Friday, July 1, 2011

Orphaned Hearts

Author: Shawna K. Williams
Publisher: Desert Breeze
November 2010
ISBN: 978-1-61252-001-8
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

David Langly is a pastor that understands well the pain of being an orphan. Especially a deformed orphan. David’s body was severely damaged in the house fire that claimed his family, and as a result no one wanted to adopt him, instead, he was ridiculed and called Frankenstein. He didn’t want the same fate for another child. So when he learns about Caleb, a sweet six year old boy who lost his family—and his arm—in a car accident, David was determined to find the boy a home.

Sadie Miller is the town spinster. She’s given her life caring for her sick father, and now that he’s gone, she wants to give to someone else. When David proposes that she take in Caleb, as a foster mother, Sadie is thrilled. She has someone to love, and Caleb’s deformity doesn’t matter in the least.

Unfortunately, Child Welfare doesn’t agree that a single woman is qualified to be a foster parent and they insist that David return Caleb to the orphanage. So David and Sadie try to find an approved home for the poor orphaned boy—is it possible they’ll find a family instead?

ORPHANED HEARTS is a very sweet poignant story about three orphans. One orphaned as an adult, the other two as children. I had my heart’s strings tugged by the sad tales that the trio had, and wanted them to find love, acceptance, and a family.

The story was fairly predictable, and the font was a bit difficult to read (I was lucky enough to get a print copy, but it is available on Kindle, that might be easier to read than the print). Over all this is a very enjoyable story, set during the Great Depression. 122 pages. $3.99 on Kindle. Print prices unavailable.

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