“Belonging” by Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher wrote “Belonging”, the story of an orphan girl from Chicago who became a teacher in Idaho.  Felicia Brennan Kristoffersen, along with her two siblings was put on an orphan train in Chicago, IL in 1881.  These orphans were paraded in front of settlers at each stop to see if someone would adopt them or take them in.  Felicia and her siblings were separated and she went home with a farmer and his wife.  After their deaths she had to make her own way and had been trained as a teacher.  Colin Murphy and his daughter, Charity, were anxious to meet the new schoolteacher.  Colin ran the mercantile and was providing lodging for the new schoolmarm.   There are the usual complications of living in a very small town under very observant eyes.  Trouble brews and boils over.

This book was very entertaining and I recommend it.  I downloaded a free Kindle copy of this book from Amazon.com.

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