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 orphans heading west by train, Sophie hopes to find safety and a happy life. When the train stops in Illinois for the first placement of orphans, Sophie faces the most difficult choice of her life.

Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm. With mounting debts, a harvest to bring in, and past scars that haunt him, he’s in no position to give his heart away . . . but can he say no when his long-lost friend shows up on a nearby train pleading for his help?

Published on December 4, 2018 by Bethany House

A wonderful ending to an amazing series…

I've been waiting for Reinhold's story since the very first book. A great guy deserves a happy ending and I hadn't imagined that it would be with Sophie. I thought the way the author used their pasts to create a future for them together was really well done. 

And I don't think I've loved a side character as much as I loved Euphemia! Her wisdom spoke volumes to me and that's what I love about Christian Fiction, and especially those by Jody Hedlund. I not only can enjoy a book guilt-free because I'm not filling my mind with empty things but I'm actually filling it with life lessons I can apply to my own life! 

My only downside to Searching for You was I had a hard time relating to Sophie… I just couldn't connect with her like I usually do to main characters. But that's just something that's different for every person and so if that's the only fault I could find with this book I'm pretty sure it's safe to say it's a winner! 

You won't regret the time you spend reading this book and especially the whole series!


Thank you to Jody Hedlund for a copy of the book. All views expressed are my own.

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A desperate noblewoman, a rebellious peasant, and a forbidden love.

While fleeing an arranged betrothal to a heartless lord, Lady Isabelle becomes injured and lost. Rescued by a young peasant man, she hides her identity as a noblewoman for fear of reprisal from the peasants who are bitter and angry toward the nobility.

Cole Warwick cannot turn his back on a person in need and soon finds himself falling for Izzy, the gentle and beautiful runaway who is mending in his cottage. As the leader of an imminent uprising against the nobility, he tries to resist his growing feelings for Izzy to protect her from the dangerous life he’s chosen. But the longer she stays, the more he hopes she’ll never leave.

When Izzy’s true identity is revealed, Cole feels betrayed. With the rebellion underway, can Cole forgive Izzy and find a way to save her from an unhappy marriage? Or will he and his peasant army be destroyed before he has the chance to fight for the people and the woman he loves?

Published on September 4, 2018 by Northern Lights Press

One of my favorite aspects of this book was the character growth from Isabelle. The message of using the strengths and talents given to you by God and not trying to be like someone else is a positive and encouraging one that youth and adult alike benefit from.

What I love so much about Jody Hedlund's young adult series is the way she communicates to the heart of the reader. Her characters struggle with the real issues of youth today and as the reader enters the world of the hero/heroine the influence to make the right decisions and succeed against overwhelming odds is in every situation.

The romance aspect of this novel is captivating! It's written in a way that I would let my young sisters read without hesitation. I don’t have to worry about them reading something inappropriate but it’s not stuffy or boring either!

If you’re like me and love books with a story from an older time or if you’re looking for a book for a younger audience to read, then this is the book for you!


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