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    • Searching for You

    • Orphan Train Series, Book 3
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Together Forever

    • Orphan Train series, Book 2
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Marianne Neumann has one goal in life: to find her lost younger sister, Sophie. When Marianne takes a job as a placing agent with the Children's Aid Society in 1858 in New York, she not only hopes to give children a better life but seeks to discover whether Sophie ended up leaving the city on an orphan train. Andrew Brady, her fellow agent on her first placing trip, is a former schoolteacher who has an easy way with the children - firm, but tender and funny. Underneath his charm, though, seems to linger a grief that won't go away - and a secret from his past that he keeps hidden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book. in fact I love this series.

    • By Tina Murphey on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • With You Always

    • Orphan Train, Book 1
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn't want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This book drove me crazy

    • By Elaine on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • For Love and Honor

    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Hayley Cresswell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed? Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Knights and Maidens

    • By SYJ on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Newton and Polly

    • A Novel of Amazing Grace
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Now remembered as the author of the world's most famous hymn, in the mid-18th century, as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton was a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty was to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father - until the night he heard Polly Catlett's enchanting voice caroling. He was immediately smitten and determined to win her affection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seriously wonderful! I couldn't stop listening!

    • By MARY on 09-27-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Unending Devotion

    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Lily Young longs to find her lost sister or will die trying. Heedless of any danger, she searches logging camps and towns, posing as a photographer’s assistant. And then she arrives in Harrison, Michigan - and into the sights of Connell McCormick. Connell is determined to increase the fortune of his lumber-baron father and figures as long as he’s living an upright life, that’s what matters. But when Lily arrives in town she upends his world, forcing him to confront the truth that dangerous men have gained too much power while good men turn a blind eye. Vexing but persuasive, Lily soon secures Connell’s help, drawing them ever closer to each other. Will standing for what’s right cost them both everything?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Historical Romance

    • By Sandra on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • An Awakened Heart: An Orphan Train Novella

    • Orphan Train Series, Book 0.5
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims to make a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. After seeing firsthand the hopelessness of the poor women and orphans, Christine is convinced more can be done to help them. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Preacher's Bride

    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Mimi Black
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    No matter the sacrifice, Elizabeth Whitbread would serve a wounded family. No matter the danger, John Costin was determined to speak God’s word. Neither expected to fall in love. As enemies threaten to silence Costin - and those close to him - will following their hearts cost John and Elizabeth everything?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Romance

    • By Dana M. on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Never Forget

    • Beacons of Hope, Book 5
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Abbie Watson is content to spend her days clamming, crabbing, and tending Rose Island Lighthouse. Her grandpa is the head light keeper, but his senility may lead to their eviction. Since leaving the island would kill her beloved Gramps, Abbie will do anything to keep him in the one place he knows and loves. Wealthy Nathaniel Winthrop III's wild living has gained him a reputation as the bad boy among the elite social circles of Newport.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Isabella Smith on 11-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hearts Made Whole

    • Beacons of Hope, Book 2
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    After her father's death, Caroline Taylor has grown confident running the Windmill Point lighthouse. But in 1865 Michigan, women aren't supposed to have such roles, so it's only a matter of time before the lighthouse inspector appoints a new keeper - even though Caroline has nowhere else to go and no other job available to her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • narration is wanting

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • An Uncertain Choice

    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Hayley Cresswell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Due to her parents' promise at her birth, Lady Rosemarie has been prepared to become a nun on the day she turns 18. Then, a month before her birthday, a friend of her father's enters the kingdom and proclaims her parents' will left a second choice - if Rosemarie can marry before the eve of her 18th year, she will be exempt from the ancient vow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cheesy fun

    • By Lorelei on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Rebellious Heart

    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Inspired by the true story of John and Abigail Adams. Massachusetts, 1763: A love that would shape history forever. Because she's a woman, higher learning was always closed to Susanna Smith. But her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. And she's determined to marry well, so she'll be able to continue her work with the less fortunate. Growing up with little to his name, poor country lawyer Benjamin Ross dreams of impacting the world for the better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By JK on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Forever Safe

    • Beacons of Hope
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Heiress to a vast fortune, Victoria Cole has everything she wants, including the perfect fiancé. Having left two other men at the altar, Victoria is sure that now she's found her true love and will finally live happily ever after. As her wedding draws near, however, Victoria's life is threatened. To keep her safe, Victoria's father hires a bodyguard. Tom Cushman's number one priority is protecting his clients, which means no personal entanglements. But he's never guarded someone as beautiful and winsome as Victoria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED IT!

    • By Sarah S. on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Daring Sacrifice

    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Hayley Cresswell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced to live in the woods and hide with the poor people she's grown to love, she works to save and protect them, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic story!

    • By Olwyn W. on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Love Unexpected

    • Beacons of Hope, Book 1
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    All Emma Chambers ever wanted was a home, but when her steamboat sinks just outside Presque Isle, she's left destitute and with no place to stay. An unlikely solution arises when the lighthouse keeper arrives in town. He's just lost his wife and is having a difficult time caring for his child. So a traveling preacher gets the idea that the keeper and Emma might be the answer to each other's dilemma.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story difficult narration

    • By PA NANA on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Out of the Storm: A Novella

    • Beacons of Hope Series
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known - and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down. Best-selling author Jody Hedlund's Out of the Storm is her first ever novella and introduces listeners to Beacons of Hope, a new series set in the 1800s amid the romance, history, and danger surrounding the Great Lakes lighthouses of Michigan.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Noble Groom

    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Recently widowed Annalisa Werner has the feeling her husband was murdered but can't prove it. Alone with her young daughter in 1881 Michigan, she has six months left to finish raising the money needed to pay back the land contract her husband purchased, and the land is difficult to toil by herself. She needs a husband. With unmarried men scarce, her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read of 1880's historical romance

    • By Joyful on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Undaunted Hope

    • Beacons of Hope, Book 3
    • By: Jody Hedlund
    • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Tessa Taylor arrives in 1870s Upper Peninsula, Michigan, planning to serve as a new teacher to the town. Much to her dismay, however, she immediately learns that there was a mistake, that the town had requested a male teacher. Percival Updegraff, superintendent and chief mine clerk, says she can stay through winter since they won't be able to locate a new teacher before then, and Tessa can't help but say she is in his debt. Little does she know that Percival will indeed keep track of all that she owes him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lacking romance

    • By Sarah S. on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95