All The Way My Savior Leads is another sweet tale from Faith Blum. The second in her Orphans of the West series, this follows Henry and his sister Caroline through loss, trials, and finally to a happy ending.
Henry was very likeable, right from the start. I loved this boy, whom I pictured as a little gangly and awkward like most of the teenage boys of my acquaintance. Blum writes him well; I sometimes find that teenage boys are portrayed badly, but this was a well done image of the ever growing and bizarre creature called a teenage boy.
Caroline and Hope are simply precious, as is Jimmy. I loved Emily’s role and character. I would have liked to know more about the other boys, and more about the Carsons’ – but Blum has another novel about the Carsons’, so I guess I have some more reading to do?
Faith Blum is quickly becoming one of my “read on sight” authors. I often approach the Christian fiction genre with suspicion, but Faith Blum is definitely on my list of authors in that genre whom I very much enjoy. I don’t find her work nearly as heavy in terms of content and subject as others, such as Karen Kingsbury, but that’s not by any means a bad thing or a mark against her. She writes well, sweetly, and honestly. It’s nice to have a book to just lean back and relax with, and hers are perfect for that – not dull or boring, but not too intense. Just the right mix of sugar and spice.
All in all, I would recommend this for middle grade and up who are looking for a clean Christian fiction. It was sweet, a pretty easy read, and I enjoyed it.
About the Book
Caroline and I walked out the back door and went into the barn.“What are we going to do?” Caroline asked.“Head out on our own. Saddle Whitey, please.”Caroline’s mouth gaped open. “They’ll find us.”“I know.”Caroline sighed. “What can we do then?”I shook my head. “We can stick together. Always.”
Tragedy stole everything from him … except her …
Three years ago, an illness orphaned Henry and Caroline Sullivan. The harsh years at the orphanage have forged a strong bond between the pair.
But Henry’s about to age out.
He must choose whether to leave his only family behind in relative safety, or take her with him as he pursues dreams of owning a farm. Henry trusts that God has a plan for him, but little does he know that others have plans for him and his younger sister as well. He will need all his faith to find the right path.
Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.
Note: 50% of my income from this series will go to the World Orphans organization.
About the Author
Faith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and play games with her family. She lives in Wisconsin with her family on a small family farm where they raise goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and have 2 dogs and a varying number of cats.
Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ. If you enjoyed this book, go to her website to sign up for her Monthly Newsletter so you can get an email with fun facts, giveaways, and so much more every month. You will also find links to her other Social Media sites on her website. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.
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Annie Louise Twitchell-Review