When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She’s had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children’s Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn’t want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance.
The son of one of New York City’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, Thornton Quincy faces a dilemma. His father is dying, and in order to decide which of his sons will inherit everything, he is requiring them to do two things in six months: build a sustainable town along the Illinois Central Railroad, and get married. Thornton is tired of standing in his twin brother’s shadow and is determined to win his father’s challenge. He doesn’t plan on meeting a feisty young woman on his way west, though.
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I really enjoyed this story. It was a wonderful historical romance. I mean, some authors cannot pull of adding history into the story without seeing too historical. But, Jody is not one of those authors. She is wonderful at adding history to the story.
I really liked this cover. It immediately set the mood for the book. Before even reading the back synopsis, I knew the basic setting of the story. I am going to give it 5 stars.
I am going to give the book 4 stars because of one thing. The contest was kind of unrealistic. I mean, the father wanting his sons to marry for love in six months was not very smart. Some people don’t fall head over heels in just six months. That was the only thing I didn’t really like about the story. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this book to any fan of the historical romance genre! I am totally looking forward to the next book in the Orphan Train series!
Title: With You Always
Author: Jody Hedlund
Author’s Website: http://jodyhedlund.com/
Reading Resolution: #1 (Jody Hedlund is from Michigan!)
This review is written in my own opinions and words.