I was so into this book and then it just stopped and I was disappointed. I want to know more. What happened to Molly? How was the reunion? Was Vivian finally surrounded by family? So many questions. Maybe a sequel?
I LOVE the characters, the narrators' voices, the history of the orphan trains, and most especially the heartwarming premise of the teenager listening to an elderly woman's story and developing a strong bond from shared experiences. BEST . BOOK. EVER! Going to go through my jewelry box and pull out my own claddagh to wear again.
I decided to get this book based on online reviews. I didn't have any expectations but was happily surprised by being really interested in the story! Would definitely recommend.
I loved the narration. It was captivating and the various accents and intonations made it clear which character was speaking. I did find the story sad and intense, but authentic. Life is not a fairytale after all.
My mother was adopted and fostered a few children during my childhood so I did find a personal connection to the story.