I received an advance copy of Guardian in exchange for an honest review. Guardian is the fourth book in The Orphan Train Saga. This series centers around the lives of children who rode the orphan trains in search of homes. Each book tells the life of one child and this is Franky’s story. Although the characters are made up, the historical information is not. Historical fiction is the best of both worlds for me, as I am not an avid non-fiction reader.
As with the first three books, Cindy and Linda learn about the orphan trains by delving into journals that were written by men and women who experienced riding them. This particular journal was written by a relative. Franky’s journey was an extraordinary one full of ups and downs. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the behind the scenes lives of the previous books’ characters, which made me see some of them in a different light. As with real people, you can’t always see what goes on inside or what they have experienced.
Sherry’s attention to detail and in depth description made me feel like I was there watching this story happen. I couldn’t put the book down once I started it and now eagerly anticipate the fifth book in this saga. I can tell you that it will be worth the wait!
Other Sherry A. Burton book reviews