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Sold on a Monday
Sold on a Monday: A Novel | Kristina Mcmorris
2 children for sale The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines, bank runs, and 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 the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined. Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value. Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions.
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BayouGirl85
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Bailedbailed

It aggravates me when I end up in the book minority. This just isn‘t for me.

You think by the cover that it would be about the children but it‘s not the focus. The book is about Ellis‘s struggle to make it as a big time newspaper reporter and Lily‘s mom guilt.

It got a third of the way in and decided to DNF.

November Book 25/25 @LItsyLove #bookspinbingo

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Allylu
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Kristina McMorris is one of my favorite authors and this book didn‘t disappoint! I have the physical book, but I listened to the audiobook which was well-done. This premise of this story is so sad, but the fact that people tried to help the families in this situation is encouraging. (Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for my physical copy!) #100YEARS100BOOKS #74 #BookSpinBingo #22 #BFC21 #Tails&TalesforAdults #1 #AUDIOJUNE #1

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! 1y
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR🤓📚 #boleybooks #soldonamonday #kristinamcmorris #bookbeast #bookjoy #Litsy #readwithme
What are you reading? 😊

marleed I finally read this one in the last month! 1y
BoleyBooks @marleed It went in a direction I wasn‘t expecting. 🤓 1y
marleed I thought so too! 1y
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DivineDiana
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Inspired by this real photo, the author wrote a story of desperate measures involving the lives of children in 1931. Themes include the role of women in the workplace, integrity in journalism, adoption and single motherhood. Book Club pick. Fast paced.

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DivineDiana
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I haven‘t posted in a very long time. Started a new Book Club read, and decided to visit Litsy to see what everyone thought. Inspired.

MicheleinPhilly 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 We‘ve missed you! I hope you are well! 1y
DivineDiana Thank you @MicheleinPhilly! I missed everyone too! New responsibilities leave me with less energy. Hoping to resume my engagement. ❤️ 1y
DivineDiana Thank you! I have missed everyone too @MicheleinPhilly! New responsibilities have decreased my energy. Hoping to engage more. ❤️ 1y
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marleed
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Pickpick

I started this book earlier and then put it aside to read some cheerier books. Good move because I came back with better timing and liked the book. Although what happens to the kids here is all kinds of sad, it is juxtaposed against adults who just get that sense they cannot give up on a child.

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AlisBookNookCorner
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I went into this believing this was a great depression story about how families had to sell their children. No, this is a story of a reporter who staged a photo after his original was ruined of children who were for sale. Leading to his backlash from the community. Not at all what I gathered from the synapse. Disappointed in this ... may be a DNF as this is not something of my interest. Nicely written however.

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AlisBookNookCorner
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TBR Wheel Spin Pick: Sold on a Monday. This has been on my shelf for about a year, if not longer now. I'm glad to finally be getting to it, I honestly would continue to pass this one up for my other historical fiction novels.

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KristenDuck
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I wanted to branch out and read something different than my typical go-to of a thriller and I‘m glad I picked Sold on a Monday!

Ellis Reed is a reporter who happens to stumble upon two children sitting beside a sign that reads “2 Children for Sale” and after snapping a photograph, Reed never could have imagined how badly this situation would spiral out of control.

Set during the Depression in America, this truly captured the people of its time!

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FelinesAndFelonies
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Mehso-so

I like the idea of this book. BUT I got so bogged down in the middle. It was longer than necessary with silly coincidences and weird tie-ins. It could have been shorter and it would have been better. The last 100 pages were so long and I got bored. I would send this back to a redo.

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KristenDuck
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“If nothing else, he‘d learned that Philadelphians loved reading about their own.”

As a Philadelphian, I can say this is...

100% true.

MoonWitch94 Omg SO true! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 2y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Three third shift overtime shifts this weekend. Three books finished this weekend. 📚

megnews Love the sign! Been wanting to read Sold on a Monday and The Nightingale for quite some time. 2y
FelinesAndFelonies @megnews We have 8 kids so they are quite low! 😆 2y
Nute That sign! So funny!😂 1y
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Kshakal
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This book was nothing that I expected but so much more! A story of intermingled lives all because of one heartbreaking photograph! A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for sure!!

Crazeedi It was excellent 2y
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Allylu
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These are my choices for now. Let the voting begin! #LMPBC Round 10 Group J Historical fiction.

Wife All of these sound good! I don‘t have any preferences 🌹 2y
Hestapleton Above the Bay of Angels has my vote! 2y
Hazel2019 I‘ll second above the bay of angels 😊 2y
Allylu Great! Above the Bay of Angels it is! I love Rhys Bowen. 💕📚😊 2y
Wife Sounds good! 🌹 2y
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ItsAnotherJen
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Great read! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Interesting storyline. A book inspired by a photo in a 1948 newspaper.
Getting closer to a #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Scochrane26
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This is still a pick but somewhat disappointing for me. I met the author about 2 yrs ago, so I‘m using this for #readwithmrbook (has been on tbr forever). I liked the 2 MCs & the alternating perspectives because each one moved the story along. I think I didn‘t love the plot though—maybe because it‘s set in the Great Depression, not my favorite era. This is my #doublespin for #bookspin. @TheAromaofBooks
3.5/5 stars

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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violabrain
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Pickpick

It kept me reading for sure, but the story seemed a little contrived to me, as did the writing at times. 3.5 ⭐️s.

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JenReadsAlot
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I thought this was pretty good.
#doublespin pick for June. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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cankura
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But wasn't that what everyone wanted deep down? To know their lives actually made a difference? To leave their mark. To be remembered.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Tonight, I attended my 60th online author event since being in quarantine eight weeks now. I have had a book tour in my living room! Please donate to these events along with supporting your local independent bookstores! #booksconnectus #booknerd #alwayslovedbooks

Annl 60! Wow! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! I‘ve done 11 and feel like it‘s a lot. My unemployment started, so I‘m finally able to support the indies also! 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess @BarbaraTheBibliophage Somedays, I feel like I spend my time on the computer. I am working from home however my job is mainly at work so I do a lot of online classes now. This helps break that up. Glad that your unemployment has started but sorry about your job. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Graciouswarriorprincess I‘m glad you can juggle both work and author events! I actually had to close my business for the time being. So it was all my choice—and the virus‘s—which is easier than a boss dictating. And also harder because I love my work. 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww, I am so sorry. This is so difficult on so many levels! Sending you hugs and prayers! Stay safe!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Graciouswarriorprincess Thank you, sweet friend. I‘m really at peace and kinda treasuring the downtime. Although I miss family and friends ssssooooo much. Hoping you stay safe and well, too. 💕 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, I miss that as well. Staying safe and reading! Happy reading to you! 2y
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kitteh_reads
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Panpan

This was one of our book club picks. Let's just say, I was not a fan. A lot happened in this book that wasn't feasible. Distances traveled by the speed of light. Basically, this photographer is stranded on the side of the road and sees these two boys sitting by a sign, For Sale. His photo takes off and lands this reporter/photographer in a boat load of trouble. Except, all the trouble resolves itself neatly, too neatly for my pessimistic tastes 😜

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Areader2
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1️⃣1 English
2️⃣ I am very fussy about giving 5🌟, it has to check off many of my personal boxes,I think everyone‘s idea of 5🌟is different, that being said this year I have read 5 books and one audio 4 out of the five got solid 4🌟but Sold on Monday by Kristina McMorris gets the closest to 5.
3️⃣ I had soup😂 so let‘s say 5
4️⃣😂🥰🙄
5️⃣ @hes7
#friyayintro

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Tracyantoon
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This cover is so heartbreaking and the story is bananas but sadly inspired by a true story. A photographer for a newspaper takes a photo of 2 kids in a house with a sign in front that says 2 children for sale. The book follows what happens to the photographer, a fellow employee, and the kids. It alternates POV and is done expertly. I continued to #justonemorechapter this book till poof! It was over. I was hooked from the start. Great pacing. 4⭐️

TerriGreen I am so glad you liked this one. It is on my TBR too. 📚 3y
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Allthebookclubs
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I truly enjoyed this book! I was apprehensive given that my career field is in child welfare. A heartbreaking tale about the hard times too many families faced not so long ago in America. I couldn‘t have imagined the outcome, it was so wonderfully written. I liked that it was written from two different perspectives. Book 2 of 2020

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Abid009
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Nice read! Simple story with an engaging story telling.

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Areader2
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Set in 1930‘s during very desperate times a reporter who is trying to make a name for himself takes a photo and the story begins. Fast paced and with a few twists, this was a very good read.

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Angela1234
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I would like to read this book sometime. I am just afraid I will cry my eyes out. Anyone read it?

megnews No but it‘s in my tbr 3y
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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Mehso-so

Finished this just in time for book club tomorrow.

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Djspens
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#multitasking Cleaning the pool, listening to tagged book and enjoying some wine. Yes, I like to buy the book I'm listening to 🥰🤷‍♀️

Lauram I tend to buy books and then check out the ebooks from the library so I completely understand 3y
Angeles I also buy the books I loved in audio. Totally understand! Doesn't everyone else do it? 3y
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Paula3
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This book isn't what I thought it would be, but still very enjoyable. #bookclub

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Set in the Depression Era, Ellis Reed, a journalist, got a big break in his career when his story with a picture of a sign that read '2 Children for Sale' was published. Sympathy & help came pouring in to help the children in the picture. All was good until the story took an ugly turn.

A quick, yet thought-provoking read! A great cure for a reading slump, especially if you enjoy #historicalfiction!

Full review on hookedonbookzblog.wordpress.com

BooknerdsLife Oh that sounds intriguing! Stacked 🤗😆 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @BooknerdsLife woot woot! How are you my friend? And why aren't you part of #litsylove penpal group yet? 😉 Come join us! It's a fantastic group hosted by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie! 3y
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Ames1
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Quick read. Loved it!

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sblbooks
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melissajayne
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#libraryhaul no. 2 from Fraser Valley Regional Library:
• Sold on a Monday
• Before We Were Yours
• The Last Year of the War
• A Bridge Across the Ocean
• Rich People Problems
• The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey
• Cherry
• Cape May

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bewareofwords
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Pickpick

I had to rush through this one because I got it yesterday to read before book club tonight. Fortunately I hit my deadline, despite a huge and sudden work project.
This was a great book. Although it surprised me to see so much of the reporters‘ lives, I loved following their story and seeing the changes that came into their lives as well as the lives of the children.
#bookishbingo: Borrowed from a friend.

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mvegabec
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So today we celebrate Mother's Day in Mexico and I found this brand new book at the store for 7 bucks and I was happy enough for the day, then came home and found this flower arrangement and what makes it more special is that my husband picked and arranged the flowers himself 💗💗💗 #loved

Crazeedi So beautiful and so thoughtful! ❤❤ 3y
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MindyK59
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Mehso-so

I read this book for my Book Club. I found the story just ok. It wasn't bad but it just didn't pull me in like I thought it would. It got mixed reviews from my book club members also.

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Bookish_B
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I picked this up on a whim at the Festival of Books. Just before reading it though I saw some reviews saying it was too slow so I went into with unfairly low expectations. I have to say I did not find it slow at all & really enjoyed it. Part one seemed like it deviated from the expected story but it does come back. There are a lot of twists and turns (arguably too many?) but I thought it was a thought-provoking, quick, entertaining read.

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OnePageAtATime
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Slowly reading away at my TBR list for #24B4Monday This has been on there for a while I'm glad I'm getting the chance to read it!

JHSiess Great book based on an actual incident. 3y
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Bren912
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When you love a quote upon first opening a book, the book feels hopeful!!!

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OnePageAtATime
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"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed." -Henrik Isben

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Nu-Bibliophile
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Thx for the tagged @lahousewyfe
1. I was thinking on heading up to Sequoia National Park to do some running but I'm not 100% sure yet.
2. Had my daughter
3. Tagged
4. Does Billy Graham count?
5. @ProfReader

#friyayintro @howjessreads

AlwaysForeverReading @nu-bibliophile thanks!!!♥️💜💚💙 3y
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Nu-Bibliophile
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Starting this now.

"Every day, children were being farmed out to relatives or dropped off at churches, orphanages, and the like, hoping to keep them warm and fed. But selling them - this added an even darker layer to dire times."

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morgan_krahn
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Look what came in the mail today!! Unfortunately my husband got to the package before I did and wasn‘t nearly as excited as I was 🤷🏼‍♀️. But they were all half off so I had to get them, right? 🤷🏼‍♀️

megnews Of course right. 3y
shellleigh33 Very true. Half off is always okay 👌😉 3y
BookNAround Just think of how much money you saved! It would have been a deal at twice the price. 😂 3y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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An interesting historical fiction. A journalist takes a picture which he posed and then deals with the aftermath. The personal parts about the journalists were less interesting to me then the look at how much one picture could change the lives of people.

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CollapsingLibrary
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Pickpick

⭐️3/5 it was a good story, a nice read but only 3 stars because I expected more with all the craze. Also I found the ending a bit unrealistic. But I did devour it in 2 days, and teared up a bit.

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Texreader
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My one Barnes and Noble purchase this weekend

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