Top positive review
Difficult Read, but worth it
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2018
There are two things that upset me most 1) mistreatment and abuse of children and 2) mistreatment and abuse of animals. These are the innocents that should be protected and cared for. I discovered this book after finishing the author's Sisters of Glass Ferry and decided to read it, even knowing the subject matter. Everyone should read this book, if we have a hope of protecting children from such hideous abuse. I cannot imagine what kind of people these nuns were to even think up some of the punishments for the orphans left in their care. It was very hard to read and I commend Ms. Richardson for sharing her story. I am glad that she was as strong as she is, and I'm thankful that she found the right attorney. I watched an interview Mr. McMurry did nearly 15 years later and could see how disturbed he was by the terrible treatment of the children in this orphanage. If I met Ms. Richardson, I would give her a big hug for speaking out. I'm glad she forged ahead with her own forever family and thank her for sharing one of the endearing expressions she and her husband came up with, which was also in Sisters of Glass Ferry. It made me smile after all the heinous events in this book.