When Danny and his little sister are left alone in New York City, he decides to take his sister and ride the Orphan Train out west, hoping to find a new family and a new life.
When the furniture removers empty the family tenement as payment for back rent, 10-year-old Kathleen Flannigan fears that her family will soon be homeless and hungry. Kathleen vows to save her family from ruin, even though her plan means personal sacrifice. Will the orphan train going to Michigan be the answer to Kathleen's vision of a better life for herself and her family?
This is the fourth book in the series. Sheriff Rob Hardin has a tough job. With her three sisters no longer acting as sheriff along with her, her brother-in-law insists the town hire a deputy. Rob agrees, but reluctantly. Leslie should be a huge help, and it brings her some comfort to know another female will be sharing her living quarters. Leslie arrives in Waterhole, but is nothing like Rob expected. Nothing at all! What will happen between the two?
"A female sheriff in the old west"
There was little about the childhood of Phoebe Ann Mosey that indicated that she would grow up to become Annie Oakley, one of the best sharpshooters the world has ever seen, and an icon of the West. Her parents, Jacob and Susan, were Quakers who migrated from Pennsylvania to Darke County, Ohio. Their daughter, who would become a national celebrity during her own life for "The Little Sure Shot of the West", learned her gun skills out of necessity, using them to hunt for food around the Cincinnati area, thousands of miles away from the Wild West.
Our Odyssey is the story of the travels and perils of two children who are sent to North America during World War II to escape the bombing of London. They must survive a number of dangerous situations while the girl and her brother endure a number of life-threatening circumstances during the next decade before they finally settle in the place they desire.