The Last Orphan

After his parents are killed in an attack on their wagon train, Tommy is taken in by local settler Eva Dunning, who believes God delivered the orphan to be raised by her.

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Author: Jeffrey Lowder

Publisher: Rockhampton Press

ISBN: 1734079916

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Parowan, Utah Territory - August 12, 1859Two years after his mother and father were murdered in an attack on their California-bound wagon train, little Tommy Dunning crouches in an old root cellar, quivering with cold-and raw fear. Somewhere just above him, men are searching, army men who want to take him away from the only home he remembers.The Last Orphan is the journey of a courageous five-year old and two strong women, each of whom believes God has chosen her to raise the boy in love and the "correct" faith tradition. Praise for The Last Orphan-"Lowder immerses the reader in the spectacular red-rock desert of what is now Southern Utah. It is 1859, a time of mistrust, polygamy, and a theocracy defended by armed militias. Your heart will go out to a five-year-old orphan boy trapped in the turmoil, and two indomitable women, each of whom claim him as her own." - David Nelson, writer San Francisco Chronicle, ret."Over the course of the novel, the author keeps up a quick pace, even as he juggles many different characters in locales across the country. ... the book has a compelling premise at its center, and the story is alive with emotional truth." - Kirkus Reviews "A terrific story that examines a powerful range of human experience and emotions. I loved the authentic voices of a precocious little boy and the two women whose maternal love and undying beliefs will tested to the end."-Karla M. Jay, author of When We Were Brave, a 2019 DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE, New York City Big Book Award.

The Last Orphan

For the first time ever Rex, the survivor, will tell his story of childhood innocence, unforgivable abuse at the hands of the people who were meant to care for them, and his long journey back to England to seek the truth of what really ...

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Author: Rex Wade

Publisher:

ISBN: 191262432X

Category: Adult child abuse victims

Page: 304

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The truth is that I never did know my mother - my mum - and now I don't even know what happened to her after she had left us, what became of her - even whether she is now alive or dead. She gave life to me and, not long after, she went away. I was probably three when I last saw her. My dad died soon after. And then it was just me and my two brothers Kevin and Brucie left to fend for ourselves in a big bad world. We didn't - and couldn't - possibly know then, as defenceless little kids, just how big, and just how bad it was. But we were about to find out. So begins a life-long journey for Rex, who at the age of 11 left the children's home in Cornwall along with his brother, and travelled to Australia on the promise of a better life. It was the early 1970s and the two boys were believed to be the last orphans to be transported under the Child Migrants Programme, which began in the 1930s and was thought to have ended by 1967. They would soon find out just how much harder their already tough upbringing was about to get. For the first time ever Rex, the survivor, will tell his story of childhood innocence, unforgivable abuse at the hands of the people who were meant to care for them, and his long journey back to England to seek the truth of what really happened to his mother, and why he was sent away in the first place.

The Paris Orphan

" --Chanel Cleeton, USA Today bestselling author of Next Year in Havana "[A] splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion...a must read!" --Jeanne Mackin, author of The Last Collection

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Author: Natasha Lester

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 153876489X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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An American soldier and an enterprising photographer brave occupied France during World War II to help give a little girl the one thing she's never had--a family--in this gripping historical fiction from the internationally bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress. New York City/Paris, 1942: When American model Jessica May arrives in Europe to cover the war as a photojournalist for Vogue, most of the soldiers are determined to make her life as difficult as possible. But three friendships change that. Journalist Martha Gellhorn encourages Jess to bend the rules. Captain Dan Hallworth keeps her safe in dangerous places so she can capture the stories that truly matter. And most important of all, the love of a little orphan named Victorine gives Jess strength to do the impossible. But her success will come at a price... France, 2005: Decades after World War II, D'Arcy Hallworth arrives at a beautiful chateau to curate a collection of famous wartime photos by a reclusive artist. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but D'Arcy has no idea that this job will uncover decades of secrets that, once revealed, will change everything she thought she knew about her mother, Victorine, and alter D'Arcy's life forever. "An emotional and sweeping tale set against the backdrop of World War II...Rich detail, compelling characters, and an interwoven dual timeline make this an engrossing read for historical fiction fans." --Chanel Cleeton, USA Today bestselling author of Next Year in Havana "[A] splendid, breathtaking novel, full of mystery and passion...a must read!" --Jeanne Mackin, author of The Last Collection

The Last Orphan

The Last Orphan is the third book in The Orphan Ship trilogy. Sterling R. Walker's first novel, The Orphan Ship, was awarded a 2012 silver medal from Children's Literary Classics.

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Author: Sterling R. Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0990019047

Category:

Page: 267

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The Last Orphan Captain Danae Shepherd and her crew of Alex's Legacy set out to rescue Shima Oryang's niece from a slave-run factory in Bangkok, but their quest turns deadly when Shima is abducted. Now with her best friend missing, her helmsman in a coma, and a military captain determined to keep her on a short leash, Danae must battle the horrors from her past before she can summon the courage to confront the human traffickers who are holding Shima captive. Like a small stone tossed into a big pond, Danae's influence expands like ripples as her determination to save one orphan becomes a dangerous mission to liberate them all. The Last Orphan is the third book in The Orphan Ship trilogy. Sterling R. Walker's first novel, The Orphan Ship, was awarded a 2012 silver medal from Children's Literary Classics.

The Orphan House

I have just finished reading this book and I’m bereft! I was able, for a few days, to lose myself completely in the story… I highly recommend this book to anyone.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘What an amazing read!

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Author: Ann Bennett

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781838881559

Category: Fiction

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As she looks at the baby wriggling in her father’s arms, a bolt of recognition goes through her and she takes a step back. And it’s in that moment that she begins to protect her father’s secrets. 1934, Weirfield-on-Thames. Connie Burroughs loves living in the orphanage that her father runs. Exploring its nooks and crannies with her sister, hearing the pounding of a hundred pairs of feet on the wooden stairs, having a father who is doing so much good. But everything changes the day she sees him carrying a newborn baby that he says he found near the broken front gate. A baby she recognises… Present day. Arriving at her father’s beloved cottage beside the river, Sarah Jennings is hoping for peace and quiet, to escape her difficult divorce. But when she finds her father unwell and hunched over boxes of files on the orphanage where he was abandoned as a child, she decides to investigate it herself. The only person left alive who lived at Cedar Hall is Connie Burroughs, but Connie sits quietly in her nursing home for a reason. The sewing box under Connie’s bed hides secrets that will change Sarah’s life forever, uncovering a connection between them that has darker consequences than she could ever imagine. A heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting tale inspired by the lives of the children who lived at the author’s great-grandfather’s orphanage. Fans of Before We Were Yours, The Orphan’s Tale and The Orphan Train will be hooked. What readers are saying about The Orphan House: ‘Oh my goodness. What an amazing story of life, love, loss and finding yourself… Awe inspiring. I honestly am left reeling. This is my first book from this author, although it definitely will not be my last. Thank you for a journey that I will not soon forget.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘An amazing and spellbinding read. Exceptionally well done. I hated when it ended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wonderful storytelling! I have just finished reading this book and I’m bereft! I was able, for a few days, to lose myself completely in the story… I highly recommend this book to anyone.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘What an amazing read!!! I didn't expect this to be a rollercoaster of emotions, suspense, and mystery but it was everything!!... I recommend this book so much!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This book gave me all the feelings at once… Keeps you hooked through the whole book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘If there were ever to be a perfect bookclub book, it would be The Orphan House… Beautifully portrayed characters, who were so vivid… Almost felt like watching it on the big screen, every place, person, and circumstance came to live and felt almost tangible… Will surely touch your soul.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘True to life and totally believable. The plot was intriguing, and the delivery was perfect.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I was hooked only a few pages in to the story… I cannot say enough about this book and I hope you will love it too.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Loved this book… captures so many emotions… Couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This was a fantastic read… It lured me in and I ended up hooked. By about the halfway point, I was completely captivated by the story and the mystery kept me guessing as I tried to figure it out… Beautifully written.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh what a wonderful book! This beautifully written story tugs at the heart strings… I lived this book, it hooked me from the first line and kept me engrossed until the last… A book to treasure and reread. A masterpiece.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars This book was previously published as The Foundling’s Daughter.

Hellbent

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken ...

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Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250119186

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Evan Smoak—government assassin gone rogue—returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series. Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate. But this time, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program. But Evan isn’t the only one after this last Orphan—the new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan (Orphan X) and the target he is trying to protect.

The Last Orphans

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Author: N.W. Harris

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

ISBN: 9781634220118

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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The Last Orphan Train

Clint Henley's atonement began on a sultry Chicago night in 1937 when a cherry-red Ford coupe eased to the curb at Maxwell Street's infamous Runaway Central.

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Author: Mike Lapinski

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 1631229435

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Clint Henley's atonement began on a sultry Chicago night in 1937 when a cherry-red Ford coupe eased to the curb at Maxwell Street's infamous Runaway Central. George Yustice eyed his prey through the windshield as two frightened young girls edged closer. Yustice leaned across the seat and said, "Hey, girls, ya wanna--" But the words died in his throat as the windshield exploded, and he gaped at the powerfully-built young man--axe in hand, a berserk look in his eye. And Yustice was never seen again. Optimists claimed he probably left town in a hurry that night, while pessimists smirked that he probably ended up in a nearby rendering vat. But Clint wasn't always a raving maniac. Once, he was innocent and loving--a momma's boy. But when his mother died, the bewildered lad was discarded by a callous stepfather to an orphanage where his life became a nightmare. He desperately sought to escape aboard one of the last Orphan Trains headed West--even allowed himself to hope for a good family. Instead, he got a monster. And it built in him a seething anger that exploded into a rage so great that he could not forgive himself for the vengeance he'd wrought...but God did.

The List

Usually working from the shadows, Joey has to put herself on the line and in harm's way this time to not just avenge the dead but to protect the rest of the women who are targets of the hidden cabal behind The List.

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Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250796479

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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A thrilling new story featuring Gregg Hurwitz's New York Times bestselling Orphan X! Joey Morales was the last recruit of the government's full black operation, the Orphan Program. Trained to be an assassin until she washed out, she was rescued by Evan Smoak, the former agent known as Orphan X. Now Joey, still a teenager and under the watchful eye of Evan Smoak, lives on her own (with Dog the dog) and attends college. While on campus, she tries to stop a young woman's suicide attempt - and fails. Then Joey uncovers the reason for Becca Morgan's desperate act - a document called The List, which ranks and rates women around campus based on their sexual appeal and performance. Determined to find the boys behind The List, the ones whose callous acts drove Becca Morgan to suicide, Joey recruits the help of her mentor, Orphan X, and uses all her skills to uncover and expose the ones responsible. Usually working from the shadows, Joey has to put herself on the line and in harm's way this time to not just avenge the dead but to protect the rest of the women who are targets of the hidden cabal behind The List.

Out of the Dark

* AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "This novel will be remembered as one of the best thrillers of the year." —Associated Press "A shocking stunner in every way.

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Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250120441

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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* AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "This novel will be remembered as one of the best thrillers of the year." —Associated Press "A shocking stunner in every way. The perfect thriller." —Robert Crais When darkness closes in—he's your last, best hope. Evan Smoak returns in Gregg Hurwitz’s #1 international bestselling Orphan X series in Out of the Dark. Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past is catching up to him. Someone at the very highest level of government has been trying to eliminate every trace of the Orphan Program by killing all the remaining Orphans and their trainers. After Evan's mentor and the only father he ever knew was killed, he decided to strike back. His target is the man who started the Program and who is now the most heavily guarded person in the world: the President of the United States. But President Bennett knows that Orphan X is after him and, using weapons of his own, he's decided to counter-attack. Bennett activates the one man who has the skills and experience to track down and take out Orphan X—the first recruit of the Program, Orphan A. With Evan devoting all his skills, resources, and intelligence to find a way through the layers of security that surround the President, suddenly he also has to protect himself against the deadliest of opponents. It's Orphan vs. Orphan with the future of the country—even the world—on the line.

The Orphan King

The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon.

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Author: Sigmund Brouwer

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307730657

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

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The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil. The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest. Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems. From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion. Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?

A Home for Unloved Orphans

I cried… A masterpiece of truth! Eye-opening! I would give this book more stars if I could! I’d definitely recommend this book to everyone!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A tearjerker.

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Author: Rachel Wesson

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781838889784

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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“Heartwrenching… I loved each and every minute… Reminded me of JoJo Moyes The Giver of Stars with a dash of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help… An emotional rollercoaster.” Rachel M Writes, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Virginia, 1933: Her heart broke as she took in the scene before her. There were too many orphans and not enough beds. The rags they wore barely covered them and they hadn’t eaten in days. How could anyone let innocent children live like this? She picked up a tiny girl who’d cried as she moved past her cot. “I’ll be back soon, little one.” Never in a million years did Lauren Greenwood think she would be destitute and without a penny to her name. But when her father mercilessly disowns her in the depths of winter, that is her fate. Now homeless, Lauren finds America in the devastating grip of the Great Depression––children run wild in the icy streets, endless queues for soup kitchens line frosty sidewalks, and desperation hangs in the air. All alone in the world, Lauren finds an orphanage in the sprawling fields of the Virginia countryside, surrounded by snow-topped mountains and magnificent fir trees––a safe haven for those who have nowhere to go. But she is appalled to find children living in shocking conditions, huddled together for warmth, their hunger keeping them awake at night as the temperature plunges. The home for unloved orphans is on the brink of closure and the helpless innocents may lose the roof over their heads… Lauren, heartbroken by the rejection of her own father, vows to provide these poor orphans with the love she never received. With Christmas just around the corner, she refuses to see them cast out onto the street, where they will not survive. When she sees an advertisement in the local newspaper, with an anonymous benefactor donating money to families crippled by the Depression, it could be the answer to her prayers. Can Lauren save these children who have been rejected by the world? Or in a time of so much suffering, is there simply no hope? A heartbreaking yet hopeful tale about a brave young woman who gives up everything to help unloved children who have nothing. Fans of Before We Were Yours, The Orphan Train and Diney Costeloe will adore this USA Today bestselling historical novel, which shows that a little bit of kindness can go a long way. Readers absolutely love A Home for Unloved Orphans: “WOW! What a fabulous book!… Grab a Kleenex… I loved this book.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Best book I've read this year… Exceptional… By the end of the book, my tears were dried and I feel the urge to tell everyone about this. It's that good.” Pamela Kelley, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Love love love this book!!! I laughed, I cried and it really touched me.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Left me with getting very little sleep over the last 24 hours.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This one just grabbed me from the very beginning and never let me go… I smiled and I felt my heart warm over this amazingly gripping story. HIGHLY recommended!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book had me captivated from the first page until the last… I fell in love… Absolutely heart-wrenching, beautiful and amazing!!... I was completely hooked throughout and it was definitely a roller-coaster of emotions filled with laughter, sadness, tension, suspense, love and hate. A brilliant start to what promises to be an epic series.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I’m speechless, how do I even do this book justice? You need to read this... I laughed and smiled and sobbed… This is a must-read.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Tissues! I cried… A masterpiece of truth! Eye-opening! I would give this book more stars if I could! I’d definitely recommend this book to everyone!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A tearjerker. I sobbed… I KNEW it would be heartbreaking just from the title… But it was worth all the sobbing. I need the second book in the series pronto.” Privat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Little Orphan Girl

I felt all the emotions while reading this story… this book will be going straight into my top 20 of 2018… stunning… I devoured and lost myself in this book… Brilliant. Five stars.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars ‘Amazing!

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Author: Sandy Taylor

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781786816474

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Ireland, 1901: The workhouse gates clanged shut behind us, as me and the mammy walked down the hill towards the town. I was six years old and leaving the only home I had ever known… When Cissy Ryan’s real mother comes to claim her from the workhouse, it’s not how she imagined. Her family’s tumbledown cottage has ice on the inside of its windows and is in an isolated, poverty-stricken village in the muddy Irish countryside. But when Cissy is allowed to help neighbour Colm Doyle and his horse named Blue on their milk round one morning, Cissy starts to feel as though friendship could get her through anything. It’s Colm who looks in on Cissy’s grandfather when she starts at the village school, and Colm who tells her to hold her chin high when she interviews for a position at the grand Bretton House. But in the vast mansion with its shining floors and sweeping staircase, it’s Master Peter Bretton who captures Cissy’s heart with his dark curls and easy laugh. As Cissy blossoms from a skinny orphan into a confident young girl, Colm tells her she’s as good as anyone and she begins to believe anything is possible. But not everyone with a kind smile has a kind heart, and Cissy doesn’t know that further sorrow lies in store for her. When Cissy finds herself desperate, alone, and faced with a devastating choice, can she find the strength to survive? What readers are saying about The Little Orphan Girl: ‘Oh my word what a fabulous book… I just loved every page of it. This book drew me right in and I was glued to it right up to the final page… A massive 5 stars from me.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow… right from the start I was hooked to the pages… brilliant… full of joy and also heartbreak… my heart was being wrenched out… an absolutely gorgeous story full of highs and lows… I couldn’t put this book down.’ Katie’s Book Cave, 5 stars ‘Wow!! What a heartbreaking story I ever read! I absolutely loved that book sooooo much.... I definitely will read more books from this author...amazing!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 star ‘Oh WOW… What a beautiful heart-warming story this is… drew me in and I loved it from the very first page. I couldn’t get enough… I was reading this until 1am.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I fell in love… fabulous… an enthralling read that I didn't want to put down. I was so wrapped up… heart-warming and beautifully written… will have you hooked until the very last page.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Oh my heart… Outstanding… such a beautiful heart-warming and at times heart-breaking story. This touched my heart! I felt all the emotions while reading this story… this book will be going straight into my top 20 of 2018… stunning… I devoured and lost myself in this book… Brilliant. Five stars.’ Between the Pages Book Club, 5 stars ‘Amazing! Heartbreaking and heartwarming...I fell in love with Cissy's character right from the start. … I actually cried during the reading of this book...wish I could give it more than a 5 star rating.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow’. I absolutely LOVED it… I had to make sure I had a supply of tissues handy… one hell of an emotional rollercoaster… seriously addictive… totally, utterly and absolutely loved reading ‘The Little Orphan Girl.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars ‘So so so good! I loved everything about it...’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I loved it… A wonderful, although heartbreaking story, which was filled with hope, friendship and family… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Last Airlift

Recounts the story of Tuyet Son Thi Ahn, a girl from a Saigon orphanage who is airlifted out of Saigon in spring of 1975, and finally adopted by a Canadian family.

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Author: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986949515

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 99

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Recounts the story of Tuyet Son Thi Ahn, a girl from a Saigon orphanage who is airlifted out of Saigon in spring of 1975, and finally adopted by a Canadian family.

The Harvest

Everything the brave teenagers have endured thus far will be eclipsed, with the freedom of humanity hanging in the balance. The Harvest is the heart-pumping sequel to The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris.

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Author: N. W. Harris

Publisher: Clean Teen Pub

ISBN: 1634220722

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 362

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In the wake of the apocalypse, nobody is safe. Shane Tucker and his friends thought they managed to save the world from the destructive machine that killed off most of its adult population. Unfortunately, a war nobody was prepared for has only just begun. Now they find themselves joining ranks with a secret organization that will train them to fight for the right to survive. Taking refuge alongside other teenage survivors in a hidden base set deep within the mountains, they will learn how to repel an imminent attack by an ancient race of aliens. Determined to safeguard the children under their charge, Shane and his friends compete for the ultimate prize--a suicide mission against the flagship of the alien fleet. While Shane's feelings for Kelly deepen, along with his need to protect her, he finds emotions clouding his judgment. He'll gladly die for her. But he refuses to die with her. No amount of training can prepare them for what is to come. Everything the brave teenagers have endured thus far will be eclipsed, with the freedom of humanity hanging in the balance. The Harvest is the heart-pumping sequel to The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris.

The Orphan Trains

Some of these children were orphans . They had no parents . ... Alice Bullis rode one of the last orphan trains . Unfortunately , her ride to Kansas did not ...

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Author: Alice K. Flanagan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756517656

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s.

Into the Fire

Evan Smoak lives by his own code. Once he was known as Orphan X. Trained as an off-the-books government assassin and spoken about only in whispers, Evan Smoak was one of the most talented – and most feared – men in the Program.

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Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250120472

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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* A Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller * “Read the Orphan X series. You’ll thank me later." —David Baldacci The New York Times bestselling Orphan X returns - just when Evan Smoak thinks he's done, his deadliest job yet pulls him back Into The Fire... Evan Smoak lives by his own code. Once he was known as Orphan X. Trained as an off-the-books government assassin and spoken about only in whispers, Evan Smoak was one of the most talented – and most feared – men in the Program. But he broke free and reinvented himself as The Nowhere Man, a figure shrouded in mystery, known for helping the truly desperate. If anyone is truly desperate, it’s Max Merriweather. Max is at the end of his rope. His cousin has been brutally murdered, leaving Max an envelope that contains nothing but a mysterious key. However, someone really wants that key, badly enough that Max – and anyone he turns to – is in deadly danger. What seems like a simple job for The Nowhere Man turns out to be anything but. Behind every threat he takes out, a deadlier one emerges and Evan Smoak must put himself in greater danger than ever before as he heads once more Into The Fire.

Orphan X

“Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci The first in the international bestselling series! Who is Orphan X? The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers.

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Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466876514

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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“Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci The first in the international bestselling series! Who is Orphan X? The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend. “Excellent...A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller...might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him. “Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry...in this excellent series opener.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Orphan Trains

CHAPTER ELEVEN WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ORPHAN TRAINS? The Children's Aid Society sent three boys on the last orphan train to Sulfur Springs, Texas, on May 31, ...

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Author: Rebecca Langston-George

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781491485514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Discover the true story of seven orphans who were settled with families in the Midwest by the Children's Aid Society.