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Wings of a Dove
     

Wings of a Dove

by Elaine Barbieri
 

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ORPHAN TRAIN

On the harrowing train ride from the slums and tenements of New York City to the wide-open farmland of Michigan, Allie Pierce and Delaney Marsh formed a bond that no one could break. Traveling to find a new life of opportunity and adventure in the heartland, the two orphans uncovered their hearts' only desire. From childhood to adulthood, their

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ORPHAN TRAIN

On the harrowing train ride from the slums and tenements of New York City to the wide-open farmland of Michigan, Allie Pierce and Delaney Marsh formed a bond that no one could break. Traveling to find a new life of opportunity and adventure in the heartland, the two orphans uncovered their hearts' only desire. From childhood to adulthood, their friendship grew into something neither had planned or expected. For without Allie, Delaney was nothing more than a street tough, striving to prove his mettle. And without Delaney, Allie was little more than a sad wisp of a girl, frightened and alone. But together, the two would be able to carve opportunity from misfortune, understanding from discord, and ultimately find a passion that would last a lifetime.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Barbieri ( Tarnished Angel ) builds this handkerchief-wringer around the ``orphan train,'' the mid-19th-century venture by New York churchmen to resettle homeless children with Midwestern families. The author milks pathos from every detail: the pale, scrawny orphan girl befriended by the wily street urchin determined to start over; the children's coincidentally shared attachment to a medal of the Virgin Mary; an adoptive mother's lingering illness and death; camaraderie that blossoms into love, then withers under a painful misunderstanding. There's little tension and even less authentic emotion. Barbieri's manipulations culminate in a cheap surprise ending that gives her book the feel of a trick played on characters and reader alike. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780505523235
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Love Spell Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.77(h) x 1.31(d)

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