Book Review and Giveaway: Whispers in the Wind

Whispers in the WindRemember I mentioned that we hit 200 followers while I was away? Well, I figured the best way to celebrate would be with some giveaways. It’s been a while since we’ve had any of those. If any of you have ideas for how to add to the fun, shout them out. Rules (almost) the same as always. You can enter by leaving a comment expressing why you follow and (hopefully) like Leah’s Bookshelf. Regrettably, the book can only be shipped within the continental United States due to the cost of shipping. This time around you can earn extra entries by tweeting about the giveaway or sharing on Facebook. Let’s let everyone know we’re celebrating! Just send me the link to your tweet or share, and I’ll give you an extra entry.

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Whispers in the Wind is the third book in the Orphan Train Trilogy. All of the books work as stand alones, and this one is my favorite, so I didn’t think offering you the last book would be a problem.

“He said Captain J. D. Slatter had come to him about the funeral for your family, and wanted to let you know that your parents and Diane and Ronnie will be buried at eleven o’clock Friday morning at the 116th Street Cemetery. A minister has been engaged by the coroner to preside over the burial…”

Dane Weston’s biggest dream is to become a doctor. It’s a big goal for the son of working class parents, but Dane’s family supports him. His dreams are dashed and his heart broken when his parents and younger siblings are murdered at the hands of a teenage gang. With no way to support himself, Dane must leave his books behind and learn to fend for himself on the streets of New York City. He becomes both student and protector of the younger children on the streets, but Dane’s tragedies are not yet over.

Several years ago, I read through every Orphan Train story I could get my hands on. I read this trilogy, The Orphans’ Journey by Arleta Richardson, and Orphan Train Adventures by Joan Lowery Nixon. Dane was one of my favorite characters. He’s got that noble personality that makes people likable and respected both in and out of fiction.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway by leaving a comment! The giveaway ends July 23rd and results will be announced soon after.

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10 Comments

  1. I follow and like Leah’s Bookshelf because I enjoy reading your book reviews and other tidbits. 🙂

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  2. Emma O.

     /  July 21, 2014

    I am following because I found this blog through someone on a different website, and I like your posts and reading about what you have to say about different books. I’ve read a lot of similar books, including some that you’ve posted about, and the ones that I haven’t read yet are ones that I probably would enjoy reading, so that’s another reason why I decided to follow. I’m also a Christian, so the posts you have about religion are interesting to me as well.

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  3. I love middle grade literature–this would be a perfect book for my classroom.

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    • Actually, Cathy, this book was written for an adult audience. But there’s nothing in it that would be inappropriate for a middle grader to read.

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  4. Hanna R

     /  July 21, 2014

    I LOVE both reading and writing so a blog that is pretty much about literature is right up my alley! I’ve read a lot, so the “Guess a Quote” is really fun for me, though I don’t know all of them. I started following because my brother told me about Leah’s Bookshelf and I got interested. I wasn’t completely sure what all you posted, but I was really excited about finding out. I think it’s interesting to hear what books you suggest, but “Guess a Quote” is probably my favorite (which you’ve probably realized!)
    I’m especially interested in your giveaways because my brother won “Angel On the Square” and let me read it, and I REALLY liked it!

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  5. I love Leah’s bookshelf first and foremost because it has a good Christian atmosphere and I can truly trust your reviews. I haven’t tried Guess a quote yet, but it looks fun 🙂 Leah, your posts are very inspiring to me and as I am beginning to blog and I love to write, I look up to you and your blogs. I haven’t read any of the books in this series but the one you are giving away looks very interesting and I would love to read it!

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  6. I started following Leah’s Bookshelf when I saw a Guess a Quote post on Goodreads, and have loved it ever since. How could a book lover not love a blog about books?

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  7. Oh this looks interesting! Enter me please (:

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