Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Kim has done an outstanding job with this book. I believe it to be her best novel so far. The cover is stunning and I was itching to pick it up and read it. It's an unforgettable story of orphans that are placed on the orphan trains to Missouri after a tragic tenement fire. I learned a slice of history that I wasn't aware of with this book. The three children separated as they are placed in different homes, will tug at your heartstrings with a yearning to see them reunited. It's a well crafted book with conflicts and twists that will keep you turning the pages. Above all, it traces the paths of the three children into adulthood through their struggles to survive to find each other, along with a continued presence of God that gives them hope and strength to continue. With tenderness and turmoil, the story of the three Irish immigrants in the Mid-West, will touch your heart and make you cheer with what man meant for evil, God meant it for good. I highly recommend this book!

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