Book Review: “Sold on a Monday” by Kristina McMorris

Book Reviewed by Bev Scott

Sold on a Monday is inspired by a photograph of children with the sign “2 Children for Sale” from 1948 which the author Kristina McMorris stumbled upon. The story challenges journalistic integrity, tugs at your heartstrings and offers a sweet love story.

Ellis, an aspiring newspaper reporter in the early 1930’s, desperate to advance his career takes a chance on a staged photo. Lily, another employee of the newspaper, casually assists him. who is guarding her own secret, he gets his big chance.  But guilt pursues him, and he takes more chances with his career to assuage his worry about what he has contributed to the fate of the children. Lily carries her own burden of shame and needs to balance motherhood and a career. Thus, she also pursues a dubious path in search of information about the children. Their individual and joint efforts both separate them and bring them together.

McMorris writes a touching yet gripping story. I turned the pages anxious to learn the compelling mystery of the children. She has developed realistic characters and a plot that draws you in immediately. My only criticism of the book, is that Ellis and Lily seem to take unrealistic illegal risks. Although the country was less suspicious and legalistic than it is today, I wonder if the actions they take to recover the children would have been realistically possible in the 1930’s? On the other hand, it is fiction and a good read.

I recommend Sold on a Monday which I purchased at a reading by the author.

2 Replies to “Book Review: “Sold on a Monday” by Kristina McMorris”

  1. Keto Eat Fit – Eine effektive Ketodiat und ein kostengunstiger Gewichtsverlustkomplex in Kapseln. Hilft, das Gewicht in 6 Tagen um 26 Kilogramm zu reduzieren.
    Nahrungserganzungsmittel Keto EatFit – eine neue hochwirksame Schlankheitsformel, der sogenannte “Bildhauer” des Korpers. Eine innovative Schlankheitsformel der neuen Generation Keto Eat & Fit Enthalt einen Komplex biologisch aktiver Substanzen pflanzlichen Ursprungs, die den Prozess des Zellstoffwechsels aktivieren. Die ausgewogene Zusammensetzung von Kapseln reduziert die Kontrolle des Hungers.
    Ein ausfuhrlicher Artikel daruber, wie Sie 49% Rabatt auf der Website des Herstellers erhalten.
    <a href=https://www.facebook.com/Alyonarom/posts/952649691889326]Facebook-Seite wie man schnell Gewicht verliert
    In der zweiten halfte des Jahres 2020 mit Kapseln Keto Eat&Fit konnte 25978 Manner und 62347 Frauen abnehmen (Statistiken von der offiziellen Website des Herstellers).

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.