Thursday, August 1, 2013

Orphan Train- TLC Tour Review Book

cover image via Goodreads.com
What Orphan Train is about:
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

For more information about this book and the author, Christina Baker Kline please use the following links: Author's websiteFacebook page, and Twitter page.



Disclaimer: Thank you to TLC Book Tours for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.



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17 comments:

  1. That good!? k you have my attention

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  2. This has been quite popular in my community. We've sold a ton of copies this summer and I keep meaning to snag a copy to see if it's as good as folks say. I think you're review has inspired me to wait no longer! Thanks, Staci!

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    1. *your review -- ack! I hate seeing that kind of mistake. ;)

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  3. Oh boy ... I know I have to read this now .. and I ain't gonna lie ... I am afraid too!! LOL!!!

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  4. I'm so glad you liked this one. I really did too :) I didn't know about orphan trains before I read this so I learned a lot as well.

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  5. I've read such great reviews about this book, and now reading your glowing praise of it has me adding it to my list of must-reads. I love the fact that the story revolves around the relationship of an elderly woman and a teen.

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  6. I'd never heard of the orphan trains until I read The Chaperone... this sounds like a great book!

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  7. I've only read one book about orphan trains so far and I was horrified that people could do that to children. I'm sure this book will move me as much as it did you.

    Thanks for being on the tour!

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  8. Definitely gonna try to move it up on my reading stack!

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  9. I can feel your emotion, how much this story touched you and you know I love reads like that. Already on my wishlist but I'd better see if I can get my hands on a copy of it!

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  10. I'm so glad you loved this one as much as I did! It will be on my favorites list this year too!

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  11. Not my usual reading, but it seems universally loved.

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  12. I had no plans to read this book, but you may have changed my mind. Ah, too many books, too little time!

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  13. I haven't read anything about the orphan trains, so I'm very curious about this book. It's on my TBR list!

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  14. wow this one sounds really good. I've never read a book about "Orphan trains"

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  15. My review of this one goes up Thursday. I loved it too, and really came to feel for the characters.

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  16. I've read mixed reviews previously about this one so I've been on the fence but yours is the second review in a row loving on this book. I better hope of the fence and pick this one up.

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