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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 (304 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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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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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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MUST READ!! COULD NOT WAIT TO LISTEN!

Loved it! A must read! Narrator was great and the story never slowed down. Twist and turns every where.

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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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Heartbreaking and Hopeful

Excellent story of the plight of the poor during the Depression and the influence of journalism and moral people.

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sweet and poignant

Excellent job in taking us back 80 years to a time and place many of us have never been. Handling a difficult subject with gentle tenderness.

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surprise!

I reluctantly chose this book. I thought it would be difficult emotionally. It was and yet it was done with care and concern.

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Good book

I enjoyed this book. Not great but worth the read. Some of it was a little contrived, but a touching story.