I just finished up the audiobook Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris. The book kept coming up for me as suggested by both Amazon and Audible, so I finally broke down and got the book. The cover looked like something I’d like and the time period looked like something I’d like so I gave it a try.
The book takes place during the Great Depression and was inspired by this sign.
This book was good in several different ways. Someone does a wrong and they work to make a right. I love that theme. Someone’s former beliefs are corrected by maturing and learning the whole truth. I love watching a book character involve into someone I admire and respect.
Here’s what Amazon has to say:“The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing 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 it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.
Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, Sold on a Monday is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.4 stars. I’m going to have to agree. I liked the book…I might have given it more stars but from time to time, I felt like the book got slow…still well worth a read.
If you’re interested in the book you can find it HERE on Amazon.
4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Sold on a Monday”
I have that book on hold at the library. It looked good to me. I will be glad when they open so we can go inside to pick up books and look around.
I read that book last year and thought it was good. I can’t imagine that happening but I wasn’t alive during the depression and I’m sure there was a lot of desperate things happening.
My heart was on a roller coaster while reading it.
I read this book last year. It showed an interesting perspective and description of a difficult time in our history while wrapped up in a story form.
Hi Jo, I am reading this book now. The thoughts of this actually having happened makes my heart ache for the children and the desperate parents.