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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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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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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.

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Sold on a monday

A book that all should read. This book has many twists and turns. It keeps your interest in reading on instead of setting it down between chapters. History and the things that were happening in the background. A must read!

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Unexpected twists and turns

The story has many twists and turns which keeps you on your toes reading it.

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Unfortunately a true reflection on US history

I really enjoyed the store wish it was longer. The twists and turns were surprising.

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  • Taintedrose76
  • Kentucky
  • 10-14-18

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Lashawn
  • Arlington, TX
  • 10-13-18

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Elizabeth W. Lister
  • 09-21-18

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Diane
  • 12-07-18

Good book

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

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  • Pamela J Schluter
  • East Wareham, MA United States
  • 11-24-18

Sold on a monday

A book that all should read. This book has many twists and turns. It keeps your interest in reading on instead of setting it down between chapters. History and the things that were happening in the background. A must read!

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  • Jennifer Oki
  • 11-24-18

Unexpected twists and turns

The story has many twists and turns which keeps you on your toes reading it.

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  • Maggie the Aggie
  • 11-02-18

Unfortunately a true reflection on US history

I really enjoyed the store wish it was longer. The twists and turns were surprising.

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  • Taintedrose76
  • Kentucky
  • 10-14-18

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Lashawn
  • Arlington, TX
  • 10-13-18

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Elizabeth W. Lister
  • 09-21-18

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Diane
  • 12-07-18

Good book

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Pamela J Schluter
  • East Wareham, MA United States
  • 11-24-18

Sold on a monday

A book that all should read. This book has many twists and turns. It keeps your interest in reading on instead of setting it down between chapters. History and the things that were happening in the background. A must read!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jennifer Oki
  • 11-24-18

Unexpected twists and turns

The story has many twists and turns which keeps you on your toes reading it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Maggie the Aggie
  • 11-02-18

Unfortunately a true reflection on US history

I really enjoyed the store wish it was longer. The twists and turns were surprising.