“With You Always” ~ Book Review...

Jun 5, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jody Hedlund’s newest release, With You Always. As is my custom, if I could ask Jody one question about With You Always it would be — “Why did you decide to write about the orphan train?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out! And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!                                                                    From the Back Cover: When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute,...

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“An Awakened Heart” ~ Book Review...

May 29, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jody Hedlund’s novella, An Awakened Heart. As is my custom, if I could ask Jody one question about An Awakened Heart it would be — “What drew you to writing a story that combined the wealthy with the poor immigrants of NYC in the 1800s?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out! And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk! From the Back Cover: Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims at...

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“For Love and Honor” ~ Book Review...

Mar 20, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jody Hedlund’s, For Love & Honor. As is my custom, if I could ask Jody one question about For Love & Honoe it would be — “What was your favorite part of Sir Bennet’s and Lady Sabine’s bantering relationship?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out! And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk! From the Back Cover:  Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman...

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“Never Forget” ~ Book Review...

Jan 9, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Jody Hedlund’s book, Never Forget, the 5th book in her Beacons of Hope series!   As is my custom, if I could ask Jody one question about Never Forget it would be — “What made you want to give Nathaniel his own ‘lighthouse’ story?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!   And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!                                                                         From the Back Cover: Rose Island Lighthouse,...

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Jody Hedlund ~ Author Interview...

Oct 7, 2016 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! Another Friday interview!   Today’s interview is with Jody Hedlund. This past Monday, I had the reviewed her newest release, a historical, Newton & Polly: A Story of Amazing Grace.   So without further ado, on to Rachel’s Back Talk – Special Edition!  RR: Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk, Jody! We love having you hear! You’ve written about many other true historical couples. What drew you to write about Newton and Polly? JH: Like most people, I’m familiar with the song Amazing Grace and knew it was written by John Newton who’d once been an atheist slave trader. I’d even heard a little bit about John Newton’s saving grace moment when he was aboard a ship during a life-threatening storm and cried out to God. However, I’d never heard anything...

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