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Before We Were Yours

Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale.Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their familys Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in chargeuntil strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Childrens Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parentsbut they quickly realize that the truth is much darker. At the mercy of the facilitys cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother togetherin a world of danger and uncertainty.Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fianc, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questionsand compels her to take a journey through her family's long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or redemption.Based on one of Americas most notorious real-life scandalsin which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the countryWingates riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong....

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ISBN : 9780425284681
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 342 pages
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Before We Were Yours Reviews

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    This is based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

    The siblings were kidnapped and taken to the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis, Tennessee. Miss Tann
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  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    4 stars! Cover love!!!!

    BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by LISA WINGATE is a heartbreaking, interesting, and a powerful Historical Fiction novel that was enlightening to read.  This story was inspired by actual true life events about the Tennessee Children’s Home Society that was based in Memphis and the director Georgia Tann. This Memphis-based adoption organization was absolutely horrific in the way that they treated and exploited these children.

    We thought that LISA WINGATE did a wonderful job at shedding
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  • Elyse

    Sometimes a story must be told.

    Sometimes when the average rating for a book by 65, 652 people is 4.39...we are foolish to not read it.

    Sometime books rated high - are Goodreads Choice Winners - really ‘are’ heartbreaking- beautiful- emotional - important - historical - powerful - eye opening - educational - ( based on real life scandals) - wonderful and compelling.

    Sad with a happy ending!

    Like many have said —- I am glad I read it. The horrors were gut-wrenching - no other way to say it The few
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  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    My book won the GR 2017 award. Yay!

    Wow! This book was really sad and had a happy ending at least. I had no idea this was a place and it breaks my heart 😢



    This is written in the front of the book:

    For the hundreds who vanished

    and for the thousands who didn't.

    May your stories

    not be forgotten.

    For those who help today's orphans

    find forever homes.

    May you always know the value

    of your work

    and your love.


    This book is about the Foss children. They are fictional in the book but taken from real life
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  • Dem

    NOT JUST A PRETTY COVER, but Lisa Wingate has taken a heartbreaking and criminal time in a nation's history and produced a moving and compelling story of sisters and families torn apart by the Tennessee Children's Home Society Scandal (Memphis late 1930s)

    I was swept in from page one in this well written historical fiction story and Lisa Wingate's novel is a terrific example of why I enjoy historical fiction stories. These stories reach thousands of readers like me who knew nothing about this sa
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  • Carol

    The Hook - GoodReads Choice Award for Historical Fiction (2017) If the reader’s here recommended it so highly, why not give it a try.

    The Line(s) - “But the love of sisters needs no words. It does not depend on memories, or mementos, or proof. It runs as deep as a heartbeat. It is as ever present as a pulse.”

    The Sinker - So many thoughts went through my mind as I read this book. Its themes of adoption for profit, out-dated adoption practices, separation of siblings, orphanages, child exploitation
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  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    3.5 stars

    This story is told in two time periods. You have present time with Avery Stafford. Avery is a senator's daughter and when her father gets sick Avery comes home to help aid him in any way she can. Some questions come up about her grandmother's past that Avery digs into that leads her down a path she never imagined.

    Then you have Memphis in 1939. Rill is the oldest child of a couple that live in a river boat. One night her parents have to leave all five children home alone to rush their m
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  • Reading.Between.Wines

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5 rounded up to 5🌟 for Goodreads.

    My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at

    https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp...

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    Utterly heartbreaking. I don't usually read a ton of historical fiction, but I heard so many good things about Before We Were Yours that I had to pick it up from my local library when I saw it on our Lucky Day shelf. I'm so very glad I did because this intricately woven story had me cli
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