Journey to Love

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today, I’m honored to have my good friend Amanda join me on my blog. She’s written the first of many books in what sounds like a really wonderful series called, Orphan Journeys. And she has a giveaway, too!

About the Book

Journey to Love - front smNow orphaned, Marie is swept miles away from the only life she knew to be sheltered by unknown guardians. Caught in the challenges of a new life, she cannot prevent changes from happening, but she can keep the Bowles and their friends at arm’s length. Or can she?

While things appear to transition smoothly on the outside, Marie struggles against the turmoil she faces on the inside. She sees something in the Bowles and her new friends that she had never experienced before…but should she trust what the preacher is teaching when it goes against everything she had accepted as truth? Is God really a God of love? If He is, then is Marie willing to accept it?

Follow Marie as she begins the journey to love.

 About the Series

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Imagine yourself as an orphan, struggling for survival on the filthy New York streets, where disease and crime run rampant. Journey from these wretched streets to a temporary lodging in an overcrowded orphanage and then to the train station. After riding the train for hours, picture yourself lining up with other children, waiting as adults look you over. Would you be chosen—or would you have to hold onto the hope that maybe, at the next station, someone would want to bring you home?

Minister Charles Loring Brace had a vision for New York orphans that brought them through this journey from streets to homes. He began his orphan work in 1853, then in 1854, because of lack of orphanage space, Brace sent the first orphans by train to Dowagiac, Michigan, where the children could be sheltered by local families. The “orphan train” continued until 1929, bringing at least 150,000 children to new homes where they were fostered and, occasionally, adopted.

Brace desired to place children in good, Protestant homes. Many orphans experienced Brace’s desire, but some orphans had different stories: siblings were separated, and some couples took orphans to use for cheap labor. Though many orphans ended up as successful men and women, not all of them turned out to be trustworthy citizens.

Orphan Journeys is a fictional novella series based off of the American Orphan Train saga, following orphans not only as they adjust to a new life, but also as they embark upon a spiritual journey.

About the Author

Amanda bio picAmanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

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Note: This giveaway is open to those in the US only, unless you would like an eBook instead.

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5 thoughts on “Journey to Love

  1. Naomi says:

    I would love to read this book! I’ve read two of Amanda’s short stories, and they are amazing! She writes super well, but more important to me, her stories prompt the reader to grow spiritually and apply the lesson to their life. I love books like that! Thank you for sharing this, Faith, and I am hoping to win one of the books! 🙂

  2. Naomi says:

    My favorite verse on love… The whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 13! But I guess if I had to choose it would be, “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.” (v. 3) and “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (v. 13)

  3. amandatero says:

    Thanks for being a part of my tour, Faith! 😀 Your support is a blessing!

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