This was one of the most intense stories I have ever read/listened to! I was mesmerized and absorbed every step of the way. I cried and laughed and loved. It took my heart and breath.
The performance is magnificent.
Thank you to both the author and reader! You have made and incredible work of art!
Why were northern MN rural poor given "hillbilly" accents? Otherwise good story, and good character development.
Lonely old rich woman who is 90 but able to pick up using a computer easily. Teenager who dresses punk, doesn't trust anyone, has a prickly demeanor, reads the classics.
Happy endings all around. So predictable.
I was not aware of orphan trains so this aspect surprised and saddened me. What a terrible and scary plight for these children.
I found the book enjoyable enough but also found it rather predictable. It was short. I think the characters and the story could have been much more developed and grand. But it was an interesting premise and taught me a few things, which is a plus of any story.
I would recommend it for a quick read.
I really loved this book and found it so and lightning. I had not known about the Orphan Train in our history and was fascinated to follow life of one brave and loving immigrant.
Randee and Dan
I enjoyed the story. It piqued my curiosity to learn more about the children's home Society transfer of these kids to new locations during that time in American history.