Before We Were Yours Book Review

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Before We Were Yours Review
A good book leaves you engrossed. It leaves you desiring more even after you flip the last page. A phenomenal author engages the reader and evokes emotion. Lisa Wingate does this in Before We Were Yours: A Novel on romance. Creativity and story telling are part of art and can only be done with maximum concentration. The world today lacks the romance hence we can use it from someone’s creativity. The old kind of love and cherishing is no longer existent. People have lost their authenticity in showing affection. Not only for romantic relationships but also family. The society is in shambles and it is sad. Lisa Wingate captures what is happening in the world today perfectly. The scenarios may be depicted in a different year or time zone. The authenticity and application in today’s society, timeless. Such writing prowess is a blessing. Before We Were
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The first family is the Ross family, a family of five children. Rill Foss is the oldest at 12 years. They reside on the Mississippi River on a shanty boat. Not the best setting but they are happy. Happiness is not about what you own. Its contentment in who you are. One stormy night, their father needs to rush their mother to hospital. Rill Foss is left in charge of the family. Strangers then arrive and take the children by force. They are taken to the Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage. They do not know this will be their home for a while. This is despite being told they would be reunited with their parents soon. They, however, realise this would not happen willingly. They are left to deal with the director of the facility who is out rightly cruel. For him, he is in business. Family unity is least among his agendas. Rill takes it upon himself to care for his siblings in foreign territory. He wants them to stay together harmoniously despite the dangers looming. A true demonstration of love and

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