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Discovery - (Orphan Train Saga) by Sherry a Burton (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 296

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Sagas

Series Title: Orphan Train Saga

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Sherryaburton LLC

Age Range: Adult

Author: Sherry a Burton

Language: English

TCIN: 79244451
UPC: 9780998379661
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-7475


This historical fiction captured my attention from Chapter One; I did not want to put it down! Cindy is on summer break and begins cleaning out her deceased grandmother's storage unit. Cindy discovers her grandmother's journals and begins to understand why her grandmother would never show love and affection to her family. There are many lessons on love and forgiveness as Grandmother's hidden past is uncovered.

Joan Fraiser, NOTC Board of Directors

(National Orphan Train Complex)

Mileta, an eight-year-old girl, is left in and orphanage by her mother. As with many children in similar situations, she never saw her mother again.

The book chronicles how Mileta leaves the orphanage three years later on a cold day in 1924 to become part of the Orphan Train movement. For three weeks prior, the children received special schooling on manners that were designed to help them get chosen.

The train ride west was accurately portrayed. The children, many who had never seen rural America, had eye-opening experiences.

Through accurately detailing the duties of the placement agent, prospective parents learned that someone from the agency would visit once a year to check on the child and ensure their well being. Agents posted notices in the town asking families to open their home to give children a fresh new start. Children not finding homes would continue to another stop. The fictional "Discovery, The Orphan Train Saga," did an excellent job of presenting a factual story of Mileta though fiction."

Keren Freeman, NOTC Volunteer

(National Orphan Train Complex)

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