The third and final story from Robert Noonan's Orphan Train Trilogy, Secrets explores the fate of orphan children who arrived on an orphan train during the late 1800s to find a new life in the Midwest. Who adopts them is the key to their happiness or sorrow.
Despite harboring secrets from a past filled with physical abuse, shame, murder, and prostitution, the children and their new parents begin a new and exciting life. But overcoming their haunting memories won't be easy.
After fleeing from their home following a horrible crime, Hillary and her new parents, John and Kate Hanley, have found a new life in Galena, Illinois. Hillary longs to visit her former hometown and reunite with her friends in the club called the Wildflowers. But going back could mean the ruin of her new family.
Filled with vivid historical detail and heartfelt emotion, Noonan delivers a compelling look at a little-known event in American history.
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Published July 21, 2011
History, Literature & Fiction.