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coversmallThe only life Joanna has known

is one of hardship in orphanages

and living on the street.

When she accidentally joins up

with a group of children headed

out of New York City on an orphan train her life changes…

although she’s not sure if it’s for the better or worse.

Will Joanna ever find a place where she belongs?

Written by Amanda Zieba

This is available in print at Amazon and on Kindle and Nook

charlesoprhan-1When six year old Charles is orphaned,

he is sent from New York City to Colorado

on the Orphan Train with only a letter from his mother

telling him to be brave and find a new family to love.

Will he find the gift of love before Christmas?

Written by Amanda Zieba

This is available in print at Amazon and on Kindle and Nook.

tiny_tpt“Juneteenth”
Tiny’s Emancipation

Tiny Mason has nothing of her own

even her last name belongs to her master.

In June of 1865, the Texas slaves hear rumors that the war

is over and that they will soon be free. Tiny, impatient for freedom, sneaks away

from the Mason Plantation in the back of a wagon bound for Galveston.

In that city, she hears United States Major General Granger read the proclamation

that the slaves are free–an announcement made on June 19, 1865.

Tiny joins the spontaneous celebration of her release from slavery,

but her former owner, Miz Mason, tries to prevent the young girl from living a free life

Written by  Linda Baten Johnson

This is available in print at Amazon and on Kindle and Nook

elsie_cover_for_hsGalveston Hurricane

Elsie and the Hurricane
Elsie Drummond’s eleventh birthday is a date

she’ll always remember–a day which started with presents,

friends, and cake, and ended with death and destruction.

Elsie’s mother, a hurricane survivor, decides to escort the birthday guests home

when the wind and rain gains intensity, and she doesn’t return.

Elsie faces the hurricane and its aftermath alone.

Elsie never abandons her search for her parents

as she discovers her talent for organization, befriends the famous Clara Barton,

and makes choices which will change the path of her life.

Written By Linda Baten Johnson

This is available in print at Amazon and in Kindle and Nook

pony_one_smallWhen Princess Hailey

see’s a thief steal her mother’s

Royal Ruby necklace,

she begins to chase after him.

She is surprised when she is magically

turned into a pony and able to canter faster.
Will she catch the thief and return the ruby necklace to her mother?
Will she be transformed back into a princess or remain a magical pony?

This book is available at Amazon in print and on Kindle and Nook

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When the furniture removers

empty the family tenement  as payment

for back rent, ten-year-old Kathleen Flannigan

fears that her family will soon be homeless and hungry.

Kathleen vows to save her family from ruin, even though her  plan means personal sacrifice. Will the orphan train going to Michigan be the   answer to Kathleen’s Vision of a better life for herself and her family?

This Book Written by Linda B. Johnson

This book is available at Amazon in print and Kindle and Nook

orphanboycoverbestsmall

When Danny and his younger

sister are left alone in

New York City,

Danny decides to take

his young sister and

ride the Orphan Train out west.  Danny

hopes to find a new family

and a new life.

This book is available at Amazon in print and Kindle and Nook

 

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