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The Orphan CollectorInstant New York Times Bestseller From the internationally bestselling author of What She Left Behind comes a gripping and powerful tale of upheaval a heartbreaking saga of resilience and hope perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Kristin Hannah set in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak the deadly pandemic that went on to infect one third of the world’s population“Readers will not be able to help making comparisons to the COVID 19 pandemic and how little has changed since 1918 Wiseman has written a touching tale of loss survival and perseverance with some light fantastical elements Highly recommended” Booklist“An immersive historical tale with chilling twists and turns Beautifully told and richly imagined” Stephanie Dray New York Times bestselling author of America’s First DaughterIn the fall of 1918 thirteen year old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia’s overcrowded slums and the anti immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the US Army But as her city celebrates the end of wa. When I was first offered this book the coronavirus was barely a blip on the news I don’t think I ever imagined how Covid 19 would affect our lives months later and continue to do so I will be honest I was hesitant to pick this book up thinking it would hit close to home but then I remembered that I’ve read other books by Wiseman They are all sensitively told and I got started with it I think the historical time period of 1918 Philadelphia distinguishes it from what we experiencing now; however the similarities were not lost on me Make sure to swipe to see the fun and creative swagPia is a German immigrant living with her family in Philadelphia Her father joined the army in hopes of proving his loyalty in the face anti German sentiment at the time The Spanish flu is rapidly spreading through the streets of Philadelphia and Pia and her siblings are starving When she returns home her siblings are gone taken by someone who wants to make them into “true Americans”The Orphan Collector is a heartwrenching story Bernice the character involved in sinister actions is a villain to match all villains This is a book about family and love versus hate and it has touches of mystery and romance Pia is a character to cherish and champion and overall I enjoyed this beautifully written bookI received a gifted copy All opinions are my ownMany of my reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom and instagram wwwinstagramcomtarheelreader

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The Orphan Collector characters Ï 7 Ó Instant New York Times Bestseller From the internationally bestselling author of What She Left Behind comes a gripping and powerful tale of upheaval—a heartbreaking saga of resilience and hope perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Kristin Hannah—set in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreakR an even urgent threat arrives the Spanish flu Funeral crepe and uarantine signs appear on doors as victims drop dead in the streets and desperate survivors wear white masks to ward off illness When food runs out in the cramped tenement she calls home Pia must venture alone into the uarantined city in search of supplies leaving her baby brothers behind Bernice Groves has become lost in grief and bitterness since her baby died from the Spanish flu Watching Pia leave her brothers alone Bernice makes a shocking life altering decision It becomes her sinister mission to tear families apart when they’re at their most vulnerable planning to transform the city’s orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are “true Americans” Waking in a makeshift hospital days after collapsing in the street Pia is frantic to return home Instead she is taken to St Vincent’s Orphan Asylum – the first step in a long and arduous journey As Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost in the months and years that follow Pia must confront her own shame and. 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 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

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Fear risking everything to see justice – and love – triumph at last Powerful harrowing and ultimately exultant The Orphan Collector is a story of love resilience and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most“Wiseman’s writing is superb and her descriptions of life during the Spanish Flu epidemic are chilling Well researched and impossible to put down this is an emotional tug of war played out brilliantly on the pages and in readers’ hearts” The Historical Novels Review EDITOR’S CHOICE “Wiseman’s depiction of the horrifying spread of the Spanish flu is eerily reminiscent of the present day and resonates with realistic depictions of suffering particularly among the poorer immigrant population” Publishers Weekly Boxed Review “Reading the novel in the time of COVID 19 adds an even greater resonance and horror to the description of the fatal spread of that 1918 flu” Kirkus Review “An emotional roller coasterI felt Pia’s strength courage guilt and grief come through the pages clear as day” The Seattle Book Revie. It’s 1918 and the Spanish flu is running rampant Family members are passing away right in front of their loved ones' eyes food is scarce and the living conditions in the tenement and slums are deplorableThe flu took Pia’s mother and then Pia is left with the care of her twin infant brothers since her father was fighting in the war Pia was doing well until she needed to leave the house to find food She didn't take her brothers because they would be too much to carry but she wouldn’t be gone longWe then meet Bernice Bernice is a distraught mother in another building whose baby had passed away from the flu and who saw Pia leaving without her twin brothers and decided she would take them for her ownWe follow Pia as she struggles with her life and the guilt about leaving her brothers You will feel sorry for Pia You will not feel sorry for Bernice because of her deceitful unethical uncaring waysMs Wiseman's description of the plight of the people of Philadelphia during the pandemic is exceptional You will feel every emotion the characters are feelingTHE ORPHAN COLLECTOR is an outstanding novel that touches on human empathy as well as people taking advantage of others You will see the similarities to the pandemic of 2020 but hope something good happens to Pia THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR is heart wrenching but will have you glued to the pages as well as have you wondering what evil deed Bernice will do nextA highly recommended book for historical fiction and suspense fans 55 This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review