Before We Were Yours Book Review

Before We Were Yours by Lisa WingateHistorical Fiction – 342 pages – Published 2017 

I absolutely loved this historical fiction novel! Lisa Wingate weaves the past and the present to create an intriguing story that explains the connection between two elderly women who have begun to decline mentally. She tells their stories in alternating first-person narratives that place the reader more deeply in the characters’ lives. You will fall in love with twelve-year-old Rill Foss. She’s so strong-willed, smart, and gritty that you’ll wish you had known her personally. Wingate drops the Foss children smack in the middle of the Depression in a decades-long corrupt adoption scheme run by the real-life fiend, Georgia Tann. You won’t be able to put this amazing story down! Enjoy!  July 17, 2018

5 Star Rating

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