A heartwarming tale, that questions how well we really know someone! Four women who have been best friends forever, test this theory by sharing their deepest secrets. One weekend get a way, four friends, five letters and one Big secret. An easy read for the summer.
A recent pick for the Tuesday Boook Club, this story is both heart wrenching and healing.
The story moves between past and present. The Orphan Train, which operated between 1854-1929, shuttled orphans from the east coast to the midwest. A young Vivian rode the Orphan Train in the early 1900's, now as an elderly widow, she has agreed to let Molly serve her community service hours cleaning out her attic. As Molly, who has spent her childhood in and out of foster homes, sorts through Vivian's boxes and trunks the two discover they have much in common.
A compelling tale of haunted pasts and dark family secrets that bring two strangers together; Margaret Lea and Britain's prolific-author Vida Winter. Ms. Winter's is gravely ill and requests Margaret's skills as a biographer to recount her life story before it's too late. Not knowing anything about the author, Margaret spends one night reading Ms. Winter's novel the Thirteen Tales of Changes and Desparation. Margaret finds herself completely immersed in the tales only to become utterly confused to find that there are really only twelve tales. Intrigued by the mystery, Margaret agrees to meet with Ms. Winter in hopes of finding the Thirteenth Tale. A story so deeply dark and twisted will captivate you till the very end.
This is an enjoyable story that is full of complex characters, family secrets, and a mystery that creates a book you won't be able to put down.
- A must read for your summer list.
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