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Stormi's Review: Child of Sorrow by Gloria Taylor Weinberg

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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ecember 17, 2013

Released: December 17, 2013

Genre: Parenting & Relationships

Length: 67 pages

Format: ebook , paperback

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Child of Sorrow is the story of one 17-year-old's struggle to survive in a home for unwed mothers in 1959. She endures her pregnancy alone, without family or friends, and then must face labor and delivery in the same manner.

But none of that compares with the pain of separation when she must finally surrender her baby for adoption. When Vicki Leigh Bayle returns home, she is expected to resume her life and bear her secret alone, as well. For nearly half a century, she does.

And then, she gets a phone call that changes her life forever.

Five Boundless Stars

This was a very quick read and very sad. You follow Grace AKA Vicki as she is sent to a home for unwed mothers to keep her pregnancy secret. This book was based in 1959 and honestly, you don't read much about this time and young women who go through pregnancy. It painted a very real and dismal picture. Many of the women or girls are alone and frowned upon by those closest to them. This book is based on a true story, but filled with fake names. It is heartbreaking to imagine any young woman having to go through such a big life change alone, no matter the year. Child of Sorrow depicts very difficult and sad events, but it was written extremely well. Once I started reading I never sat it down until I finished.

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