The Forgotten Home Child (by Genevieve Graham) … not an easy read but important to know the history of the time period

I enjoy reading historical fiction books. And the fact that this one was compared to The Orphan Train and The Home for Unwanted Girls had me excited to get lost in the story. The premise of the book was interesting in that it focused on the poor British Home children who were sent to Canada. The dual timeline is appealing. The treatment these children received was appalling. Though a few were placed in loving homes, the majority suffered abuse and neglect. It is a different and emotional read. But I can appreciate the amount of research the author conducted to provide a story that will touch you deeply. While not an easy read, I feel it is important that these atrocities be brought to light so that history is not repeated.

Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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