Monday, November 20, 2017

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS

Quote for the week:  When opportunity knocks, some people are in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers.  

I used to look for them in our pasture but never found a 4-leaf one. Now, I'm waiting for opportunity to knock! I think it got lost.

All I have for today is another book I recently read and will be reviewing soon.

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS

By Lisa Wingate


This story caught my attention because of the subject matter. The following is from the jacket cover, and I think you'll see why it appealed to me.

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shanty boat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge--until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents--but they quickly realize the dark truth.

Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals- in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country.

After seeing this, I had to read these children's stories. 



Review coming soon.

My order from Amazon also arrived a few days ago. More books.

Happy Reading.

Oh, and be sure to stop by on Wednesday to celebrate a new book birthday. I just love book birthdays. I'm also reviewing it.

See you later. Have a super week.


















6 comments:

  1. Wonderful quote Beverly. how well I recall my mother always looking for a four leaf clover.

    A great review to what appears a great book.

    Enjoy this new week.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I thought it was a good quote, Yvonne. They're hard to find. I never found one. It is a touching story. So sad things like that happen.
      Have a lovely week, even without a four leaf clover.

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  2. Nothing wrong with more books being delivered. That one sure sounds interesting, The depths to which some people shall sink.

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    1. Right, Pat, except with new books I tend to put everything else aside and read. Must not do that. :)

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  3. Did this a lot as a young girl. There was another kind clover in our garden too, a violet-colored one that you could eat. Thought that was so cool. Still remember the sour taste.
    Waiting is hard sometimes...

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    1. Oh, I haven't heard of a violet-colored clover, Sharon. Sounds lovely. Too bad the taste wasn't so good. Thanks for stopping by.

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