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Sold on a Monday

A Novel
Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (392 ratings)
Regular price: $24.49
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Publisher's Summary

A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes the story behind the picture is worth a thousand more. 

2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. 

In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis's career skyrockets. 

But the piece also leads to consequences more devastating than he and Lily ever imagined - and it will risk everything they value to unravel the mystery and set things right. 

Inspired by a newspaper photo that stunned readers throughout the country, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of ambition, redemption, love, and family.

©2018 Kristina McMorris (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Not what I anticipated...

The cover of this book is what drew me in. I was hoping it would be a riveting story like 'Before We Were Yours', given the summary and subject matter. However, it took 12 chapters for anything all that interesting to happen. If I hadn't chosen this to be our book of the month for our book club, I'm not sure I would have been all that interested in continuing with it. The story did eventually pick up, but there were some far fetched plot lines toward the end that didn't seem very realistic. Also, the audible file shows 44 chapters but ended at 39. This was also very misleading, as I was expecting more to the story. All in all the book was okay, but not one I would recommend to others. Especially given the really slow build and abrupt end. Rather disappointing, actually.

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loved it

I highly enjoyed this book. the way it tells the story of days past and pulls at your heart strings.
I'm so glad I got it.

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A newspaper women’s place in the 1900s.

This book started off slow but soon speeded up with many twists and turns. It depicted the times well and women’s place in society. I enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.

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excellent narrator! excellent author!

the narrator really gave this book extra character. the author really took her time in making every detail from the era authentic! overall, an excellent book.

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Loved This Book

Great Story, Great Narrator, I spent a bit more than usual on my audio books, but worth it!!

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eh! so much promise, so little fulfilled

engaging plot but too many holes and lack of character development to maintain interest. I finished it but only because this was a pick for my book club. may request a refund of my audible credit and am very unlikely to read another book by this author.

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Can’t put it down

This is one of those books that, once I got into it, I had to finish. Ellis May have taken a bit to develop, but Lily grabbed me right away. When Ruby was introduced, she charmed me immediately. There was just enough foreshadowing to keep you reading without completely giving the whole story away, and several plot twists not to be missed. Given the TRUE story that inspired this tale, and it’s sad outcome, I feared that the ending would hold similar tragedy. However, the ending, if not without its own tragic complications, was quite satisfying. I found myself wishing for an epilogue set perhaps a year after the story ends. I really wanted to see how the characters were doing.

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Excellent storytelling

I couldn’t stop listening! Exciting and heart warming. Beautifully written. The narrator is a great performer.

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amazing

truly loved this book. For the most part that book was straightforward with enough twists and turns. to keep you interested.

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Good story!

Story moves along, has some good plot twists, and interesting believable characters I enjoyed the listen.