The Orchard of Hope
“Hope is never gone, but it can be eaten alive.”
A quest to save hope.
A kingdom under a spell.
A wizard in training.
A gargoyle with a sweet tooth.
The sequel to The Orphanage of Miracles is filled with engaging characters, magic, adventure, and unusual circumstance. It’s a story that will both entertain and inspire the reader.
Kelsey, a strong-willed and high spirited young girl, embarks upon another adventurous quest – this time to save hope, which is being stolen from the orchard. While the kingdom is still under the spell of the evil sorcerer who distorts reality in order to gain control, the king begins training someone who he believes can ultimately defeat the sorcerer: a young boy named Nicholas. Revisit some of your favorite characters, or meet them for the first time in this volume.
The Orchard of Hope is a different kind of fairy tale. Written in the spirit of authors like C.S. Lewis or Roald Dahl, it’s a story that’s designed to entertain while it also teaches and inspires children. The message of the book is that we all have unique talents and come from different perspectives, but hope is never gone when we all discover who we are meant to be and learn to work together. There is no one answer to all of life’s problems, but learning how to graciously allow others to to shine in their defining moments is a source of hope.
A reading group guide for this book can be found here.
About the Author
Amy Neftzger has written pieces for literary magazines, articles for professional journals, and books for over 15 years. Her works include Conversations with the Moon, Leftover Shorts, and All That the Dog ever wanted, which was a book designed to teach children about jazz music. Her latest books are The Orphanage of Miracles (2013), The Orchard of Hope (2014), and The Ferryman (2014). Some of her favorite things include traveling, books, movies, art and gargoyles.