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Sold on a Monday

by Kristina McMorris

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Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2018
    352 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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  • Susan L. (Alexandria, VA)


    Righting Wrongs
    It's impossible not to care for the characters in this book. To watch them make mistakes, then work to make it right. The premise of a fateful photo that doomed two children was compelling and kept me turning pages. Beautifully done.
  • Linda K. (Sunset, SC)


    Sold on a Monday
    "A picture is worth a thousand words", but in the case of Ellis Reed, an aspiring news writer, it was the start of an adventure and mission to correct a terrible mistake. The setting of the story is Philadelphia and New York City in the 1930's long before today's 24-hour news cycle and the Internet, when big city papers were the ultimate news source and it was the hey day of photo journalism.

    The central characters of Ellis and newsroom secretary, Lily Palmer, are committed to fixing a wrong for which they both feel responsible. "Sold on a Monday" is fast-paced and hard to put down. A cast of characters faced with life-altering choices make this a compelling story and will hold the reader to its surprising conclusion.
  • Kristen H. (Hagerstown, MD)


    Not the Right Sale
    This is the first book by this author that I have read. I found her writing to be very good and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It seemed that the Ellis the journalist who took the original picture of the children for sale sign along with the children seemed like a good thing to report. However, the picture was ruined and Ellis needed to recreate the picture. Seemed innocent enough except that when he returned the children had already been sold. He noticed that there were children next door, Ruby and Calvin, so he approached them and asked if he could take their picture. Unfortunately, these 2 children were not for sale. The story is well written and the characters are described so well that one feels that you know them like they were your best friends. I am excited to read more from this author.
  • Janet S. (Terrace Park, OH)


    Heart Warming Read
    Sold On A Monday hooked me immediately, It tells the tale of an American family hardship during the Great Depression. Not only do you feel such compassion for the two children that have been sold...but I was cheering all of Ellis Reed and Lily Palmer's actions/efforts to return the two children to their own mother. It is a powerful read filled with lots of emotion. I recommend it!
  • Annie P. (Murrells Inlet, SC)


    Children 4 Sale
    Children 4 Sale, the 1929 depression, choices and consequences. Kristina McMorris' novel "Sold on a Monday" explores the sale of children during the depression. Was it desperation or avarice? Two children, their mother, a reporter's chance photograph and story change lives in unforseen ways. A glimpse into a piece of unforgettable American history. Terrific.
  • Henry W. (Lake Barrington, IL)


    Twist and Turns
    We who grew up after the Great Depression have no understanding of how the lives of average citizens were affected. This book will give some insight mingled with a plot that constantly surprises you. To some extent the plot diminishes the poignancy of the plythe of the children in the story. To the extent the other forces motivate the key characters keeps the reader wondering what will they do or why did they do whatever they did. Is what they did realistic under the circumstances? It was a difficult book to put down. A thought provoking read.
  • Michelle M. (Wakefield, RI)


    Stolen Children
    I loved how this author created a tale from a reporters perspective. Unfortunately many children get taken from their parents by unforeseen circumstances.There are probably many children that are grown up now and do not know that they have been taken from their biological parents. We don't have to go far from our own history to relive some of the horrors, like what is going on today. I like the fact that both Ellis and Lily weren't "goody two shoes" and had some flaws of their own. I just finished reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate for our book club , this book would be an excellent accompaniment. I read about half the book as soon as I got it. Love books that I can't seem to put down.

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