Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate

“I fall on the cot and grab the blanket that still holds the warm spots from Fern and me and cry until there’s not a tear left and all I can do is stare at the ceiling.”

The separation of Foss’s sibling took my tears several times, and it was hard to believe in the historical existence of Georgia Tann and the scandalous Tennessee Children’s Home Society. This is an emotional story about the love of sisters.

The story strikes me hard when Avery questioned herself “Am I my father’s daughter, or am I just me? Do I have to sacrifice one to be the other?” I was born feeling a great responsibility and obligation to my parents. I want to make them happy. But, is it a life of mine? Is it a life I should live? Avery’s decision to follow her true love with Trent leaving behind her family-driven political power is inspiring. She chose to live her life.

The story is heartbreaking that I would have given it 4.5/5.0. However, A Fire Sparkling, the novel of the same sisters-love theme was outstanding and contains in it more meaningful advice.

Spring 2020

January 3, 2020, 3:00:00 PM

4.0

novel, history

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Before We Were Yours