I enjoyed listening to Orphan Train. It always amazes me that people endure hardships as described in this book and come out strong but it happens every day. I thought the characters were well developed and as I got to know them they warmed my heart. I recommend this book highly.
OMG! I was in tears at the end! So very good! Great read, great writing, superb story line. As a mom, I cannot imagine what these kids, women went through and such a full circle ending! Loved every bit!
Absolutely loved this book! I felt like I knew the characters personally and felt every emotion. The readers were spectacular! It made me crave more.
I enjoyed the narraters voices, especially dialogs between characters and making different voices.
I love how this book is two stories in one. They both tie into each other also. You can say it's a book about Niamh. It's a touching story and you are intrigued with what will happen next to Niamh/Dorothy/Vivian. You are secretly hoping she runs away and lives happily ever after.
I cried when Molly did computer searches and her info was a few months to late. I smiled with the ending. I wish the romance with her first husband was longer, maybe another chapter where you could bask in their happiness. I would love a prequel or parallel of mazy's story, or a sequel of May's story. There's potential for Molly's continued story also if a sequel happened.
I have always thought of indentured servants as adults until reading this book. What a horrible page from our history that, like me, few know about. The ride on the train must have been terrifying.
The story is told by a 91 yr. old orphan/indentured servant to a teen in the present foster system. Although today’s system is far from perfect it is nothing like it was back then, although, and unfortunately, there are similarities.
Once started, I could not stop reading!
fan of the arts
This is the first book I've read by Cristina Baker Kline. It will not be my last. What a beautifully written story! Excellent character development and very insightful. I believe Ms. Kline must be a very extraordinary person.
Apparently there really were orphan trains. This book was well written and narrated nicely. It made want to look into the history of the orphan trains now.