The Orphan Collector PDF/EPUB ↠ The Orphan ePUB

The Orphan Collector PDF/EPUB ↠ The Orphan  ePUB 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


10 thoughts on “The Orphan Collector

  1. Crumb Crumb says:

    FULL REVIEW NOW UP As I write this review, I m in awe In awe of this novel, of Ms Wiseman s writing, and of this story First, however, let me back up.It starts with a simple itch in the throat Suddenly you get a cough But it s not a regular cough, no It starts in the bottom of your belly and tears through your chest Suddenly your hacking Struggling for


  2. Ellen Wiseman Ellen Wiseman says:

    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 e


  3. Ellen Wiseman Ellen Wiseman says:

    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, wit


  4. Elizabeth of Silver& Elizabeth of Silver& says:

    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 hi


  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    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


  6. Teresa Teresa says:

    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


  7. Karen Kay Karen Kay says:

    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


  8. Jenny Belk Jenny Belk says:

    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 par


  9. Sue Sue says:

    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,


  10. Susan Peterson Susan Peterson says:

    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 r


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