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Orphaned Hearts

Orphaned Hearts Pastor David Langley understands six year old Caleb Holsheyer what it feels like to be damaged and alone His family killed in a fire and his body severely burned David grew up in an orphanage ridic

  • Title: Orphaned Hearts
  • Author: Shawna K. Williams
  • ISBN: 9781612520018
  • Page: 386
  • Format: ebook
  • Pastor David Langley understands six year old Caleb Holsheyer what it feels like to be damaged and alone His family killed in a fire, and his body severely burned, David grew up in an orphanage, ridiculed and shunned He couldn t let that be Caleb s fate When adoption plans fall through, David is desperate to find Caleb a new home But in the midst of the Great DepresPastor David Langley understands six year old Caleb Holsheyer what it feels like to be damaged and alone His family killed in a fire, and his body severely burned, David grew up in an orphanage, ridiculed and shunned He couldn t let that be Caleb s fate When adoption plans fall through, David is desperate to find Caleb a new home But in the midst of the Great Depression, most families are barely getting by No one seems willing to take on the responsibility of an extra mouth, especially one belonging to a crippled child Except for Sadie Miller, the town spinster In Sadie, David sees the answer to Caleb s needs But Child Welfare doesn t agree, and demands other arrangements be found, or the boy be returned to the orphanage David and Sadie team up, determined to find a home for an orphaned child, but while searching, might they find a family instead.

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    1. Can there be any more poignant starting place for love than the mutual caring of a disadvantaged child? Shawna K. Williams provides a vivid and emotional tale of falling love – despite our scars, overcoming the odds, and the power of family in her novella, Orphaned Hearts.Brother David Langley is a church minister who fears he’s about to have to send an orphaned boy, Caleb, into the arms of the unknown because the care of a foster family has fallen through. Being a physically and emotionally [...]

    2. The Best Gifts Come in Small PackagesIt is the season of giving. I received a most delightful gift in reading “Orphaned Hearts” by Shawna Williams. This novella, only eighty-seven pages long, is full of gifts. There is the gift of the setting: the holiday season of the early 1930’s, in the small town of Brady Hill.The main characters, David and Sadie, are gifts as they show us the things that matter: love, faith, compassion and kindness. They will rise above their own issues to help others [...]

    3. This is a delightful book. I loved the idea of this book and found it enthralling. David has been shunned all his life after being scarred by a fire as a child and thinks no one could love him if they saw his scars. Sadie Miller is a spinster coping with her fathers recent death after being his carer for many years. When an adoption for Caleb falls through David turns to Sadie for help. We see Sadie has a big heart and would make a great mother but shes single. The book shows how orphan children [...]

    4. I have a soft spot in my heart for orphans and stories about orphans, having been adopted myself. Shawna Wiliams does a good job of showing the pain of children who feel they are not wanted and who in many cases aren't. Juxtaposed against the adults who view children who are different as damaged and whose hearts are closed are the adults, in this case the heroine and the hero who open their hearts and homes to a little boy who just wants a home with a mommy and a daddy. It is the universal wish [...]

    5. Orphaned Hearts!I enjoy reading good books about children! For me, you do not hurt them, but LOVE them. God’s special ones.I would recommend this book to my cousin, Donna. She feels the same way I do about children.

    6. David Langley is pastor of a small-town church in the middle of the Great Depression, and he has a problem. A six-year-old boy is about to arrive on the train, but the family who promised to adopt him have changed their mind at the last minute. As a former orphan himself, David does not want to send the boy back to the orphanage, which leaves him with the problem of what to do with Caleb. To complicate matters, Caleb lost an arm in an accident, which makes it harder to find potential adoptive pa [...]

    7. William’s Orphaned Hearts presents an intriguing contrast between the power of faith and the basic, limiting struggles of humankind. It’s the Great Depression, and the holidays approach. Single Pastor David Langley, himself once an orphan, reaches out to a young Caleb, an orphan in his parish. David knows loneliness and he tries to avert the sad life he expects Caleb to struggle into…but the authorities will prevent him from doing all he hopes for the boy. He knows how much Caleb will desi [...]

    8. Title: ORPANED HEARTSAuthor: Shawna K. WilliamsPublisher: Desert BreezeNovember 2010ISBN: 978-1-61252-001-8Genre: Inspirational/historical romanceDavid Langly is a pastor that understands well the pain of being an orphan. Especially a deformed orphan. David’s body was severely damaged in the house fire that claimed his family, and as a result no one wanted to adopt him, instead, he was ridiculed and called Frankenstein. He didn’t want the same fate for another child. So when he learns about [...]

    9. Another great novel by Shawna K. Williams. This one is a bit "sweeter" in overall style, but is just as powerful in regards to the heartfelt message it containsjust like her prior books. It's hard for me to pick a favorite because all three were so good. What I loved about this story was it had to do with a theme of loving others and seeing them for who they are inside, not what is supposedly "wrong" with them that people see on the outside. I loved watching the characters grow to love each othe [...]

    10. Shawna Williams does a great job in revealing the imperfect system in place for the orphans in the early 1930's in her book, "Orphaned Hearts". Love and concern radiate from Sadie Miller as Caleb's temporary foster mother and from Reverend David Langley as both try to find a way to keep Caleb from returning to the cold and harsh orphanage. I think readers will enjoy how Shawna weaves an important and meaningful message throughout the book. She makes us feel the pain from each orphaned heart of t [...]

    11. Shawna Williams has written a wonderful Christmas story about adoption that is set during the Great Depression, though the hopefulness of being adopted is a daily reality for children living in an orphanage, especially for those who are crippled.Pastor David Langley’s childhood is a poignant reminder set within this story, making for a double-edged sword in the placement of Caleb when an original adoption falls through. Rules are broken in desperation, but are picked up on when those in charge [...]

    12. Absolutely delightful! What a wonderful blessing that just landed in my lap. It's a quick, short, sweet, and simple read. In a world full of so much darkness, and noise, and chaos, it is a blessing beyond measure to stumble upon an author like this one & a read like this. Is it fancy? No. And that's one thing I love about this read. The writing is so simple, nothing elaborate at all. I believe she has a true gift as a writer, and this comes from a fellow author! I thank God for blessing me w [...]

    13. The story was good. I loved the ending even though it was predictable. I had a hard time with how the two main characters kept saying "no one would want me; I can never marry". It gets old. I do love the children in the book and the messages the book sends. The only Christmas was in the last chapter, so it wasn't Christmassy enough for me.

    14. This was such a sweet and touching story. I absolutely loved the characters and the development of their relationships. This is a Christmas must read.

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