Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Review of Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Before We Were YoursBefore We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book broke my heart into a million pieces. It is a stunningly well written fictional account of child trafficking and the illegal adoptions that occurred at the hands of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. This orphanage ripped children from their parents and placed them in less than desirable homes. The author takes us back in time when a group of siblings was torn apart and adopted out to different homes (or worse). They suffered abuse and psychological trauma. In present times, Avery determines that her grandmother was somehow involved but suffers from dementia and cannot, or will not, answer Avery's questions. Avery's father is a well-known politician and she fears that the scandal will devastate her family. As well as being a heartfelt read, the narration of this book on Audible is first rate!

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