The Orphan Daughter (by Cari Nova)…a moving story of loss and family relationships

This was a difficult book to read because of the tragedies that the characters experience. But it was also filled with a sense of family and growth…both personally and in relationships. The characters were well developed and you had strong feelings about them (you loved them or you were a little irritated with their behavior). Lucy had a lot of growing up to do. And even though she had experienced a major loss in her life, she was really a spoiled brat. Luckily Jane was the perfect aunt to help her overcome those shortcomings.

The farm life and growing things naturally was appealing. It let you know that the work is hard and there are no guarantees about the crop surviving Mother Nature’s wrath. But you learn so much and see how Jane’s farm affects the lives of many people.

This was an educational ready and addressed many issues…loss, divorce, immigration, friendship, family, neighbors, etc. I would definitely recommend this book to others!

Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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