Friday, August 23, 2013

Orphan Train Bride Virtual Book Tour


We've been asked to participate with the blog tour for:

Orphan Train Bride By Teresa Ives Lilly

Orphan Train Bride has been number one on Christian Western Romance for several weeks at

Book Description: When Kelli heads west on the orphan train as a helper, she expects to return to the orphanage and live her life there as an old maid, but once she sees the town of Emporia, she desires to stay. After overhearing a cowboy telling the general store owner that he is looking for a mail order bride, Kelli rushes forward to offer her- self. Will Carter accept her as his wife? Will he adopt the small boy who is left over on the train? and what is the underlying reason that Carter wants a wife? Is it for love? and when a natural catastrophe takes place, will Kelli and Carter's rocky relationship be able to endure?

About the Author: Teresa Ives Lilly is the author of a variety of Christian Romance Novellas and Novels. She also writes Children's Chapter books and has created over 300 unit studies that are used by both homeschoolers and the public and private schools. She lives in Texas. 

Pages: 202
Genre: Christian Romance Western
Publisher: Lovely Christian Romance
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Discussion questions:
Have you ever ridden the train?
Have you ever been to Emporia, Kansas? Or anywhere in Kansas?


  1. Anne,

    Thanks so much for hosting the tour today!


  2. I have never been to Kansas, however, I want to visit all 50 states someday, so I plan to eventually make it there. I have ridden on a train from Dallas down to College Station, TX when I was in my senior year of high school to go to Bonfire, which they used to hold before the big Texas A&M vs. University of Texas game each Thanksgiving. The train was delayed and ran late and I arrived very late but was still able to see the bonfire.
    Brittany McEuen

    1. I hope to get all 50 states done too Brittany. I'm well on the way, hope you are too.

  3. ORPHAN TRAIN BRIDE sounds like a wonderful book!

    I have driven through Kansas, but did not visit Emporia.

    The only train I have ridden was a bullet train while I was visiting Japan as an exchange student during high school.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    1. I've ridden Amtrak many times, including Kansas. Not sure I'd want to ride a bullet train! :)

  4. I love the storyline for this book - have never heard of an Orphan Train, am sure the book would have special meaning for me as I worked for 7 years as a house-parent in a home (operated by the Church of God)for abused & neglected children.

    My son & family live in Kansas - so I have been there numerous times, however not to Emporia. I have ridden the train several times, but for probably no further than about 25 miles at a time.


    1. Sounds like a good connection for you Bonnie.

  5. I rode on "Thomas the Train" in Tavares, FL, does that count, lol? I used to live in Wathena, KS so I've been to several towns but I don't remember ever going to Emporia.

    Thank you for the chance to win this book, I love Orphan Train stories.


    1. I went to college in Kansas. I remember catching highway 50 in Emporia if memory serves well. Then it was just wheat fields and little sleepy towns along the prairie.

  6. I've been to Wichita, KS but not Emporia.

    I've ridden the Great Smokey Mountain Scenic Railroad, but no Amtrak or real train trips!



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