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7.25.2016

Book Review & GIVEAWAY! Letter of Love // Blog Tour

Letter of Love by Amanda Tero (5 star review)



Letter of Love: Edward's Story, 1902
Orphan Journeys

written by Amanda Tero

20 pages // published in 2016 // tween fiction


BOOK DESCRIPTION:
A short story sequel to the novella, Journey to Love. Can be read as a stand-alone.

Edward Dixon is convinced that life is cruel, and he is not willing for anything to change his mind from that. A letter from his sister, Marie, reveals that she views life otherwise.

Will her letter, filled with love and forgiveness, make a difference in Edward's life? Or will he stubbornly refuse to change before it's too late?



My Review...

5 Star Rating


Light historical fiction. This is a companion book to Amanda Tero's Journey to Love. I think it makes better sense to reader to read Journey to Love first, so that you get the whole story, and then follow up with Letter of Love.

This short story provides the back plot of where Marie's older brother Edward was, and why his actions appear as they do in Journey to Love. It a simple, well-written story, which plainly illustrates God's love for us all. It has a spiritual message filled with truth.

I love the historical context of this series. Seriously, I love reading about the Orphan Trains, and Amanda Tero does well in implementing actual historical events into her writing, like in this story and in Journey to Love.

It's a short read that holds deep meanings. Kids will definitely enjoy it and it could also easily be read aloud with the whole family.


Letter of Love is available on Amazon in e-book format.

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About the Orphan Journeys Series

Imagine yourself as an orphan, struggling for survival on the filthy New York streets, where disease and crime run rampant. Journey from these wretched streets to a temporary lodging in an overcrowded orphanage and then to the train station. After riding the train for hours, picture yourself lining up with other children, waiting as adults look you over. Would you be chosen—or would you have to hold onto the hope that maybe, at the next station, someone would want to bring you home?

  Minister Charles Loring Brace had a vision for New York orphans that brought them through this journey from streets to homes. He began his orphan work in 1853, then in 1854, because of lack of orphanage space, Brace sent the first orphans by train to Dowagiac, Michigan, where the children could be sheltered by local families. The "orphan train" continued until 1929, bringing at least 150,000 children to new homes where they were fostered and, occasionally, adopted.

  Brace desired to place children in good, Protestant homes. Many orphans experienced Brace's desire, but some orphans had different stories: siblings were separated, and some couples took orphans to use for cheap labor. Though many orphans ended up as successful men and women, not all of them turned out to be trustworthy citizens.

Orphan Journeys is a fictional novella series based off of the American Orphan Train saga, following orphans not only as they adjust to a new life, but also as they embark upon a spiritual journey.

Purchase Link
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Amanda TeroAbout the Author
Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Connect with Amanda!
Email: amandaterobooks@gmail.com
Website: http://amandatero.com/ 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/amandaterobooks 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandateroauthor/ 
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/truthpicsart/ 
Blog: www.withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero

Enter the Giveaway
In honor of "Letter of Love's" release, Amanda is having a dual giveaway!!


If you live in the US, enter here.
If you live out of the US, enter here.


The fun doesn't end there though! Mark your calendars, because both Journey to Love and "Letter of Love" will be FREE on Amazon, August 1-2!! You'll only have only two day for you and your friends to snatch them both, so share about this free deal!



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August 1, 2016
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2 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed reading the book. I have only read one of Amanda's books, but I look forward to reading more of them in the future. :)
    Aidyl from Noveltea

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  2. Thanks so much for your review, Tarissa!! Glad you enjoyed it!

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