't hav...

    Satisfying conclusion to the Orphan Train Series. Youngest Neumann sister Sophie has struggled for two years to take care of herself and the two young children she has cared for since their mother passed away. There were many endearing characters in the novel: Euphemia Duff, Jakob a...

    Searching for You by Jody Hedlund Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance Format: Kindle Timeframe: 1859 Location: Mayfield, IL Main Characters: Sophie Neumann: 18 year old runaway immigrant Reinhold Weiss: Immigrant now farmer Jakob Weiss: Reinhold?s younger brother Barclay, Eup...

    Ah! Wonderful end to this series. Jody Hedlund has given us a wonderful series about the women and children that were part of the orphan train emigration in 1859. Her research is impeccable, laying a solid foundation as she masterfully crafts the final heart-stirring story in this...

    Full review and favorite quotes on FaithfullyBookish.com 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 a...

    What a wonderful story and a beautiful wrap up to the Orphan Train series. I have read every book in this series, including the prequel novella, yet I believe that Searching for You could be read and enjoyed by someone who had not read the other books that precede it. These two main...

    "And deep down, Sophie knew it was time to stop running from her mistakes and the brokenness of her life...She had to place the broken pieces into God's hands and let Him start putting her back together." (p 300-301) Squueeepp!!! I have been so anxious to read the conclusion to Jody...

    Review to come. Reading Challenge Categories: -#Ampersand2019 Reading Challenge: A book set in the past -Beat the Backlist Reading Bingo: Finish a series -#LitsyAtoZ: S -#ReadingUSA: Illinois ...

    Series books and I have a love/hate relationship. I love series because the story continues from one book to the next, and we get a more intimate look at each character. However, like with Searching for You, the series must come to an end, which this reader is not a fan of. The mor...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    I loved this conclusion to the Orphan Train series! I loved seeing how Sophie struggled and how she overcame her obstacles. This series has probably been one of my favorite series that Jody Hedlund has written. Her books always have depth to them. I received a copy from the publ...

    The book fog is real y'all...WOW! I have loved this series right from the very beginning. Jody Hedlund knows how to suck a reader in deep! The heartache, the hope, the faith, the endurance, the ability to rise above from the broken pieces--this is a series that will stay with you long ...