Quest for Lasting Love

Quest for Lasting Love In Spring three eight year old girls leave Boston and set out on the Orphan Train heading West to adoptive homes vowing to be forever friends

  • Title: Quest for Lasting Love
  • Author: Jane Peart
  • ISBN: 9780786232833
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Spring 1890, three eight year old girls leave Boston and set out on the Orphan Train, heading West to adoptive homes, vowing to be forever friends.

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      Published :2019-08-19T02:44:43+00:00

    About "Jane Peart"

    1. Jane Peart

      Jane Johnson Peart of Asheville, North Carolina, Humboldt and Marin counties, California, and in recent years, Hawaii, passed away in 2007 She was the author of than 60 works of suspense, historical fiction and romance, which touched the hearts and minds of thousands of readers whose correspondence she treasured She wrote for the secular and Christian market, and is best known for the Brides of Montclair series.


    1. Although this is billed as a Young Adult novel, I think it would be enjoyed more by 8-10 year old girls. Laurel is an orphan and is put on the Orphan Train going to Arkansas. There she is adopted by Leland and Ava Woodward who love her very much. However, she wants to find her "real" family and so, as soon as she graduates from high school, she heads to Boston where she does find her grandmother. In Boston, she also finds her true love.Although this book was sweet, I found it kind of boring and [...]

    2. On the whole, I thought that this was a pretty good story. The only thing that didn't seem realistic to me was Laurel's strong emotional attachment to her birth mother and unusually clear memories of her, considering her very young age when her mother died. She gave her birth date as 1884 and ended up in the orphanage in 1888, which means she would have been only four at the time. I highly doubt that a four-year-old would have those kinds of emotions and memories that would linger long into adul [...]

    3. Good. I liked that it didn't rehash the train ride from a different perspective, and that it attempted to explain why Laurel didn't want to take on her adoptive parents' name (wasn't a good enough reason for me, but I appreciated the effort). It really bugged me that Laurel just left her adoptive parents and didn't contact them again, even when she got engaged--even if the mother had her flaws, the father didn't seem to have any.

    4. It's really a good book. I started crying on the first few pages. You could really feel the emotions that Laurel felt about her mother. How sad she was when her mother left her, and how happy she was when her mother wrote a letter. It's an great book and has a great message about love. You leave your loved ones, to find the history of what's left of your real loved ones and will eventually find another loved one who'll love you and cherish you forever.

    5. I'm not sure why, but Laurel's story was always my least favorite as a kid. Perhaps it's the overtly spiritual commentary that's a bit more subtle in Toddy's story - or maybe it's just that I'm not at all like Laurel, who is primarily gentle and lovely, whereas Jane Peart's other girls seem a bit more lively and relate-able to me.Regardless, the ORPHAN TRAIN series is one of my favorite childhood reads and I've enjoyed revisiting them as an adult.

    6. This is another in the Orphan Train books series. Laurel was always my least favorite, so delicate and sensitive and wealth and affection just falls into her lap all the time, I don't know.

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