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Er Nate is still fighting a battle inside himself How can he offer himself to a fine woman like Emma when he still bears the guilt of past deedsWhile Emma and Nate wrestle with their problems the seven children in Emma's care decide to take matters into their own hand. Cute and short

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Emma's OrphansEmma Wright knows the loneliness of being an orphan Maybe that's why her Maryland home seems to attract children left parentless by accident or by the recent Civil War It is hard to care and provide for them on a nurse's salary and finding Christian homes for them re. This is a mini ‘Books For Christian Girls’ review It is not a full content review and will not receive one These mini reviews are years old and just for clarity on the rating the book received on Goodreads 12252014 While I did finish this book it felt a bit like torture and I dragged myself to complete it See before I started reading I was excited to read this book Y'all I really tried to like it but I couldn't The writing style was odd when it switched point of views in the same paragraph The plot the icky plot of the villains The detailed kisses The epilogue which has to be the most depressing epilogue I ever read Main Content Death Killing barely above not detailed; Plans to sell orphans; People get thrown from wagons; Five semi detaileddetailed kisses; Lots of detailed staring; Mentions of those born out of wedlock

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Emma's Orphans review º 104 ☆ ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Emma's Orphans Author Loree Lough – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Emma Wright knows the loneliness of being an orphan Maybe that's why her Maryland home seems to attract children left parentless by accident or by the recent Civil War It is hard to care and provide f Emma Wright knows the lUires wisdom than Emma possesses on her ownStrong and independent as she seems Emma dreams of the day a strong Christian husband can share the burden and she thinks her prayers might be answered when she meets the handsome carpenter Nate O'NeilBut though the war is ov. Reviewed for THC Reviews Emma’s Orphans is another of these short Heartsong Presents inspirational romances that I’ve been working on clearing off my TBR shelves this year Coincidentally it’s the third I’ve read by this author too and probably my favorite of the bunch so far It’s a sweet story about a young woman a “too tall” spinster who seems to attract orphans They freuently show up on her doorstep and she never fails to take them in She’s paired with a man who struggles with mental demons from his time as a soldier in the Civil War The past comes back to haunt him when a fellow soldier shows up in town conspiring with another ne’er do well to make money selling orphan children as slave labor for farmers out west But our hero and heroine set out to put a stop to it when they find out I did enjoy the story although it wasn’t without its problems which I’ll get to shortlyEmma recently lost the “aunt” who raised her and is now in turn raising her younger sister Jenni As the story opens she receives some shocking news about her parentage from a letter that her “aunt” left behind I appreciated this bit of character development but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to impact Emma in the way one might think it would and has little effect on the trajectory of the story Emma works for the town doctor as his nurse and takes in Matt a young boy whose entire family was killed by runaway horses As she’s contemplating the possibility of legally adopting him Matt starts bringing home other orphans he’s found around town all of whom were supposed to meet the doctor when they got off the train but who got scared and ran away instead Without hesitating Emma takes them all in even though it’s a strain on her finances and makes it difficult for her to work to earn the much needed funds to care for them Then she meets and gets to know Nate the man who saved Matt’s life the fateful day that the rest of his family was killed and she’s instantly smitten I adored Emma for having such an open and loving heart and for taking care of all the kids until permanent homes could be found for them She’s eually kind and compassionate with everyone she meets including Nate despite his past failingsNate is an Irishman who was a soldier in the Confederate army during the Civil War With the horrors of the war pressing in on him he often turned to the bottle to find comfort On one such night after drinking whiskey he fell asleep while on guard duty and awoke to a bloodbath with all of his fellow soldiers either dead or dying He alone ended up being the sole survivor of the incident or so he thought and has been wracked with guilt ever since believing that the deaths of nearly a hundred men were his fault Now Nate works as a carpenter and lives alone thinking that he isn’t fit to be anyone’s husband Then he meets Emma at the bank after her foster son plays an innocent prank due to boredom and she invites him to Sunday dinner He can’t seem to resist and uickly finds himself falling for the lovely woman but he struggles between his feelings for her and the past that he can’t seem to let go of Nate is a real sweetheart who is kind and caring which is probably why he carries so much grief and guilt inside him I really did love him and thought that he was a wonderful man but the one thing that gave me a bit of pause was his service to the Confederacy which seemed to be at odds with the rest of his persona I just couldn’t uite buy into the idea that a man who had believed in the cause of the South enough to risk his life for it would not only be OK with a woman who took in an orphaned black boy but also be someone who treated that boy no different than the other children in her care Don’t get me wrong I was glad that he did It just didn’t make much sense to me given his backgroundOverall Emma’s Orphans was a pretty good read I liked the characters uite well and the theme of a young woman taking in orphans was appealing Also the inspirational elements were limited to a few prayers and scripture verses rather than being preachy which was a plus However perhaps because of its short length it doesn’t reach particularly deep on the character relationship and plot development The character backstories are fairly good for this shorter format but aside from Nate’s guilt they don’t really play into the story as well as they might have in a longer novel The romance is sweet but Nate and Emma basically start falling for one another after one dinner together and by the second meal they’re already in love even though Nate tries to fight it a bit Then there was the plot which was decent but perhaps a tad too ambitious for a short novel like this The ending felt pretty rushed with confessions being made forgiveness offered and the villain being dispatched with little fanfare We never even find out what happened to the town doctor for his part in the misdeeds and as an aside I never uite figured out why the doc wasn’t suspicious when all the orphans he was waiting for went missing and suddenly Emma his employee starts expanding her little foster family Despite the weaknesses though I did enjoy it and I think that readers who like this genre and who enjoy a kind gentle hero and heroine with a few cute kids on the side will find it a worthwhile read too