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Summary

Bridget Collins is in dire straits - she needs to get out of New York, fast. With two young siblings under her wing, her options are limited. 

Her priest sends her as an outplacement agent on the orphan trains that run from New York to out west. With almost 40 orphans under her care, she's relieved that fellow and more experienced outplacement agent Carl Watson is there to guide her. But Carl is dealing with his own trauma and finds it difficult to handle the pain the orphans are dealing with. 

Through tears and laughter, everyone on the orphan train has a lesson to teach about love, life, and loyalty. And Bridget finds a new, unexpected calling. Every child deserves a happy home and Bridget is determined to do whatever it takes to ensure that happens. No matter what the cost....

©2018 Rachel Wesson (P)2019 Tantor

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Brilliant

What a great story, I was totally griped by the event's that unfolded, and the way everything gradually came to a perfect ending 😆

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  • Sandy
  • 19-11-19

Cheesy

I enjoyed the book but it was rather cheesy. I could tell what was going to happen very early into the book. The narrator was very pleasant to listen to.

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  • Cindy Nipper
  • 23-06-19

The narration added to the story!

Orphan Train Escape by Rachel Wesson
Narrated by Ruth Urquhart
June 22, 2019
5 stars

I read this book last summer and now I’ve enjoyed the audiobook version! I was very pleased with the narration and it added to the story I believe! Ruth did a fine job with the Irish characters and I was especially pleased with the male voices.

Here’s is my previous review of the book. (My first impressions were very accurate!)
July 17, 2018
Such an emotional book! I loved this story of Bridget and her family, as they suffer like many in this time did in NYC! But there's a new hope as well as tragedy on the orphan train! Come and follow this new series by the incredible Rachel Wesson!

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  • C Deville
  • 02-12-19

well written

lovely story of hope and babies. may all children have this much love when looking to be adopted.

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  • Annelda Crawford
  • 25-04-21

Excellent.

Wonderful story with unexpected conclusion. Some parts bring tears for situations. Excellent writing and narration. Great job.

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  • Michelle Giansiracusa
  • 16-03-21

Very good

I enjoyed every moment of this I will definitely download the series .. very well narrated

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  • Judy Meyer
  • 27-09-20

A read you do not want to put down

This was an excellent book. The narrator made you feel like you were right there!

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  • AB
  • 25-07-20

Terrific Story

This was a great book to listen to. The story was positive and told about the real orphan trains.