Sold on a Monday is a beautifully written story that is based on depression era desperation, when families, who couldn't afford to feed their children, sent them to relatives, or gave them up for adoption. This novel is based loosely on a case that some children were sold to less than scrupulous people. Ellis Reed, a struggling newspaper reporter, is out in the country outside Philadelphia, where he finds two children perched on a porch holding up a sign, "Two Children for Sale". .After taking a photograph, his career takes a turn, he is faced with a dilemma that will veer his career path to a place not suspected. Ellis then needs to decide if doing the right thing is worth the career ending choice. The book examines ethics, as well as a sweet budding love story embedded in family dysfunction and struggles. Kristina McMorris has developed characters that are relatable and heart warming, as they make mistakes and attempt to do what's right, all within a great story. I highly recommend this novel to others who enjoy historical fiction.
Thanks to #NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. #SoldonaMonday
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