The Orphan’s Tale is about two women during the Second World War one of whom is a Jewish circus performer and another who took a Jewish baby from a rail car at a train station and they have to work together at the circus to survive.
I enjoyed the relationship between the two main characters; they had two opposing but believable personalities. I also liked the themes of atonement and survival that are in the novel. The end of the novel was also something I didn’t expect and it left me in tears.
The only problem I have with it is that one of the women has a lover that is kind of stalker-y and it makes you a little uncomfortable.
Review Submitted by: Madeline Rivard
Challenge: Published in 2017