The Morgan Sisters

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night Publisher's Summary

Almost everyone in town blames eight-year-old Violet Morgan for the death of her nine-year-old sister Daisy. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls' father, "turns to drink" and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy. During an unexpected blizzard, Grace goes into premature labor at home and is forced to rely on Violet, while Owen is "off being saved" at a Billy Sunday Revival.

Inspired by a haunting family story, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night blends real-life incidents with fiction to show how grace can be found in the midst of tragedy.

©2014 Barbara J. Taylor (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night

    • By: Barbara J. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls' father, "turns to drink" and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 1913 PA Mining Town, Lives Marked by Tragedy

    • By Debbie on 07-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • All Waiting Is Long

    • By: Barbara J. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In 1930, 25-year-old Violet travels with her 16-year-old sister Lily from Scranton, Pennsylvania, to the Good Shepherd Infant Asylum in Philadelphia, so Lily can deliver her illegitimate child in secret. In doing so, Violet jeopardizes her engagement to her longtime sweetheart, Stanley Adamski. Meanwhile, Mother Mary Joseph, who runs the Good Shepherd, has no idea the asylum's physician, Dr. Peters, is involved in eugenics and experimenting on the girls with various sterilization techniques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Barbara Taylor wrote a perfect sequel I Loved it!

    • By Ann, John & family on 07-23-16

    Regular price: $27.99