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Wow!!! This one came out of left field!! I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was a terrific novel about a young woman whose ancestor was a (fictional) character in the very real history of the Johnstown flood. I absolutely loved it. The descriptions of the fashion and dresses, the character development, the impeccably (and emotionally) told account of the horrific flood, the famkly secret surrounding an adoption, the outrage over a collecti group of wealthy Pittsburgh tycoons -- all of it was so completely gripping.I could not stop listening and finished it in two days. This gal can write! I'm going to look up her other books now, but as a reader who didn't know much about the Johnstown flood, I found myself enamored with it. I was doing internet searches for Clara Barton and the Red Cross and looking up articles about the history of the flood. I couldn't get enough! I would love to see a whole series similar to this. Maybe the San Francisco earthquake? The Chicao Fire? The Lost Colony of Ronoake? I don't know, but I need more. Tavia Gilbert and Cassandra Campbell are two of my all time favorite narrators, and were a perfect choice for this already awesome book. I think this rises to my top spot for 2016. Absolutely recommend do any fan of historical fiction!!
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fictional story based on real life incidents. Gives real insight to what happened. Recommended for all