Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

He's a journalist trying to get good bylines and ensuring his job.  When he sees two boys offered for sale, it haunts him.  He tells his editor about and he sends him back for a replacement picture.  The fist family is gone but there's one across the street and he arranges to take their picture with the sign from the other house.  He has no idea how much impact that picture will have on his life...

Sourcebooks Landmark and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

Ellis goes back to check on the family and finds them gone.  It seems someone bought the children and the mother went in a tuberculosis sanitarium.  He worries if they got a good family and begins tracking them down.  The newspaper secretary sympathizes because she has a young son and she joins in his search.  They were told the mother died, but she's alive.  They find that the children are  not together anymore.  They also find the woman who has the daughter is mentally unstable.

Ellis and Lily work hard to reunite the family and it's a dangerous undertaking.  The depression made many people do things they didn't want to but this story turns out well. This is based on history and it feels like it as you read.  There's sorrow and joy and you're not sure how it's going to turn out, so you keep reading to see...

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