Circle of Love (The Orphan Train Adventures #7)
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As the children filed out of the room, Miss Hunter spoke quietly to Frances. "You got along with them nicely. I knew you would, you being a teacher."
"I know how they feel," Frances said.
"These poor little foundlings and waifs? Well, as best you can, I suppose."
Frances didn't try to explain. She listened politely to Miss Hunter's advice about how to handle troublemakers, and how to arrange orderly visits to the small necessity in the railway car and to the privies at depot stops, and how to keep the boys from hanging out the train windows or climbing over the other passengers in the railway car.
But Frances's mind went from child to child. No matter whether there'd been tears or smiles, each of them was facing a difficult journey.
"I'll be fine, and so will the children," Frances assured Miss Hunter. She meant what she said with all her heart and tried to push away the doubts that kept repeating. Don't be so sure. You know as well as you know your own name, Frances Mary Kelly, that on this trip anything can happen.
The Civil war is over and Johnny has come home. But to Frances's dismay, Johnny is hesitant to marry her. Attempting to ease her aching heart, Frances accepts an offer to go to New York City and escort a group of orphans out west to new homes. Along the way,she must deal with a flood of painful memories and a threatening stranger. Will Frances be able to complete her mission . . . and return home to find out what her future will be?
"Contains sadness, love, danger, and suspense. Young readers . . . will not want to miss this installment."
"Excellent historical fiction . . . Frances Mary and her young charges find adventure, fear, despair and love in this fast-moving story."
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- 170 Pages
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- Joan Lowery Nixon and Daniel Weiss Associates, Inc.
- Adult content:
Literature and Fiction,
- Submitted By:
- Shelley L. Rhodes
- Proofread By:
- Sue Stevens
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