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A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.
As I finished Orphan Train I was wiping tears from my eyes and marveling at the ending of this beautifully written and moving story. I've read a few books about the orphan trains, but none moved me quite like this one. The author was able to move seamlessly between Vivian and Molly's stories and blended them together to create a tale that was not only totally believable, but also gut-wrenching. The historical aspect alone is worthy of reading, but when you add Vivian and Molly's traumatic young lives to the mix the reader gets a story that allows them to feel the characters pain, hopelessness, and towards the end, joy.
Recommend? Without hesitation. For readers who love historical fiction, authentically written characters, and a great story, then you NEED to add this book to your reading list for 2013! The story within this book will stay with me for some time and I'm sure it will be on my list of favorites for the year!!
Source: William Morrow Publishers and TLC Book Tours
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