by Lisa Wingate
This was a really good book and a quick read! The book takes place in Tennessee and involves a family with children who were raised by river gypsies. The children are taken from their riverboat and placed in a horrific orphanage house. The story weaves in current day and the unfolding of the children’s life experience of living in the Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage. I would say this is partly historical fiction as the orphanage and the woman heading the orphanage did exist as well as the horrific conditions that existed in this orphanage. The story draws you into the book and you want to keep reading to find out what happens to these poor children. I highly recommend it!