The Little Orphan Girl: The heartbreaking and gripping journey of an Irish orphan by Sandy Taylor is a beautifully written, emotional story of romance, hardships, heartbreak and the innocence of youth.
The book is set in Ireland in the early 1900’s and tells the story of Cissy Ryan. For the first years of her life she is brought up in the workhouse thinking she’s an orphan. Cissy leaves the workhouse with a woman called Moira, who she later learns is in fact her Mother. Cissy and Moira move in with her Grandfather and her life starts to change for the better. At first her grandfather does not acknowledge Cissie since she is the product of a relationship out of wedlock. Cissie adjusts to her new life making new friends and talking “at” her grandfather until he begins to respond. There are a lot of ups and downs in Cissy’s life, some of this I found predictable, but it didn’t stop the enjoyment of the book
I loved the characters in this book. The author has a knack for injecting the right amount of humor into what is a bleak and poor existence.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with this ARC e-book in exchange for an honest review.