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Orphan Train Belle [Kindle Edition]

Teresa Lilly
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this novella, Maribelle is asked to leave the orphanage at age eighteen, she isn't sure where to go or what to do, so she jumps at the chance to ride the Orphan Train and help take care of the twenty-four children.
At the final stop in Missouri, she is once again concerned about her future return to Boston, but when a handsome man asks if he can 'adopt' her to help take care of 'Connie', she immediatly agrees.
Will Maribelle, 'Belle' find a home and love in Missouri or have to return to the orphan life in Boston.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1822 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Publisher:, Lovely Romance Press (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute, Comical, with HEA ending January 14, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
What an enjoyable short story of hope, love and happiness. Maribelle was forced to leave the orphanage because she turned eighteen. She is picked to assist with twenty-four adoptable children traveling westward on the orphan train, but at the end, she would be returned to Boston and the unknown. The town blacksmith, Dan, shows up and the last child has already been adopted, but he talks Maribelle into coming home with him, even asking if he needed to adopt her to care for Connie. The story is simplistic and comical in the assumptions that Belle makes about the relationship between Dan and Connie. Dan thanks the Lord for sending Belle and Belle thanks the Lord for not having to return to Boston. The misunderstanding is resolved and ends with a HEA ending. It's a reminder to not assume about a situation and to remember that God is always in control. Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars quick clean romance March 15, 2015
By Marilyn
This is a very short clean novella. Maribelle has turned 18 and must leave the orphanage. She is unsure of her future, when she is asked to accompany some orphan children on a train to find homes for them she feels she has no choice. Once this job is over she is not sure where she will live. When at the last stop, all the children are adopted she has mixed feeling.

Dan needs help with Connie. When he rushes to adopt a child and finds they are all gone he worked a deal with Maribelle. When misunderstanding and feelings arise what will be the outcome?

I was given a copy of this book from the author for my honest opinion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Sweet Short Story February 9, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
Eighteen year old orphan Maribelle accompanies younger orphaned children on an orphan train, stopping at cities and towns along the way from Boston to a town in Missouri. Anxious about the thought of having to return to Boston to find a more permanent position, she is happy to be offered a job caring for a woman who had been injured in a fall and who had subsequently contracted pneumonia. Her only problem is falling for the young man who hired her and concern over having fallen for a married man. You'll have to read it to find out how things are resolved. I was given a free copy of the story for an honest review.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A quick read January 20, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
This was more of 3.5 stars for me as this one was very predictable like the other Orphan Train book. Even the conversation with the "older boy" was the same, the same little girl who didn't get adopted until the end and even the "train marm" was similar. It was still an enjoyable read though.

I was given a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good November 18, 2013
By Char
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
do not really remember i have read soooo many since then. a lot of mail order brides & orphan train.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Orphan Train Belle October 30, 2013
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The book was great-so sad and good at the same time that all these children where taken out West to fine families.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, light short read September 14, 2013
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I appreciate that it is described as a 'novelette' in the very beginning! This was a refreshing, clean read that makes you wish there was a little more. Too bad the real world takes so much time! Enjoy this great escape with a happy ending!
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