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The Choice

Connor Wilson is finally ready to start his own ranch. He’s worked hard and invested wisely, even traveling across the ocean to secure the best cattle. Now he’s riding the train toward the next phase of his life. During the journey the rugged cowboy takes it upon himself to intervene on behalf of three young brothers. His good deed done, he never expects to see the boys or their lovely caregiver again. But best laid plans don’t always go as we hope and the brief encounter is destined to change his life.The ultimate objective of Hadley House is to place some of New York City’s orphaned and abandoned children in loving homes. With her eye on achieving that goal, Naomi Holender travels west by train with a group of youngsters. In the process she will be required to make the most painful sacrifice of her life. An orphan herself, she personally understands the hardships and difficulties of an imperfect system that often separates families and leaves broken hearts in its wake. When a scruffy cowboy interferes with her work, she’s forced to defend her convictions and takes a hard look at her life.Many months later three boys go missing and Naomi is sent to search for them. Following the only clue she has the young woman sets out for Montana and Connor Wilson’s ranch. Both tragedy and triumph plague the journey that eventually leads her to the rancher, carrying a far heavier burden than she started out with. Her perception of right and wrong is challenged and decisions she must make will affect others in her care. How far is she willing to go to make the right choice?

Connor Wilson is finally ready to start his own ranch. He’s worked hard and invested wisely, even traveling across the ocean to secure the best cattle. Now he’s riding the train toward the next phase of his life. During the journey the rugged cowboy takes it upon himself to intervene on behalf of three young brothers. His good deed done, he never expects to see the boys or their lovely caregiver again. But best laid plans don’t always go as we hope and the brief encounter is destined to change his life.The ultimate objective of Hadley House is to place some of New York City’s orphaned and abandoned children in loving homes. With her eye on achieving that goal, Naomi Holender travels west by train with a group of youngsters. In the process she will be required to make the most painful sacrifice of her life. An orphan herself, she personally understands the hardships and difficulties of an imperfect system that often separates families and leaves broken hearts in its wake. When a scruffy cowboy interferes with her work, she’s forced to defend her convictions and takes a hard look at her life.Many months later three boys go missing and Naomi is sent to search for them. Following the only clue she has the young woman sets out for Montana and Connor Wilson’s ranch. Both tragedy and triumph plague the journey that eventually leads her to the rancher, carrying a far heavier burden than she started out with. Her perception of right and wrong is challenged and decisions she must make will affect others in her care. How far is she willing to go to make the right choice?

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