Wednesday, September 8, 2021

You Belong Here Now by Dianna Rostad

Only three children left on an orphan train heading west.
We know we aren’t going to get picked. What should we do?
What they do is jump from the train.
Charles, Patrick, and Opal struggle for a few days on their own sleeping outside and searching for food.
They then come upon the Stewart farm and are taken in by the family, but they have to work hard and assure the family they are worth adopting as they hide from the The Children’s Aid Society so they won't be sent back to their dreadful lives in New York.
We follow the harsh treatment of hard work doled out as well as the love the orphans receive from the Stewarts.
YOU BELONG HERE NOW takes the reader back to the early 1900’s when an orphan train traveled across the country placing children who had no one into homes.
A very touching story.  You will cry with the characters as well as be happy with them as they realize that having a family and forgiving others are the most important things in life.

Those readers who enjoy historical fiction will enjoy this book.  5/5

This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I've had too much of orphan stories now. This sounds too hard for me.

    1. They are difficult to read at times.

      Thank for commenting, Mystica.

  2. I think more Orphan Train stories would be too much sadness for me now. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Heya! YBHN is big-hearted and adventurous! No cringe-worthy violence against children. I can’t write that stuff. Happy reading :-) Dianna

  4. Putting on my list as a book for my sister!