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[PDF / Epub] ✎ The Orphan Collector ☂ Ellen Marie Wiseman – Addwebsites.info In the fall of 1918, thirteen year old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia s overcrowded streets and slums, and from the anti German sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S Army, hoping to prove his loyalty But an evenurgent threat has arrived Spanish influenza is spreading through the city Soon, dead and dying are everywhere With no food at home, Pia must venture out in search of supplies, leaving her infant twin brothers alone.Since her In the fall of 1918, thirteen year old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia s overcrowded streets and slums, and from the anti German sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S Army, hoping to prove his loyalty But an evenurgent threat has arrived Spanish influenza is spreading through the city Soon, dead and dying are everywhere With no food at home, Pia must venture out in search of supplies, leaving her infant twin brothers alone.Since her baby died days ago, Bernice Groves has been lost in grief and bitterness If doctors hadn t been so busy tending to hordes of immigrants, perhaps they could have saved her son When Bernice sees Pia leaving her tenement across the way, she is buoyed by a shocking, life altering decision that leads her on a sinister mission to transform the city s orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are true Americans As Pia navigates the city s somber neighborhoods, she cannot know that her brothers won t be home when she returns And it will be a long and arduous journey to learn what happened even as Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost Only with persistence, and the courage to face her own shame and fear, will Pia put the pieces together and find the strength to risk everything to see justice at last I am such a fan of Ellen Marie Wiseman s writing that I will read her books without even checking the synopses any I just know they ll be great This time around, I didn t check the synopsis before adding The Orphan Collector to my TBR pile, only to pick it up around the same time as the Coronavirus was starting to make its way around the US Talk about a timely read This is Ellen s best novel to date While we re complaining about being stuck at home with our kids for the next couple of m I am such a fan of Ellen Marie Wiseman s writing that I will read her books without even checking the synopses any I just know they ll be great This time around, I didn t check the synopsis before adding The Orphan Collector to my TBR pile, only to pick it up around the same time as the Coronavirus was starting to make its way around the US Talk about a timely read This is Ellen s best novel to date While we re complaining about being stuck at home with our kids for the next couple of months, it s sobering to read about the living conditions back in 1918 while the Spanish Flu was in full force and people were struggling to survive and feed their families I had no idea how bad the disease truly was until now My heart went out to Pia throughout the story, especially over the guilt she was feeling regarding her baby brothers I really wanted to see something good happen for her While I felt bad for Bernice s situation initially, she turned out to be a horrible person and Ellen did a great job writing her as a villain We get to see her perspective at times, but later it tapers off to just show how everyone else sees her those who think highly of her and those who have been hurt by her actions Ellen made great use of descriptions and characterizations to bring this novel to life It was such an interesting and thoughtful story that was difficult to put down I only hope that by the time of its release in late July, our lives will be back to normal Movie casting suggestions Pia early teens Oona LaurencePia late teens Eliza ScanlenBernice Harley Quinn SmithDr Hudson Spencer Treat ClarkMrs Hudson Rose McIverFinn Levi MillerMother Joe Frances McDormand I can t wait for everyone to meet Pia Lange, a young immigrant living in the slums of Philadelphia who loses her mother during the deadly Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 and is left to take care of her twin baby brothers until her father returns from the war When they run out of supplies, Pia must leave her brothers alone to search the quarantined city for food, with no idea they will be gone when she returns FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JULY 27.It s 1918, and the Spanish flu is running rampant.We meet thirteen year old Pia who is left caring for her infant twin brothers We also meet Bernice who poses as a helpful nurse.THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR is heart wrenching but will have you glued to the pages as well as have you wondering what evil deed the character Bernice will do next.A highly recommended book for book historical fiction and suspense fans 5 5 This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalle FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JULY 27.It s 1918, and the Spanish flu is running rampant.We meet thirteen year old Pia who is left caring for her infant twin brothers We also meet Bernice who poses as a helpful nurse.THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR is heart wrenching but will have you glued to the pages as well as have you wondering what evil deed the character Bernice will do next.A highly recommended book for book historical fiction and suspense fans 5 5 This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I received this from Netgalley.com for a review In the fall of 1918, thirteen year old Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia s overcrowded streets and slums, Spanish influenza is spreading through the city Soon, dead and dying are everywhere With no food at home, Pia must venture out in search of supplies, leaving her infant twin brothers alone Put this one on your TBR, it s a must read Showing the fears and mindsets of that era, this very readable story has interesting characters an I received this from Netgalley.com for a review In the fall of 1918, thirteen year old Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia s overcrowded streets and slums, Spanish influenza is spreading through the city Soon, dead and dying are everywhere With no food at home, Pia must venture out in search of supplies, leaving her infant twin brothers alone Put this one on your TBR, it s a must read Showing the fears and mindsets of that era, this very readable story has interesting characters and a believable story.4.25 stars Riveting Story for Current TimesSet in pandemic stricken Philadelphia in 1918, The Orphan Collector is the story of Pia Lange, the daughter of German immigrants trying to Americanize themselves at a time when Germans were not welcome by many Her father is off fighting the war in Europe, her mother doing her best to hold the small family together in the city People are dying all over the city from the Spanish Flu and Pia s mother does not escape that fate With no family to turn to, thirteen ye Riveting Story for Current TimesSet in pandemic stricken Philadelphia in 1918, The Orphan Collector is the story of Pia Lange, the daughter of German immigrants trying to Americanize themselves at a time when Germans were not welcome by many Her father is off fighting the war in Europe, her mother doing her best to hold the small family together in the city People are dying all over the city from the Spanish Flu and Pia s mother does not escape that fate With no family to turn to, thirteen year old Pia is left to take care of her infant twin brothers.Pia must make the gut wrenching decision to leave the four month old twins in the apartment to go out and scavenge for food While she is out, she becomes sick and by the time she can return to her home the babies are gone She is heartbroken and devasted and feels she has let her family down A neighbor, Bernice Groves has lost her own child and husband and sees Pia leave the apartment She is a very bitter woman and blames all immigrants for her misfortune She decides to do something about it and evolves into the Orphan Collector.Wiseman s storytelling is so vivid and thrilling, it takes you to a time you may have heard of before but could have never truly imagined While reading this book I could not help but compare what was happening then to what is happening now There are similarities to be sure, but the hardships then were so muchto bear The author has created such rich characters, especially Pia who must survive somehow She has lost everyone including her best friend and she suffers greatly, but she perseveres Many thanks to the author, Bookish First and the publisher for the chance to read and review this wonderful story that will stay with me for a long time Ellen Marie Wiseman, Acclaimed Author Of What She Left Behind And The Life She Was Given, Weaves The Stories Of Two Very Different Women Into A Page Turning Novel As Suspenseful As It Is Poignant, Set Amid One Of History S Deadliest Pandemics In The Fall Of , Thirteen Year Old German Immigrant Pia Lange Longs To Be Far From Philadelphia S Overcrowded Streets And Slums, And From The Anti German Sentiment That Compelled Her Father To Enlist In The US Army, Hoping To Prove His Loyalty But An Even Urgent Threat Has Arrived Spanish Influenza Is Spreading Through The City Soon, Dead And Dying Are Everywhere With No Food At Home, Pia Must Venture Out In Search Of Supplies, Leaving Her Infant Twin Brothers Alone Since Her Baby Died Days Ago, Bernice Groves Has Been Lost In Grief And Bitterness If Doctors Hadn T Been So Busy Tending To Hordes Of Immigrants, Perhaps They Could Have Saved Her Son When Bernice Sees Pia Leaving Her Tenement Across The Way, She Is Buoyed By A Shocking, Life Altering Decision That Leads Her On A Sinister Mission To Transform The City S Orphans And Immigrant Children Into What She Feels Are True Americans As Pia Navigates The City S Somber Neighborhoods, She Cannot Know That Her Brothers Won T Be Home When She Returns And It Will Be A Long And Arduous Journey To Learn What Happened Even As Bernice Plots To Keep The Truth Hidden At Any Cost Only With Persistence, And The Courage To Face Her Own Shame And Fear, Will Pia Put The Pieces Together And Find The Strength To Risk Everything To See Justice At Last As I expected another five star read I am a die hard fan of Ellen Marie Wiseman s books This one kept me up late reading and I didn t mind a bit The author s trademark for drama and suspense held me captive all the way to the last page With characters that tug at your heart and some who raise your blood pressure, this story tells the heartbreaking results of the Spanish flu that left parents with no children and thousands of children without parents or a home It is also a story of unconditi As I expected another five star read I am a die hard fan of Ellen Marie Wiseman s books This one kept me up late reading and I didn t mind a bit The author s trademark for drama and suspense held me captive all the way to the last page With characters that tug at your heart and some who raise your blood pressure, this story tells the heartbreaking results of the Spanish flu that left parents with no children and thousands of children without parents or a home It is also a story of unconditional love, regrets, survival, and determination to never give up when seeking answers when you are desperate to find them For anyone who loves stories of the heart, this one certainly delivers what you want Excellent read Readers can always depend on Ellen Marie Wiseman to bring them a emotional, well researched novel with characters so well written that they aren t soon forgotten Her newest book checks off all the boxes and her exquisite writing takes us to a time in history that will be new to many people.The year is 1918 and the people of Philadelphia are all crowded together to see the Liberty Loan Parade, where overwhelming crowds of over 200,000 are gathered in Center City to cheer their WWI veterans, buy Readers can always depend on Ellen Marie Wiseman to bring them a emotional, well researched novel with characters so well written that they aren t soon forgotten Her newest book checks off all the boxes and her exquisite writing takes us to a time in history that will be new to many people.The year is 1918 and the people of Philadelphia are all crowded together to see the Liberty Loan Parade, where overwhelming crowds of over 200,000 are gathered in Center City to cheer their WWI veterans, buy war bonds and show their patriotism Pia didn t really want to go to the parade with her mother and infant twin brothers but at 13, she was too young to stay home alone in the rough part of town they lived in Pia and her parents had immigrated from Germany several years earlier and there was currently a very strong sentiment against Germans Her father had joined the army to show his patriotism and her mother believed that they needed to show their patriotism by going to this parade Many of the people of Philadelphia had heard about the flu but the newspapers had assured them that the influenza posed no danger to them as long as they kept their feet dry, stayed warm, ateonions and kept their bowels and windows open The crowds weren t aware that the flu was ramping up and that it would spread quickly and many of them would get sick and die Soon after the parade, Pia s mother died of the flu and Pia was left to take care of her infant brothers She waits as long as she can, but they are out of food and she must get some food to keep them alive She wraps her brothers in blankets and leaves them behind to try to find food While Pia is struggling, her neighbor Bernice, is mourning the death of her infant son Bernice is a critical, mean hearted woman who hates immigrants and she reasons by stealing the young bothers, she can raise them as good Americans The lives of Pia and Bernice intersect several times over the years as Pia continues to look for her missing brothers.Pia is a wonderful character Despite the hardship that she faced, she remained brave and determined to find her brothers At the extreme opposite is Bernice, a hateful and prejudiced woman who doesn t care how many people she hurts Pia was one of those characters that you think about long after the last page of the book.The Orphan Collector is a wonderful book It has love and family, hate, mystery and romance It s a book that I wanted to read fast to find out how it ends but I also wanted to read it slowly to enjoy the exquisite writing I can t wait until it is published in July to discuss it withpeople In my opinion, this book is going to be one of the most popular books of the summer.Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book to read and review All opinions are my own Ellen Marie Wiseman has written a sensational, emotionally intense novel, combining the best of humanity with the worst, amidst a world war and a pandemic of staggering proportions.Pia is 13 when influenza strikes Philadelphia, loving and bright, and with an uncanny ability to detect sickness by sheer touch She is lonely and poor, but she is lit from within by sheer determination, bravery, and a resourcefulness beyond her years Bernice is a grieving mother, driven to do the unspeakable, poison Ellen Marie Wiseman has written a sensational, emotionally intense novel, combining the best of humanity with the worst, amidst a world war and a pandemic of staggering proportions.Pia is 13 when influenza strikes Philadelphia, loving and bright, and with an uncanny ability to detect sickness by sheer touch She is lonely and poor, but she is lit from within by sheer determination, bravery, and a resourcefulness beyond her years Bernice is a grieving mother, driven to do the unspeakable, poisoned by prejudice and loss I experienced a roller coaster of emotions heartache, relief, dismay, hope, hate and love Pia is an extraordinary character, grief stricken and desperate, but finding an inner strength to get her through the most horrible of times Pia is going to live in my heart for a very long time This book is ideal for fans of Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, As Bright As Heaven by Sue Meissner, and The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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