An Unexpected Family (Orphan Train Romance, #1)

An Unexpected Family (Orphan Train Romance, #1)

by Zoe Matthews

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Overview

What if you wanted to be a mother so badly, you would almost anything to make that dream come true?

Craig Parker, a local farmer, has been asking widowed Amanda Drake for over a year to marry him, to which Amanda has refused each time.  After all, she still loved her late husband and she didn't feel she could ever love again.  

One day, they hear about a train full of orphans coming to their town in Texas.  They both want to adopt a child and they are both individually given permission to adopt as a single parent.  

Complications arise as Amanda must make a decision; should she stay single and raise her new daughter on her own or will she find a new family?

If you like sweet western historical romances, then An Unexpected Family is for you!


"This well-written story is full of love for family that is built around 2 children who arrived on an orphan train." Ruth

"I loved this book!  Loved Amanda and Craig's story.  WIll be reading more from Zoe Matthews." Robin

"Nice Story about real history.  Gave me an opportunity to share with my children my own family's experiences with orphans and orphanages after the Civil War."  Amazon Reader

OTHER BOOKS IN THE ORPHAN TRAIN ROMANCE SERIES 
Book 1:  AN UNEXPECTED FAMILY
Book 2: THE PROMISE OF A FAMILY
Book 3:  BIG SPRING BRIDES:  ANNA
Book 4:  BIG SPRING BRIDES:  SERENA
Book 5:  BOG SPRING BRIDES:  KATRINA
Book 6:  WESTERN PROMISES
Book 7:  WESTERN SKIES


 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152274134
Publisher: Mely
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Series: Orphan Train Romance , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,223
File size: 501 KB

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An Unexpected Family (Orphan Train Romance, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good story line, but ended too abruptly.
Anonymous 12 months ago
excellent+%21+%21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple, short, plain prose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was extremely short , however, the story did move along at a fast clip.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read, likeable characters. ***vrnb***
Anonymous 1 days ago
I really loved the premise of this novel, however I wished it had been longer. I would have enjoyed hearing the children's background in far greater detail, including how they became orphaned, life in an Orphanage, hope for the future, and their experiences on the Orphan Train. I find this part of our national history fascinating, and one which Truly Helped Children in Desperate Circumstances. So many "do-gooders" have Always (even today)...Talk the Talk, but Never Walk the Walk! The Founder, Donors, Volunteers, and of course the Families who Adopted The Orphans Of The Children's Aid Society DID MORE THAN WALK THE WALK...THEY SAVED LIVES of Hundreds of Thousands of Children!! I only wish we had a program similar to this one Active in Today's Society!! There are far to many children suffering, as well as Many People who would be Grateful to give them a home, Love, and Family!
Anonymous 3 months ago
great book
Anonymous 5 months ago
Interesting story about the Orphan Train that traveled from New York City to Texas and beyond with children who were orphans and were looking for a new family to love and to be loved. Very touching story. Leaves tears in your eyes, love in your heart and a smile on your face.
Anonymous 8 months ago
to+short
katydid3 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book,and eager to buy more, but where are the rest of the series??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet+quick+read.+++I+enjoyed+this+story.+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book can't find the rest of it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, sweet. Quick reading for a beach day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "typos" are really incorrect grammar. Good story, though. Enjoyable light reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some typo errors. But i enjoyed reading this book.. its to know people are adopting orphaned children. We all need to be loved. Will look forward to reading more of your books. Thank-you T
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it