Before We Were Yours was recommended to BookJunkie.org. The story is based on the real-life scandal in Memphis TN, in which Georgia Tann, director of an adoption agency, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families for a handsome profit.
The book toggles between the past and present to tell the tale of 12 year old Rill Foss and Avery Stafford. One lives in a shantyboat, on the Mississippi, while the other lives a privileged life in South Carolina. In the beautiful telling of Rill’s story, Avery’s life is changed in ways she could never have imagined.
It’s a story of evil, deep love, history, and how the universe will bring you right back to the ones you love.