Before We Were Yours
THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT--Over two million copies sold A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly BestsellerLook for Lisa Wingate's powerful new historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends, available now Poignant, engrossing.--People - Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation's history and weaves a tale of enduring power.--Paula McLain
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. 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. At the mercy of the facility's cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fianc , and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health Read More chevron_right
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Book Reviews (2)
Excellent, well written, beautiful story
By April Stromberg , Oct 15, 2021
Amazing story that opened my eyes to a world I didn't know existed. Heart-breaking yet hopeful. Couldn't put it down.
Recommended to buy: Yes
By Susan H , Aug 7, 2021
This book is a best seller for a reason -it is mesmerizing. After finishing it I researched the kidnap/adoption business of the time and was thunderstruck with what I found. Any historical fiction that makes the reader continue research is worth reading, and researching.
Recommended to buy: Yes