I have been wanting to read this book for a while and so I chose to listen to it on a road trip. Best decision ever.... I loved everything about this book. From the woman narrating, all the way to the final chapter. Very pleased, would recommend to all.
While I am very interested in the subject of orphan trains, this fictionalized account of one girl's journey and eventual redemption and connection with a modern day foster child just came off as sappy. The voice over was very middle school teen novel-- so the over all impression was that this was directed towards a youth/ teen market. 14+ due to language and two mild sexual encounters.
Will likely end up as tear jerker movie with orchestra music doing the heavy lifting.
Really dislike the narration. Sounds like a young teenager relating this story. She spoke too fast. It does not matter if this is the "vogue" way of speaking today. If the story was not similar to my own, I would have returned the book based on the narrators voice.
I'm not one to write reviews normally, but something about this story had me so intrigued and attached to the characters. This was one of the fastest listens I've had in a while- sneaking in little listens anytime I had even a few minutes to spare. Loved hearing the stories of Vivian and Molly and how their lives, though very different, were so fatefully intertwined. Hated to see this one come to an end.