Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris {Review}

One thing I've decided to do for myself this year?

Read more!  I'm going through my "Want to Read" lists on Amazon, Litsy, and Goodreads to pick up books I've filed away as ones that sounded like great reads, but I also an rediscovering NetGalley.  There are a few that I just had to request and I was lucky enough to get most of those.

Children for Sale. A simple photograph of the sign and the children in question is the catalyst for Ellis Reed's career. In the midst of the Depression, he takes the photo and develops it in the newsroom where he works. When Lily, the newsroom secretary, finds the picture and shows it to the head of the paper, a story spirals out of Ellis' control and only he has the ability to make things right. With the help of his growing friendship with Lily, he sets out to remedy the problems he has caused by a simple photo.

 This historical fiction novel is based on an actual photograph from the Depression era, showing several children sitting outside with their own "Children for Sale" sign and the author paid a great deal of attention to the historic details. Ellis' and Lily's roles in the newsroom, especially Lily's desire for something more than a secretary spoke deeply into the mindset of the time, and their stories flowed well, juxtaposed to the children's stories.

I would highly recommend it to fans of historical fiction, as I think this time period is often missed between the typical WW1 and WW2 stories.  Personally, I seem to gravitate towards WW2 stories, but the lead in to that period makes for an interesting back drop.

Dislosure: I received an advanced copy of Sold on a Monday from NetGalley for review purposes.  I was not obligated to post on my blog, all opinions are my own.