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Oct 18, 2018lhumps rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Great book about adoption in the 1950's in Canada.
Oct 06, 2018Jenkskitten rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A great story that should be read by everyone. It tells of the treatment of girls placed in the care of government homes, how many endured their fates. Great read.
Sep 20, 2018AnnSkye rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A really good read. Hard to believe what was done to the children in the orphanages and that they were treated that way here in Canada.
Sep 10, 2018SPL_Sonya rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
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Aug 16, 2018JMR207 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent book about a part of Canadian history that I had never heard about before. Heartbreaking story of a young girl forced to give up her baby at birth, her lifelong yearning to be reunited and the horrific treatment of orphans in…
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Aug 15, 2018
Really great historical novel - full of drama, family secrets and strong characters. It highlights a terrible part of Quebec history that many people are unaware of. Great book club choice as there is a ton of discussable content here.
Aug 12, 2018BeckyR21 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Heart-wrenching. This is a gripping read of a terrible and depressing time of Quebec history. What Maggie and Elodie endure is almost unbelievable that this book is based on true events in not so recent Canadian history. Well-written and…
Jun 30, 2018EucaryaM rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing read based on true events....I have learned something new from Canadian history, something that we can not be proud with, but should have been aware of....Learn more about this shameful moment and Duplessis Orphans, before reading…
Jun 26, 2018dchbrown rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Definitely a page-turner...couldn't put it down. A sad, heart-wrenching part of Canadian history but an important story to know. A great story woven into this history - well-written!
Jun 10, 2018Quietday rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
4.25 stars. I REALLY enjoyed this story; so many layers of lives and cultural dynamics. I haven't been affected like this by a story in some time. So many unfortunate sorrows and yet, nobody was ill-willed, just products of their time. The…
Jun 04, 2018Reads_A_Lot rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Historical fiction centered around Quebec’s impoverished orphanage system during the 1950’s. This is a family drama following an unwed teenager from the 1950-1970’s as she tries to find the daughter she was forced to give up. It also…
May 28, 2018
Really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down.
May 25, 2018ownedbydoxies rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a novel and the characters are imagined, however the actions in it and the historical facts, are based on real events and true happenings. It's the story of a young woman (15 in 1950), who lives in a small Quebec town, is pregnant…
May 06, 2018
Fantastic book. Best I have read in a long time. Great writer. Hope she had more. 10 stars!!!
May 03, 2018bibliomum rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A tough story to read, so heart-wrenching and hopeful that I could not stop until I was finished. A must read!!
Apr 29, 2018
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