No Spoiler Review
This was my second community book club read. The first book we read, Marriage Lie, was a best-selling mystery that I did not personally care for, but the group loved. This was a best-selling historical fiction that I did not personally care for, but the group loved. Hopefully, this does not become a trend, because I really like this group!
If I had edited this book, it would have been very different. The author had such an intriguing premise, human trafficking of children during the great depression. That is an interesting story, based on true events. I liked the parts of the book that were actually historical. Anything having to do with the Foss family children was great. What I didn’t like was the modern narrative of pampered granddaughter, Avery, it added nothing to the story. I literally would have ripped all the “Avery” chapters out of this book if I was the editor.
That being said, I will still rate this book three stars on Goodreads. While half of this book put me to sleep every time that I read it (I’m looking at you Avery), the other half was not only interesting, but important as well. This would be a great choice for most book clubs, human trafficking is a problem that merits more than just a discussion, but discussion is a start.
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