Kearney, Cheyenne, Rawlins. Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco. At each train station, a few lucky orphans from the crowded streets of New York City receive the fulfillment of their dreams: a home and family. This "orphan train" is the vision of Charles Loring Brace, founder of the Children's Aid Society, who cannot bear to see innocent children abandoned in the overpopulated cities of the mid-nineteenth-century. Yet it is not just the orphans whose lives need mending -- follow the train along and watch God's hand restore love and laughter to the right family at the right time!
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|Title of Romance eBook: The Little Sparrows||Series: The Orphan Train Trilogy, , #1|
|Release Date: 12-24-2008|
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|Publisher: Multnomah Books|
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The Little Sparrows
Chapter OneIt was early April 1874, in southeastern Wyoming on a bright sunny Saturday morning. The prairie was golden with sunlight beneath an azure sky. White clouds rode the high wind, patching the land with drifting shadows. The air was clear and crisp, and from the Circle C ranch where rancher Sam Claiborne and his wife, Emma, stood on the front porch of their two-story white frame house looking westward, their range of vision extended all the way to the majestic Rocky Mountains some fifty miles away. The lofty peaks were still snow packed and filled the horizon. The Claibornes were looking for movement on the prairie, but the only movement in sight was a bald eagle winging its way southward on the airwaves.
The lanky rancher, who would turn thirty-five on his next birthday, sighed. "Honey, I can't wait any longer. I've got to get into Cheyenne for my appointment with Lyle Wilson. The bank closes at noon on Saturdays and I don't want to be late."
Emma, who was a year younger than her husband, said, "Go ahead and saddle Midnight, dear. I'll keep watch."
Sam nodded. "Okay. Be back shortly."
Emma observed her husband's form as he hurried around the house, then a small frown lined her brow and a shadow flicked across her blue eyes as she looked toward the west once again. She knew how much her child enjoyed riding and racing her bay mare across the prairie, but of late she had found herself ill at ease each time.
She whispered a prayer toward heaven, asking the Lord to bring both girls back safely. Betty Houston was Jody's best friend and a fine Christian girl. The girls were excellent riders, but out there on the prairie a lot of t...