Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters
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    The Palest Ink | Kay Bratt

    The Palest Ink

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kay Bratt
    • Narrated By Will Damron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A sheltered son from an intellectual family in Shanghai, Benfu spends 1966 anticipating a promising violinist career and an arranged marriage. On the other side of town lives Pony Boy, a member of a lower-class family - but Benfu's best friend all the same. Their futures look different but guaranteed...until they're faced with a perilous opportunity to leave a mark on history.

    Prequel to The Scavengers Daughter

    It isn't necessary to read Palest Ink before SD but it gives a good background of Benfu. It reviews his teen years, how he got to the farm collective ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 17 2016 by squishy ()
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    The Scavenger's Daughters: Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 1 | Kay Bratt

    The Scavenger's Daughters: Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kay Bratt
    • Narrated By Will Damron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (510)
    Story
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    Coming of age during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu survived the cruel years, but he did not emerge unscathed. The Scavenger’s Daughters is the story of Benfu and his beloved wife Calli, chronicling their attempts to build a life in the turmoil and aftermath of Maoist China. At the heart of their struggle lies the pain of losing their only child. To fill the terrible hole in their lives, they take in abandoned girls - the unwanted "weeds" - as their own, lovingly caring for them as flowers in a garden.

    China's Discarded Baby Girls ... Chosen and Loved

    This (fictional) tale of Chinese baby girls abandoned in various places, then picked up, cared for and loved by a gentle man and his wife who had lost..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 16 2014 by Debbie (Toney, Alabama)
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    Tangled Vines: Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 2 | Kay Bratt

    Tangled Vines: Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kay Bratt
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    The pain of China’s Cultural Revolution well behind them, Benfu and his treasured Calla Lily are content in their old age surrounded by their family of adopted daughters. Once abandoned, the girls are now cherished members of the Zheng family. Yet there remains an emptiness in their hearts: their only biological daughter, Dahlia, was abducted as a newborn 30 years before. When their daughter Linnea discovers an unexpected clue about what really happened to Dahlia, the elderly couple’s hopes are reignited.

    Beautiful, Lost Girls of China . . . Part Two

    The second in the Scavenger's Daughters series is just as good as the first . . . Benfu and Calla Lily are old now, but are still taking in baby girls..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 17 2014 by Debbie (Toney, Alabama)
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    Bitter Winds: Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book Three | Kay Bratt

    Bitter Winds: Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kay Bratt
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (112)
    Story
    (115)

    Even after a decade of pain, Ivy remains closely tethered to Lily - her blind twin sister - and haunted by her mother’s admission the night their home burned, almost taking Lily’s life: “I’m sorry. Take care of your sister.” Years later, as Lily begins to navigate the world on her own, the police mistakenly toss the blind girl in a cell, and Ivy realizes she must find her twin at all costs…even if that means risking her own freedom.

    Innocence, Corruption, Poverty and Love in China

    Book Three in the Scavenger's Daughters Series is just as good as the first two. Benfu and Calli have found their daughter which was stolen as a baby..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 19 2014 by Debbie (Toney, Alabama)
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    Red Skies: Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 4 | Kay Bratt

    Red Skies: Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kay Bratt
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    In the fourth book of the Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters series, the fates of three people who've never met converge in profound and unexpected ways.

    Heart warming

    All of the Scavenger Daughters books are wonderful. Each one touched me deeply and this one was no different. I hope there are more to come! I will mi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2017 by Tracy ()