There ain't no mistaken It's true love we're making Something to last for all time It's never changing Can't you hear me, I'm saying I want you for the rest of my life. Together Forever Rick Astley. Traduzida por Marcelo , Legendado por Willians e jose. Mobile Android iPhone Windows Phone. Desktop Google Chrome Windows 8.
Meu perfil Enviar letra Mensagens Editar Sair. With some chuckles, some heart break, and life struggles, this story has it all. I received this book through Celebrate Lit Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review. May 10, Tricia Mingerink rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this book. It is really well researched and an in depth look at the operations of the orphan trains. Marianne sometimes got on my nerves, but she really matures by the end of this book and the romance was adorable.
I really, really can't wait for book 3! I really want to know what happened to Sophie! Apr 24, Susan Snodgrass rated it it was amazing. She hires on with the Children's Aid Society so that to have an insider job and maybe find her sister. The year is and children are being taken by orphan train across the country to find parents and escape the brutal life on the streets they have been living. But Sophie has seemingly disappeared and Marianne has to find her.
She meets a fellow agen 'God wasn't about to listen to her prayers, much less answer them. She meets a fellow agent, Andrew Brady, a former schoolteacher who has a way with children and they travel the train together making sure the children are settled. Drew is a handsome and charming man, but he carries a deep burden within his heart. He and Marianne are drawn to one another, but a shocking tragedy threatens to forever separate them and destroy their work.
Jody Hedlund became a favorite with her very first book. She does great research into the subject of her books and writes in such a way that the reader is drawn right into the book. This one warms the heart and breaks it at the same time. I can't imagine a child having to be chosen after traveling cross country on an orphan train.
But yet this happened in our nation. Hedlund tells the story and tells it well. The opinions stated are entirely my own.
Apr 23, Martha rated it really liked it. The first book in this series and these are not stand alone books , was not about the traditional orphan trains as much as I thought it would be. This one was more traditional. I enjoyed the storyline, and following up on Marianne's story a bit more, getting to know her, as it were. Hedlund is talented at pulling out pieces of history that actually happened, real life stories, both the sad and the good.
This book was no exception. It addresses something that many of us face, the ability to The first book in this series and these are not stand alone books , was not about the traditional orphan trains as much as I thought it would be. It addresses something that many of us face, the ability to blame ourselves for things that we are not responsible for. It often seems easier to blame us as we believe it of ourselves. This story could be used to demonstrate lessons, but also if you were studying history, a way to learn about some of the orphan trains and their history.
I obtained this book from NetGalley and the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own. May 05, Staci rated it really liked it Shelves: An interesting look at what it was like to be a child or chaperone on an Orphan Train. In Together Forever, main character Marianne is looking for her sister that she believes went on one of the trains. She is able to secure a position as an agent responsible for finding homes for children at different stops in Illinois. Her co-agent is Andrew Brady. It was a sweet story with a touch of mystery. May 15, Vera Godley rated it really liked it.
The trauma and heart-hurting rawness of families torn apart, abandoned, suffering, and being given away to others is poignantly written into the pages of Jody Hedlund's Orphan Train series. She has fleshed out the story of peoples in the mid's who because of poverty found themselves in conditions where there were thousands of children abandoned to the streets of New York.
There are two main story lines or emphasis in Together Forever. The first would be the story of the children being taken The trauma and heart-hurting rawness of families torn apart, abandoned, suffering, and being given away to others is poignantly written into the pages of Jody Hedlund's Orphan Train series. The first would be the story of the children being taken from the streets of New York to be resettled with families in the mid-west.
It is about them as individuals with fears, troubles, attitudes that make them either considered to be good or poor choices for those willing to take them in. The second story line in the book is a developing romance between the two main characters, Marianne Neumann and Andrew Brady. The children include many ages from toddlers to teens. When they stop at the towns that have families awaiting the opportunity to choose a child to take in, the children face a gamut of types of families.
They are peered at, examined for ability to work, and scrutinized. Siblings are torn apart and some are deemed "unwanted. Being in close proximity for many weeks as agents transporting these children aboard the Orphan Trains, the young adults, Marianne and Andrew, became drawn to one another and it soon their friedship blossomed into a sweet romance.
Together Forever can easily be read as a stand alone story. However, other characters in the book were in book one in the series and the continuity is nice and makes for a more enjoyable read. The plight of the children in this series touches my heart as my own mother was raised in a orphanage because circumstances prevented her mother keeping her at home. Her situation was not as dire as that of the children consigned to the outbound Orphan Train, but it is a reminder that life can be hard and when hardship comes, the children suffer the most.
I recommend Together Forever.
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I receive a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and are freely given. Jun 24, Denise Hershberger rated it liked it. The wagon orphan trains of the past drew me to this book and truthfully the series since I worked in an orphanage two summers back in '08 and ' The plight of these children in this book was especially sad and I found my heart breaking a number of times. I cannot imagine the logistical nightmare of being these agents in charge of placing all these children and then also doing the follow-up. I was especially impressed with the historical research for the book, but felt like the relationships in The wagon orphan trains of the past drew me to this book and truthfully the series since I worked in an orphanage two summers back in '08 and ' I was especially impressed with the historical research for the book, but felt like the relationships in the book were rushed.
As much as I love romance in my books, I almost wished it had played a lesser role. Overall this was a good book, I just didn't fall in love with the characters as much as I have with some of Hedlund's other books in the past. My favorites are still the lighthouse books, even though on a personal note I am very drawn to stories of orphans.
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. May 08, Paula Shreckhise rated it it was amazing Shelves: As usual, Jody Hedlund has woven a terrific tale. She capably turns her research into a realistic story that tugs at your heart. She puts you right in the story through the setting and you feel the plight of the poor orphans who were riding a train out West in hopes of finding a family who could love them.
Their purpose is to place them out with people who agree to take them. Not only does Marianne desire to find good homes for the orphans. She is looking for her missing sister, Sophie, who she believes has ended up in a town along the train line. Drew is still trying to find his way in the world — out from under the expectations of his father, who wants him to go into the ministry or law. As they travel together, Drew and Marianne try to fight their growing attraction.
Will Marianne find her sister? How can Drew and Marianne bear to part with the children they have come to love? Will they be able to place all the children and will they be going to good homes? This was a very interesting subject, showing the logistics of placing orphans in a hopefully stable environment.
It also showed the faith struggles that Drew and Marianne went through in the middle of seemingly insurmountable circumstances that could have crippled them. This book is for fans of historical Christian fiction. It is filled with hope, forgiveness and redemption. I was under no obligation to post a favorable review. May 07, Rebecca rated it really liked it. But the steps grew nearer. Both were employed as placing agents with the Children's Aid Society of New York, and on the eve of an important cross country trip; chaperoning a train car full of orphans who were anxiously anticipating placements within fa " 'Go away!
Both were employed as placing agents with the Children's Aid Society of New York, and on the eve of an important cross country trip; chaperoning a train car full of orphans who were anxiously anticipating placements within families through-out small Illinois railroad towns. Whereas Andrew appears lighthearted and impulsive, Marianne feels cautious and reserved, viewing the trip as an opportunity to search for a much beloved sister, who had virtually disappeared. As the miles disappear behind them, their hours of close proximity forge an invisible bond of attraction, between themselves and the children, making the decisions ahead of them all the more painful.
Sometimes loving means letting go and often times "courage takes many forms". Thankfully, there is a God "whose strength is made perfect in weakness". A lovely historical with plenty of blush rendering romance! I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. The opinions state are entirely my own. May 04, Kristine Morgan rated it it was amazing. Jody Hedlund never disappoints! I can always count on a good read when I pick up one her books and Together Forever was fantastic. This is book two of her Orphan Train series. I loved reading about Marianne's trip on the placing out train trip.
Hedlund did a wonderful job of recreating the atmosphere of New York City and the desperation of people to provide a better life for their children. I loved the plot and the plot twists. I am eagerly looking forward to the next book! So grab your trav Jody Hedlund never disappoints! So grab your travel mug of tea and ride along with Adam, Marianne, and the children as they travel to new lives.
I was given this book by the publisher with no expectations. All thoughts are my own.
Apr 21, Rachael rated it really liked it. Though this book can stand alone, I do recommend reading the first. It will help you better understand the characters in this read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It certainly gives one empathy for the task they chose to perform. It took much sacrificial love and giving of oneself to do it well. Hedlund once again brings history to life with absolutely wonderful characters, emotionally scenes, vivid detail, and a unique point of view from an interesting historical time of the orphan trains.
This book will have a place on my forever shelves. I received this book from the publisher. My opinions are all my own. Mar 31, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: I struggled with the decision on what to rate this book. Jody Hedlund is a wonderful and talented author and generally I love her stories and recommend them to who ever I can. Her actions and the thoughts behind them never seemed to show any growth or maturity up until the very last pages of the book,yet it all worked out fine.
Everything was wrapped up I struggled with the decision on what to rate this book. Everything was wrapped up neatly regardless.
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He was either recklessly doing whatever he felt like or moping. I enjoyed seeing Elise again and getting to know Reinhold better. I know many others have greatly enjoyed this book and as I said, Hedlund is an excellent writer. Many of her other stories have earned spots on my favorites shelf. May 15, Amy rated it it was amazing. Together Forever is what I have been waiting for all year. The wait for book two was well worth it. I love how the author uses vivid historical details for her stories.
Love how she brought Marianne and Drew to life. Another reason why she is among my favorite authors. I give Together Forever a well deserved five plus stars. I will be eagerly waiting for the third installment from the Orphan Train series. Great piece of sweet, clean and romantic historical fiction.
I received this book from the author but was not required to write a review.
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Jun 18, Victoria Lynn rated it liked it. May 22, Chautona Havig rated it really liked it. In all honesty, when I requested a review copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, I did hesitate—just a little. You see, along with mail-order brides and Amish courtships, orphan trains can tend to lend themselves to formulaic and rehashed plots. So, I took a chance. A master storyteller, she also manages to bring you u In all honesty, when I requested a review copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, I did hesitate—just a little. Instead, what she weaves is an intriguing story with interesting characters and unexpectedly expected plot lines.
But she made me doubt. She made it impossible to put the book down until I knew, without a doubt, that the right guy would get the girl. Okay, critics could make a few valid points. For example, Marianne is just a tiny bit too perfect. In my opinion, somehow it works. Knowing about the past humanizes her. So I disagree with that critique, but I can see why some might make it.
There were a few times that modern phrasing slipped in.
But it did jar me for a moment because of how prevalent the term is today. But my only real critique is the… Well, for lack of better word… sizzle. If you read this in summer, be sure to turn down your thermostats so that you stay comfortably cool, because um… yeah. The affection and desire displayed and contemplated are not inappropriate in the way they are portrayed although one could argue that for the TIME in which it took place, it was a bit much. The biggest miss for me is that because of the light in which Ms. However, if you take elements of what he did and how he did it and picked them apart without the rest of his personality in play, you could read them through very different and unsavory lenses.
I suspect that some readers will. But with a story that great, I can skim a few kisses and swoons. Because, you see, I just really loved it--and I can't explain why except that I believed it was playing out on the page, I rooted for good guys, cheered when bad guys got their come-uppance, and my heart broke for the people it should break for.
That made it wonderful. May 12, Fizzy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jody Hedlund has yet to write a book that I've read that I haven't loved. Her Orphan Train series has captured my heart and my mind. Waiting between releases is torture. Having the book sitting on my stack waiting it's turn to read? I mean, I have a schedule for a reason but sometimes I just want to toss it to the wind and just indulge.
I usually don't, but I desperately want to. I picked this book off my pile, my 60th of the year, during the work week. Work always gets in the way of Jody Hedlund has yet to write a book that I've read that I haven't loved. Work always gets in the way of reading: D It took me a bit to read it and I was just as enthralled with the first chapter as I was the last. Though since it has been more than a minute since I read the first book the obvious first step was to go back to my review of the second. You can find that here 'With You Always'.
Marianne has a lot to figure out. She takes personal responsibility for Olivia and Nicholas orphans her and her sisters had taken in being sent away from the home they were staying at to placed out on the orphan train but also her sister Sophie taking off to find her young charges. None had been find-able, even with investigators. So what is a girl to do? Finagle a job at the Children's Aid Society and go out on the train of course! Never mind the desperately annoy yet handsome man that is accompanying you on the journey. Never mind the adorable little boy that still needs a family.
Those are just gravy ya know? I have to say it, yes there was insta-loveish. But it was hilarious and endearing and I didn't even care to acknowledge it. There was also a love triangle. That I desperately struggled with not flipping ahead to the end to figure out who she ended up with. I wanted to but I didn't. That kept me on the edge and I didn't even care that it was a love triangle. I mean hello, those two things alone should tell you just how amazing this book is.
Though I gotta feel bad for Reinhold. He will never have the one woman he loved yet he has been loved by two women he didn't want. It was nice to see Marianne grow up in this book. Embrace who she is, who she was, who she can be. It was nice to see her come to terms what what she saw as her failings. Though I can say the same for Drew. I don't have history with him but I came to care for him. I also was drawn into his story and awakening to who he is, was, and can be. Self-forgiveness is sometimes the hardest forgiveness to give. That was a huge theme in this book for me. Sophie still isn't found but Marianne, Reinhold, and Drew all found themselves.
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And hopefully in the next book we find Sophie, Olivia, and Nicholas. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Bethany House, NetGalley. I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. Originally posted at https: Aug 07, Kav rated it it was amazing. The second book in Jody Hedlund's Orphan Train series is just as captivating as the first one.
You can totally read Together Forever as a standalone novel but I do feel like you'll get some of the emotional undercurrents better if you've read With You Always. And this is such an amazing series you'll be more than happy to lose yourself in both stories. Once again, Hedlund dazzles with fascinating historical facts that boggle the mind and then she weaves an exceptional story around them. The whole The second book in Jody Hedlund's Orphan Train series is just as captivating as the first one. The whole concept of the Orphan Trains -- the haphazard paperwork, the almost casual way children are placed in homes In some ways it reminded me of a slave auction though no money exchanged hands.
And they didn't seem to be too worried about ensuring that all the children were actually orphans. That's not to say that the intent wasn't honorable But the New York City slums were death traps so desperation drove this innovative solution to saving children's lives.
Against that intriguing backdrop, Marianne and Drew are paired as placing agents heading west with 30 orphans to place along the way. She's hired on in a desperate attempt to track her missing sister. He's running from a painful past. The air crackles at their first meet and rises to a sizzle as they get to know each other on the journey. Simply put, Drew is a heartthrob.
A man who loves women and knows how to flirt and tease and curl toes. Marianne is smitten in spite of herself and you'll definitely want to plump up the cushions on your fainting couch so swooning accidents can be kept at a minimum. But this story isn't all sizzle and spice -- the plot twists and turns in unexpected ways and both hero and heroine wrestle with an inability to forgive themselves for issues that belong in the past.
Together Forever is an emotionally charged, page-turning-frenzy of delight! Jun 25, Lisa Bookworm Lisa rated it really liked it. My list of book to read keeps growing. This book is set in New York City, a train, and rural town in the country. I liked "seeing" the transition between city life and country life in the 's.