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Excellent but heartbreaking read
on 5 November 2017
A sad, heartbreaking story of the abuse suffered by young, unmarried girls who found themselves pregnant and alone in 1950"s Ireland. They must live in a convent run by cruel and sadistic nuns, where they are forced to hand over their children, 3 YEARS after the birth. The mothers are allowed to bond with the children, only to see them "sold" for adoption. It is unfortunate that June could not find the courage to speak out much earlier. Her brief time at the convent certainly helped many young girls who had never known compassion but she was certainly in a position to tell the story after she married. I wonder how many more girls had to endure such abuse because she did not speak up. I gave 5 stars because of the wonderful story but the book does contain many, many typos. I reported content errors via my Kindle but I have no way of knowing what Amazon does with these reports.