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A Compelling Reason Maggie Rose, the spunky and friendly twenty-year-old middle daughter of Michigan resident Jacob Kane, feels compelled to leave her beloved hometown of Sandy Shores to pursue what she feels in her heart are God's plans for her life-in New York City.

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Working with great passion and energy for a charity program that transports abandoned child
Paperback, 429 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Whitaker Distribution (first published January 14th 2009)
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Another great read from author Sharlene MacLaren! This is the second book in the Daughters of Jacob Kane series.

Maggie Rose leaves her home of Sandy Shores, Michigan to answer God's call to help at an orphanage in New York City. Leaving her family and being on her own for the first time, she realizes that surrendering herself to God's call is not so easy. However, the children at the orphanage soon earn special places in her heart as she discovers her passion for children and helping those who h
Jul 18, 2010 Lori rated it it was amazing
Next is Maggie Rose's story, and it's quite riveting from the very first page! Maggie Rose is the "entertainer" of the family, and she had me in tears (of laughter) more than once, especially with her many attempts at singing. :)

She's always had a soft heart for children, and has been steadfastly praying for the Lord's guidance in her life. As it turns out, He sees fit to send her to New York City to help out at an orphanage, Sheltering Arms Refuge. Here she meets, and quickly falls in love, wit
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Jun 02, 2010 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: Sharlene MacLaren
Breath-takingly wonderful! The Daughters of Jacob Kane just got better! Maggie Rose jumps right into Maggie's story almost right where Hannah Grace left off. The first page, again, captured me completely with MacLaren's seasoned writing.

In Maggie Rose, I absolutely loved all the characters. I didn't like one more than another....each one found a special place in my heart and really gripped it. The story created this bubble around me and made me feel such a part of the story. I learned so much fr
Aug 30, 2009 Janna rated it really liked it
Yahoo! Sharlane MacLaren has a new book out! I absolutely loved her first series (with Loving Liza Jane, Sarah My Beloved and Courting Emma) and when Hannah Grace came out as the start of a new series I was so happy. Now we have the 2nd book in this series, Maggie Rose, and I am loving it! I am not quite finished, but will be in the next 24 hours and I can't hardly wait. I purposefully went into this book without reading the back of the book so I would know as little as possible about it so I wo ...more
Sep 02, 2009 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Maggie Rose
Daughters of Jacob Kane Book 2
Sharlene MacLaren
Whitaker House
Christian Fiction/Historical
5 stars

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Maggie Rose Kane, has a deep conviction that God wants her to go to New York. Convincing her father was another story, but eventually Jacob Kane conceded that he should not stand in the way of the work of the Lord. So, twenty year old Maggie, finds herself on her way to NYC to work in a orphanage, Sheltering Arms Refuge.

Luke Madison, a news reporter was a young ma
Trinity Rose
Jan 23, 2012 Trinity Rose rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Daughters of Jacob Kane series. Maggie Rose is both beautiful inside and out. She is such a kind, compassionate person.
Maggie Rose is called by God to go far from home to work at an orphanage, from her home in Michigan to New York. While there she meets Luke a hard, sad man, a newspaper reporter. Find out what makes him so hard and sad.
They both fall in love with the children and the workers at the orphanage and then they even take the children on the orphan trai
Jan 30, 2011 Donna added it
Great book. " A Pursuit of a CallingThe year is 1904, and Maggie Rose, the spunky, friendly, twenty-year-old middle daughter of Michigan resident Jacob Kane, feels compelled to leave her beloved hometown of Sandy Shores to pursue what she feels in her heart are God's plans for her life-in New York City.A Heart for the HomelessMaggie Rose adjusts to her new life at Sheltering Arms Refuge, an orphanage that also transports homeless children to towns across the United States to match them with comp ...more
Edwina Cowgill
Jun 12, 2010 Edwina Cowgill rated it it was amazing
In a blog/book giveaway that I wrote earlier this year, I stated that historical romance is not my most favorite category. Thanks to acclaimed Christian Fiction author, Sharlene MacLaren, I have been won over. Big time.

Sharlene has written two out of a three book series titled The Daughters of Jacob Kane. I was fortunate to win a copy of Book One Hannah Grace. This book was so enjoyable that when Sharlene requested volunteers to review Book Two, Maggie Rose, I was typing a response as fast as m
Apr 11, 2010 Delia rated it it was amazing
1904. Maggie Rose is the middle daughter of Jacob Kane. She’s spunky and innocent at twenty years old when she leaves her family’s home in Sandy Shores, Michigan in response to God’s call to work with orphans in New York City.

Upon settling in at her new job, Maggie Rose is appalled by the painful pasts of many of the children at Sheltering Arms Refuge. Though she misses her family, she’s amazed by her immediate response to the unfortunate orphans. Each of the children touches Maggie Rose’s heart
Mar 28, 2016 Sharon rated it really liked it
Another sweet book in the series. Maggie Rose Kane follows God's call to work in an orphanage in New York. I was pleased that this book included an orphan train experience because I've always been interested in that part of history.
Mary Shipman
Jan 15, 2013 Mary Shipman rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Daughters of Jacob Kane series, by Sharlene MacLaren, is sure to bring pleasure to the reader of historical fiction.
Centered in the teeming streets of early 1900′s New York City, MacLaren takes us on a journey rampant with action as Maggie Rose Kane and reporter Luke Madison struggle against their growing attratcion for each other and their overwhelming desires to bring hope and homes to the waifs at Sheltering Arms Refuge.

This book was a fine read, and well researched. It made me
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Jun 03, 2010 Holly (2 Kids and Tired) rated it really liked it
The second in the Daughters of Jacob Kane series. Maggie has heeded the call from God to work with orphans in New York City. As her heart and compassion for these children grows, so does her attraction and affection for Luke Madison, a man nursing his own broken heart.

I found this story fascinating from a historical standpoint: the plight of orphaned children and those who helped them. The account of the orphan train was compelling. I think I enjoyed Hannah's story more, but Maggie's was just as
Feb 24, 2011 Zette rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Sharlene MacLaren! I thought I wouldn't like this one as much because Maggie moves away from Sandy Shores, but I fell in love with all of the people at the orphanage just as much. My only complaint with this book is that I think there should have been a little more time between Luke losing his fiance to falling in love with Maggie. I thought it would have been a little more believable to me if maybe a year had passed instead of just a few months since her death. I've alread ...more
Cara Grandle
Dec 23, 2014 Cara Grandle rated it it was amazing
Easy read. Comfortable style.
Feb 04, 2011 Kelly rated it liked it
I gave it 3 stars because it was well written, had no bad language and was overall a very clean book. It was predictable and cheesy. It took me a long time to finish reading it, there we're many nights I went to bed without even picking it up, that tells me that I really was not into it. It is the secong in a series of 3 books and I'm not really looking forward to reading Abbie Ann, the last book, but I will. I guess I just have to finish what I started. I may just not be in the mood for cheesy ...more
Monica Johnson
Oct 11, 2012 Monica Johnson rated it liked it
Because I am a Christian, I have the desire to read uplifting books which inspire values, character, and courage. The downfall, in my humble opinion, is that most Christian fiction is a bit over-the-top. The characters balance on the line of unbelievable because they are too squeaky clean, always behave prcisely accurate, and never have a negative thought. For those reasons, I give his book three stars. I enjoyed the emphasis on service to less fortunate children, but found the cast of character ...more
Mar 15, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Well...I'm not sure I can say enough about this story. I loved it! The story line was very interesting. Reading about the orphans on the streets of New York in the early 1900's was heart wrenching and inspiring. I just wanted to adopt all of the children in this story. Sharlene doesn't disappoint when it comes to uniqueness of plot and being able to keep me wanting more. The story and romance between hero and heroine was very believable and handled well. Boo Hoo...only one more book left to this ...more
Jennifer Fluegge
Oct 22, 2009 Jennifer Fluegge rated it really liked it
I liked this book alot though perhaps not quite as much as the first one in the series. It was a bit coincidental that I was reading it right after I moved away from family and friends for the first time ever so I could really sympathize with the heroine in the book. Though I think she dealt with the homesickness a bit better than I did! :-)

Why is it when you know pretty much from the get-go how a book will play out you still want to read it and enjoy doing just that? Such is the case with Maggie Rose. This is a nice Christian romance and encouraging second book in the series The Daughters of Jacob Kane. It sort of makes me wish Mr. Kane had more daughters.
Cheryl Dale
Mar 11, 2012 Cheryl Dale rated it it was amazing
Very well written. Lots of history about the issue of homeless children in this time and place as well as the orphan trains. You were drawn into the heartbreak and the tragedy but bouyed up by the realistic characters with hearts for their mission. Will definitely read the rest of the books in this series.
Aug 04, 2009 Kendra rated it it was amazing
I can't wait for more books in this series. The good thing is that ach book doesn't leave you hanging...or I couldn't stand it! :) The next book picks up with a side character from the previous book. Love this series!
Cheryl Dale
Mar 17, 2012 Cheryl Dale rated it really liked it
Very good - well written with lots of history about the orphan trains mixed in with romance and a wonderful message of mission and commitment.
Jul 20, 2010 Kira rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! Can't wait to read the other two books in this series!
Jul 26, 2013 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Just as good as the first book in this series.
Sep 03, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Another fabulous book by Sharlene MacLaren!
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Sep 04, 2012 Charity U rated it really liked it
Great book!
Jul 28, 2014 Mackenzie rated it really liked it
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After 31 years of teaching second and fourth grades, Shar decided to say, "Bye-bye, Students!" and "Hello, Writing World!" and it's been an interesting, exciting, challenging, and inspiring adventure. One thing she knows for certain—God dropped a seed of passion for writing in her heart back in the summer of 2000, and He's been growing it ever since. She signed on with Whitaker House Publishers in ...more
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Daughters of Jacob Kane (3 books)
  • Hannah Grace (Daughters of Jacob Kane, #1)
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