by Ann H. Gabhart
"It is 1936 and Kate Merritt is trying hard to keep her family together. Her father has slipped into alcoholism, her mother tries to come to grips with their dire financial situation, and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to all of it. Kate could never have imagined that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what her family needs."
I found this book to be slow, boring and just poorly written. After reading it, I wished I had those few hours back to do something else. I was disappointed in the fact that it was published at all. I could see this as a rough draft but not a final draft. I felt I did not get anything out of the book. A girl is abandoned on the steps of a church and her parents left no note or contact information. The little girl looks to Kate, the girl who finds her, to protect her. The girl is moved to a home of an older couple who never had children and locks her in a dark pantry for punishment. Kate breaks in and gets the little girl out. The girl got in trouble for not letting the lady call her a different name. There are too many micro stories going on and in the end it fell flat. But, of course do not take my word for it- read other reviews. I just can not give a good review to this book.
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*I was sent a free copy by the publisher to read and review. These are my honest opinions and I am not compensated for my reviews.