Sold on a Monday

Sold on a Monday

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It?s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. For struggling re NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another un...

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Title:Sold on a Monday
Author:Kristina McMorris
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1492663999
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Sold on a Monday Reviews

  • Cheri
    Jun 12, 2018
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 3.75 Stars ?And how I wish that love Was all we'd need to live What a life we'd have 'Cause I've got so much to give But ya' know I feel so sad Down inside my heart That the dollar sign Should be keepin' us apart ?But you know that I lov...
  • Elyse Walters
    May 13, 2018
    Heartbreaking and heartwarming..... I loved Kristina McMorris?s last book....?The Edge of Loss?....and this is another page turning Historical Fiction story- to love - based on a real photograph. Thought Provoking Quote ?- at the start of Part 1 is so darn truthful! ?...
  • Marialyce
    Jul 20, 2018
    3 sadly disappointing stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... You know book lovers that feeling you get when you see a cover and a blurb about a book and you know in your head that you just have to read it? Perhaps it is the anticipation, the wan...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Jul 28, 2018
    Good and bad things seemed to happen on Mondays for Ellis Reed, but more bad. The day Ellis was biding time until a scheduled meeting, happened to be the day his career changed, but it also was the day that would change his life and the life of the Dillard family. Ellis?s sto...
  • Brenda
    Aug 20, 2018
    When Ellis Reed?s car broke down, he took the opportunity to take some random photos with his work camera. It was 1931 and Ellis was a reporter, struggling to find the ?big? story which would catapult him into the realm of popularity that he desired ? of course the extra money ...
  • Theresa Alan
    Sep 24, 2018
    ?(Lily) considered the disparity of fortunes between bankers and too many of their patrons, those with little choice but to live in shantytowns or to beg on the street. Or, God help them, to sell their own children.? I enjoyed this historical novel set in Depression Era 1931. It...
  • Lindsey Gandhi
    Aug 19, 2018
    This is my first novel by Kristina McNorris and it did not disappoint. The very first thing that caught my attention about this book was that amazing cover. Not even knowing what the book was about, you have to look at it for that reason alone. Then when I read the premise of the book ...
  • Liz
    Aug 13, 2018
    This historical novel is based on a real photograph snapped (possibly staged) during 1948 by a news reporter. McMorris takes that idea and transports it back to the Depression. I was expecting something along the lines of Orphan Train, but I was off track there. In fact, the children a...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jul 18, 2018
    3.5 A picture speaks a thousand words, and it is a picture that will start Ellis on a journey of self discovery and moral questioning. Set against the Great Depression, this novel brings home the many things people had to do to survive. It is the children and a new picture that will br...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Sep 23, 2018
    I started reading Sold on a Monday on 9/9/2018 and finished it on 9/24/2018 at 12:30am. This book is a marvelous read! I like that every chapter ends with suspense and mystery. I like following Ellis, experiencing through his struggles with his career and the unstable relationship with...
  • Susanne Strong
    Sep 02, 2018
    3.5 Stars* (rounded down) It is 1931, and Ellis Reed, a reporter is searching for a story. In a photograph of children, standing on their front porch, he finds one. The sign beside them reads: ?2 Children For Sale.? Ellis? big break comes from writing a feature story about the...
  • Angela M
    Jul 18, 2018
    3.5 stars I can?t stop thinking about the photographs - the cover of this book and the one that Ellis stages to support his piece for the newspaper he works for after his first photo is inadvertently destroyed, and the one in the author?s note that inspired her to write this book...
  • Debra
    Jul 20, 2018
    3.5-star rating Children for Sale The sign sits on a porch in 1931. It's the time of broken dreams, lost fortunes and heartbreak. What a decision to make - to sell you children. This is the scene which journalist Ellis Reed comes upon while reporting on another story. He decides ...
  • ABCme
    Apr 22, 2018
    Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks for the ARC I read this book in one sitting, it's that good! Ellis is a reporter/photographer about to become a respected journalist when one of his personal pictures is chosen for a main article. Due to circumstance he invents this little lie wh...
  • Susan Peterson
    Feb 27, 2018
    I finished this incredible book last night with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. It all started with a picture...Sold on a Monday Is a riveting tale of desperation; of the consequences of even the most seemingly innocent decisions and the ripple effects that follow; of loss an...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Jul 25, 2018
    Norma, Lindsay and I read Sold on a Monday with five of our Traveling Sisters and we all had similar thoughts on this story. We were immediately drawn into the story with the photo of the ?2 Children For Sale?We were intrigued by the photo and the story it held. The children i...
  • Lisa
    Aug 11, 2018
    A thought-provoking and emotional profound historical fiction novel about a photograph of two children for sale. SUMMARY It all started when Ellis Reed spotted two blond-headed, scraggly young boys, pitching pebbles at a tin can, wearing nothing but patched overalls in front of a g...
  • Erin Clemence
    Jul 10, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. When struggling journalist Ellis Reed sees two children at the side of the road wearing a sign stating simply CHILDREN FOR SALE he is immediately captivated ...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Apr 14, 2018
    ***SO EXCITED THIS BOOK IS NOW #11 ON THE NY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST*** This new novel by MsMcMorris is every bit as heart wrenching and yet satisfying as her previous novel ?The Edge of Lost?, also historical fiction. This book is set in 1931 during the depression when so man...
  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    Aug 18, 2018
    This appears to be my year for trusting my gut instinct and grabbing books based on the cover and title. I've been rewarded with some awesome books by doing so, and once again struck gold when I decided to take a chance and request an arc of Sold On A Monday. If the heart-touching cove...
  • Carolyn
    Aug 27, 2018
    It all started with a photograph - two little boys next to a sign saying '2 children for sale' during the depression of the 1930s. The photographer, Ellis Reed, a young journalist who liked to take photos, hadn't thought to make a story out of it until Lily, a secretary in the newsroom...
  • Mackey
    Sep 03, 2018
    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and for Kristina McMorris this certainly holds true. Inspired by a poignant, tragic photo, the author has written a heart-wrenching tale about a reporter who snaps a photo much like the one that inspired McMorris which ultimately will a...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Sep 05, 2018
    EXCERPT: Another drop of sweat slid from Ellis's fedora, down his neck, and into his starched collar. Even without his suit jacket, his whole shirt clung from the damn humidity. He moved closer to the house and raised his camera. Natural scenic shots were his usual hobby, but he adjust...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 22, 2018
    This is the book I have waited over two years for, the one I have most anticipated this summer! Five stars to Sold on a Monday! ? ? ? ? ? I read Kristina McMorris? last book, The Edge of Lost, the day my preorder arrived, which was the day before Thanksgiving 2015....
  • Carrie
    Aug 21, 2018
    Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris is a historical fiction read in which the idea came about from a real photograph the author found advertising children for sale. The ideas are all fictional within the book though with even moving the time frame to that of the great depression. ...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Jul 17, 2018
    3.5 stars! First things first?...This is one of those books where I just had to read it because of that totally captivating cover and title of this book, which I found both to be absolutely intriguing! SOLD ON A MONDAY by KRISTINA MCMORRIS was definitely an interesting, heartbrea...
  • Jenny
    Aug 25, 2018
    Most of us studied it in school. Some of us listened to stories from our grandparents. Luckily, the Great Depression is something that none of us ever had to live through. We heard the stories of extreme poverty, vacant lots of cardboard boxes used for shelter, soup kitchens, worn out ...
  • Bkwmlee
    Aug 31, 2018
    A Goodreads friend had introduced me to Kristina McMorris?s works awhile back ago and I even added a few of her books to my TBR at the time, but unfortunately never got around to reading them ? so when I found out that McMorris would have a new book out in August, I immediately req...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Apr 25, 2018
    Inspired by the actual infamous picture of a mother trying to sell her children during the great depression, Sold on Monday depicts that time and circumstance as well as explores and poses some different ideas about the family and the children on that picture in a fictional setting. ...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jul 19, 2018
    3.5 stars. Oh, that cover!!! If my rating were based on book cover alone, this would be a 5+ star! Perhaps due to my intense attraction to that heart-wrenching cover along with the book blurb, my expectations may have been set a little too high. With that stated, it was still an enj...