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Sold on a Monday: A Novel

From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. 


The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.

At the paper, Lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk to mend a fractured family.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.

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Anonymous says:

Well researched Historical Fiction at it’s best I’m a huge fan of Kristina McMorris and this book was such a treat. First you learn of the photo and then the story unfolds into something much deeper. The tragedies of families who were poor and hungry and perhaps ill are sad by themselves. Then add in the choices people make to sell s story and complicated doesn’t touch this book. Ellis and Lily are quite different but yet both are hiding secrets.Loved the journey this book took me on. Learning more about the early 1930’s and loving the…

Anonymous says:

An intriguing story

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