Welcome to The Hope to Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham Blog Tour with JustRead

JustRead Publicity Tours are so excited to celebrate the release of debut author's The Hope of Azure Springs from Revell.  Welcome to my stop at Just Commonly!

Title: The Hope of Azure Springs
Author: Rachel Fordham
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: July 3, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance 
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Alone in a strange town, can she find healing for her new home . . . and herself?

Ada, Mich.—Between 1854 and 1929, the orphan train movement relocated over 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children from the eastern United States to rural areas throughout the country, focusing primarily in the Midwest. Since that time, this movement has captured the attention and curiosity of readers. In The Hope of Azure Springs, debut author Rachel Fordham masterfully blends history and romance in her well-crafted tale of a former “train rider.”

Seven years ago, orphaned and alone, Em arrived at a new home in Iowa after riding the orphan train. But secrets from her past haunt her, and her new life in the western wilderness is a rough one. When her guardian is shot and killed, Em, now nineteen, finally has the chance to search for her long-lost sister, but she won’t be able to do it alone.

Sheriff Caleb Reynolds is determined to solve the case and secure justice for Em. But what he doesn’t expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart.

Historical romance readers will be charmed by the town of Azure Springs as they journey with Em to face her past, embrace her future, and rescue what she’s lost.

Debut Author Deftly Combines Orphan Train Tale with Sweet Prairie Romance



Credit: Kylee Ann Maughan

Rachel Fordham started writing when her children began begging her for stories at night. She'd pull a book from the shelf, but they'd insist she make one up. Finally she put her love of good stories with her love of writing and she hasn't stopped since. She lives with her husband and children on an island in the state of Washington.

TO CONNECT WITH RACHEL:  website,  facebook,  goodreads


The publisher has graciously offered (3) winners each a copy of The Hope of Azure Springs and special Revell swag!

Giveaway will begin at midnight July 9, 2018 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 17, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.  Complete prize open to US mailing addresses only.  For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.

Be sure to stop at a stop each day for extra entries!


For the full tour schedule, click on either of the launch pages below.

(All stops expected to post by 11:00 AM EST)
Launch Page @JustReadTours
Launch Page @JustCommonly

July 9 (Monday)
Wishful Endings   - Guest Post
Veronica's 'Views  - Spotlight & Excerpt

July 10 (Tuesday)
The Power of Words - Review
For the Love of Christian Fiction - Spotlight & Excerpt

July 11 (Wednesday)
Edits and Reviews by Leslie - Author Interview
Sprinkles and Pink - Spotlight & Excerpt

July 12 (Thursday)
A Baker’s Perspective  - Guest Post
The Caffeinated Bibliophile - Spotlight & Excerpt

July 13 (Friday)
The Christian Fiction Girl  - Review
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic - Spotlight & Excerpt


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  1. Can't wait to read this one. Thank you for sharing about it.

  2. Great sounding book. I would love to win. Thank you for a chance to win!

  3. Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading! Would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. This is a new to me author but one I'd love to explore by reading "The Hope of Azure Springs". This book definitely sounds like one that I would enjoy reading.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. I look forward to read this too! It sure sounds good! Thank you!

  5. This has been on my wish list since I first saw it, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  6. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to read this one soon!

  7. I enjoy historical fiction and this sounds like a real good one, Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com

  8. I've always been kind of fascinated, and yes, slightly horrified, by the Orphan Train idea. I know it was necessary to give the children homes, but in some ways, it grieves me, too. So many, like the main character here, were separated from actual family. Moving across the country had to be scary enough without throwing that separation in, too. I would love to read Rachel's take on the Orphan Train. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  10. This looks and sounds like a great book! If I don't win this book, it will be on my TBR list!

  11. This sounds like a really good book that would be difficult to put down.


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