Jody Hedlund is the author of over a dozen novels, including Love Unexpected, Captured by Love, Unending Devotion, The Preacher's Bride, and A Noble Groom, winner of the 2014 Carol Award for historical romance. She received a bachelor's degree from Taylor University and a master's from the University of Wisconsin, both in social work. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five children. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and on her blog at www.jodyhedlund.com.
An Awakened Heart (Orphan Train): An Orphan Train Novellaby Jody Hedlund
Trying to fill the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendelton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Reaching the worst part of New York City, the chapel aims at making a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. For Christine, though, having seen the hopelessness the arrivals face, more can be done help them.
Guy Bedell has been serving at the Chapel and pouring his heart out for the poor people he's grown to care about. When Christine begins to challenge his methods of helping--and offer a new vision for reaching out--can he trust that perhaps God has bigger plans in store for him?