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.”
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.
How I Pick the Titles
Guest Post by Faith Blum
If you’ve seen my books at all, you have probably noticed that I use hymn titles for my book titles. I often get asked how I decided to do that, but have never been asked how I pick the hymn to use until I was trying to figure out what to write for this guest post.
Do you pick the theme or hymn first?
I always pick the theme first. Well, almost anyway. I think I picked the hymn once. That’s about it. I usually know the theme of the book and then find a hymn that goes along with it, is public domain, and could have been known during the time period I write the book in.
How do you pick the hymn?
Sometimes it’s because I like the hymn and want to use it. Be Thou My Vision was that way, actually. That was one that I picked the hymn first and then the theme. I knew the hymn had Irish roots and the main character was Irish, so I wanted to incorporate it.
Other times, I flip through one of the hymn books we have and try to find one that will work.
For the Orphans of the West series, I knew they would all have the basic theme of God’s leading/God being a shepherd and I found a set of three hymns that fit that theme perfectly. When I decided to add a fourth book to my series, I found another hymn in that section to fit the story.
So that’s how I do it. If you are an author, I would love to hear how you pick your titles. If you aren’t an author, what would you choose for a book title for your biography?
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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