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All My Tomorrows (Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Fiction)
All My Tomorrows - Thorndike Press Large Print Christian Fiction Author:Al Lacy, Joanna Lacy When 62 orphans and abandoned children leave New York City on a train headed out West, they have no idea what to expect. Will they get separated from their friends or siblings? Will their new families love them? Will a family even pick them at all? Future events are wilder than any of them could imagine -- ranging from kidnappings and whippings ... more »to stowing away on wagon trains, from starting orphanages of their own to serving as missionaries to the Apaches. No matter what, their paths are being watched by someone who cares about and carefully plans all their tomorrows.« less
New York City, 1876. Ten year old Teddy Hansen chokes down a tearful farewell to his hardworking mother when she succumbs to pneumonia and must leave him to the mercy of God and the 32nd Street Orphanage. When police officer Justin Smith is killed by bank robbers, his grieving son, Johnny, is taken there, too. As overcrowded conditions at the home threaten to compel them to the streets, the two boys, along with abandoned twins Donna and Deena Mitchell, board an orphan train soon leaving for all points west.
The story content was interesting, but I found this book a little boring. The dialog sounded the same between grownups and children. It was all "perfectly, and politely spoken. All children do not talk alike, nor do all grownups. It was difficult to get into and follow the storyline because they all talked alike. Also, there were no surprises. I knew everything that happened would happened before it did.