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A Mother's Song

Lampos, Cleo a.

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ISBN 10: 1602902003 / ISBN 13: 9781602902008
Published by OakTara 2014-02-12, 2014
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Title: A Mother's Song

Publisher: OakTara 2014-02-12

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fair

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"I love you, Ava Rose," she whispered. "I love you enough to give you life." 1890: All Irish immigrant Deirdre O'Sullivan has ever wanted is a home and a family. But her dreams didn't include living in a cramped tenement in Five Points, New York, with the disillusioned love of her life. Nor could she have imagined that, each day, she'd be torn away from her children to work for low wages in the steamy laundry of a hotel just to survive. Then tragedy strikes twice, and Deirdre struggles with the ultimate act of love-to give her children the chance to live and blossom...without her. When Nebraska homesteaders Sam and Claudine Thompson lose their third baby, she retreats into hopelessness, convinced that the secrets of her past won't ever allow her to be a mother. Then one day the orphan train rolls into town. Claudine insists, "A baby is out there crying. And he's crying for me," and hurries toward the railroad station. Strawberry-blond-haired Ava Rose, four years old, waits on the railroad platform, watching over her fragile baby brother and clinging to hope. Neither has any idea they'll not only fulfill the deepest longings of two mothers, but will also kick off legacies of hope for numerous others who live with poverty and prejudice. A poignant tale of hope and courage amidst unfathomable odds. Don't miss Cleo A. Lampos's stellar series: Teachers of the Diamond Projects School: Diamonds in the Tough: Second Chances and Miss Bee and the Do Bees.

About the Author:

Cleo Lampos attained a Master's Degree in Education and has taught in the Chicago area in special education. She has spent much time researching the orphan train, attended the Orphan Train Reunion in Little Falls, MN, and the Orphan Train Complex in Kansas. She is familiar with the difficulties of adoption and foster care on children's development. The author of numerous magazine articles and seven other books, Lampos enjoys speaking to reading clubs, seniors, and mother support groups. She and her husband have an urban farm and can their harvest. She enjoys her 11 grandchildren but has time to join a Quilting club.

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