Rachel Fordham

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Rachel Fordham has long been fascinated by all things historical or in the words of her children “old stuff”. Often the historical trivia she discovers is woven into her children's bedtime tales. Despite her love for good stories she didn’t attempt writing a novel until her husband challenged her to do so (and now she’s so glad he did). Since that time she’s often been found typing or researching while her youngest child naps or frantically writing plot twists while she waits in the school pick-up line. In addition to her passion for storytelling she enjoys reading, being outdoors and seeing new places. Rachel lives with her husband and children on an island in Washington state.

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Rachel Fordham I'm really excited about my work in progress. It starts at the dead letter office in Washington D.C. in 1883. A letter falls into the hands of a woman…moreI'm really excited about my work in progress. It starts at the dead letter office in Washington D.C. in 1883. A letter falls into the hands of a woman who can not let that letter die!(less)
Rachel Fordham Yay! So glad you are enjoying it. My second book is stand alone but the characters do pass through Azure Springs and we get to see lots of the charact…moreYay! So glad you are enjoying it. My second book is stand alone but the characters do pass through Azure Springs and we get to see lots of the characters from The Hope of Azure Springs in it. I have played around with the idea of writing some spin off novellas but haven’t actually done it yet. (less)
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Yours Truly, Thomas

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Dear Reader, I’m so incredibly pleased that you stopped by. Writing is often a solitary pursuit and just knowing you clicked your way here makes it seem a little more social. Don’t get me wrong. My life is not quiet. I have a houseful of children that are always competing […]
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A Lady in Attendance by Rachel Fordham
"This novel takes place in the late 1890s. Hazel has spent time in a reformatory for something that she didn't do. Once released, she aims to make a life for herself and clear her name. On the way she makes friends and finds a job with a dentist. I ha" Read more of this review »
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A Lady in Attendance by Rachel Fordham
"Rachel Fordham has once again given us a story that doesn't let you go until the last page but stays with you long after you close the book.

Hazel has just spent five years in a state reformatory for a crime she didn't commit. Now she needs to clear h" Read more of this review »
A Lady in Attendance by Rachel Fordham
"I have loved all of Rachel Fordham's books, and this is no exception, it was a wonderful gift.

A young woman who made a lot of wrong choices, and she paid dearly for them. She ended up in a Reformatory, and lost her family. Now what? She was framed, b" Read more of this review »
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All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese
All That Really Matters
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This book appealed to me for several reasons-

- The foster mama part of me loved the storyline of helping these kids. I appreciated that their storylines and struggles felt real and not able to be easily fixed.

- as an author with a very small platform
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A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
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This author knew her audience and wrote a real to life story that is perfect for middle grade (or anyone). Heartbreaking and hopeful!
Forget Me Not by Sarah M. Eden
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Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese
Before I Called You Mine
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If you know me, you know foster and adoption are near and dear to my heart. Speaking of my heart it’s been shattered in our journey. Because of that I tend to be skeptical of these storylines because they aren’t believable or are too sugar coated.

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Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks
Georgana's Secret
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I loved that this regency book took us to a different setting (on board a ship).

Hidden identity, a little action, a little romance- made for an engaging read!
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Pretending to Wed by Melissa Jagears
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If you enjoy marriage if convenience stories then grab this one. Full of characters you’ll root for and an ending that leaves you smiling long after you turned the last page.
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Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl
Jo & Laurie
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3.5

Don’t read this if you can’t handle the authors getting creative with a well established story. It says on the cover it’s a retelling and it is!

This book does a good job of keeping parts of the original and giving it a fresh outcome. It’s sweet a
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“I'm not sure we ever learn to live without those we love. I think Margaret may be right. The secret is to learn to live with them as nearby as we can keep them. My parents are dead and my sister is in Beckford. I miss them every day. Only now am I learning the right way to remember them.”
Rachel Fordham, The Hope of Azure Springs

“Yes, Em, your freckles are perfect. Looks are a funny thing, very peculiar. Never waste any time disliking the ones you have. The right person will think they are the very definition of beautiful.”
Rachel Fordham, The Hope of Azure Springs

“Does she bring you happiness, make you laugh?" Gideon had asked. When Caleb confessed that she did, his father then asked, "Do you like who you are when you are with her?" Again Caleb answered in the affirmative. He confessed she was not what he had planned, that at first she was just a case to solve.
Then his father said something Caleb couldn't get out of his head. "Our whole lives people try to tell us what beautiful is. As young boys we think we know exactly which women are the loveliest. Then we meet one who doesn't fit the mold and we know we were taught wrong our whole lives." While his pa talked, Caleb envisioned Em's freckled face. "Beauty is something we get to define. We may not see it right away, but when we do, we have trouble remembering the other definition. We wonder how we were ever to misled. All we can see is the one person who defines it for us."
Then his father put a hand on his shoulder and said, "Don't let anyone else decide which kind of beautiful is right for you. You find a girl who brings out the best in you. Who you can see a happy future with. That's your kind of beautiful.”
Rachel Fordham, The Hope of Azure Springs

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“Does she bring you happiness, make you laugh?" Gideon had asked. When Caleb confessed that she did, his father then asked, "Do you like who you are when you are with her?" Again Caleb answered in the affirmative. He confessed she was not what he had planned, that at first she was just a case to solve.
Then his father said something Caleb couldn't get out of his head. "Our whole lives people try to tell us what beautiful is. As young boys we think we know exactly which women are the loveliest. Then we meet one who doesn't fit the mold and we know we were taught wrong our whole lives." While his pa talked, Caleb envisioned Em's freckled face. "Beauty is something we get to define. We may not see it right away, but when we do, we have trouble remembering the other definition. We wonder how we were ever to misled. All we can see is the one person who defines it for us."
Then his father put a hand on his shoulder and said, "Don't let anyone else decide which kind of beautiful is right for you. You find a girl who brings out the best in you. Who you can see a happy future with. That's your kind of beautiful.”
Rachel Fordham, The Hope of Azure Springs

“Margaret told me that often we get so caught up in seeing our own prayers answered that we don't realize we are blessing others.”
Rachel Fordham, The Hope of Azure Springs

“Fighting a battle with the earth seems like a plenty noble calling to me. Putting food on your table and on the plates of others - it's a quieter way. But it's a good way.”
Rachel Fordham, The Hope of Azure Springs

“Yes, Em, your freckles are perfect. Looks are a funny thing, very peculiar. Never waste any time disliking the ones you have. The right person will think they are the very definition of beautiful.”
Rachel Fordham, The Hope of Azure Springs

“I'm not sure we ever learn to live without those we love. I think Margaret may be right. The secret is to learn to live with them as nearby as we can keep them. My parents are dead and my sister is in Beckford. I miss them every day. Only now am I learning the right way to remember them.”
Rachel Fordham, The Hope of Azure Springs




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