It might have been the Gilded Age for the likes of Rockefeller and Carnegie but newly arrived immigrants and poverty-stricken Americans packed into Manhattan s teeming Lower Eastside were lucky to make ends meet. In this tumultuous time, factory worker Virginia Chisholm hopes for more, but her dreams go up in smoke when a tenement blaze rips her family apart. Aided by LindIt might have been the Gilded Age for the likes of Rockefeller and Carnegie but newly arrived immigrants and poverty-stricken Americans packed into Manhattan s teeming Lower Eastside were lucky to make ends meet. In this tumultuous time, factory worker Virginia Chisholm hopes for more, but her dreams go up in smoke when a tenement blaze rips her family apart. Aided by Lindsay Killian, the street-wise, rail-riding drifter she meets in a charity hospital, Ginny follows the orphan train that has taken her siblings west. The desperate quest to reunite her family takes the young women from the slums of New York City to the farms of West Virginia and the bustling frontier beyond. This harrowing journey moves Ginny and Lindsay from one mishap and adventure to another. It also leads them from friendship to a tender and unexpected romance....
|Title||:||The Last Train Home|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||287 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Last Train Home Reviews
Really sweet, if a little slow, teen historical romance. the book depicts life in New York near the turn of the century as a bleak, cold and crowded landscape. There's some great small details that show off the research Cooper did, such as the Charity hospital on Blackwell's Island. The island is currently known as Roosevelt Island, but before that, it was known for the very same hospital and asylum complex that is mentioned in the book. The one thing that really slows down the book is how unlucky both Lindsay and Ginny are. The first part of the book is full of action and desperation, then it slows to a bit of a crawl as we wait for the next series of unfortunate events to happen to our leading ladies.
I liked the beginning, a number of different misfortunes that lead to two women to the hospital, but in general I like twisted things. So... this meeting will make one of them agrees to help find the family of the other woman.Problems, problems and more problems along the way. Final paragraph (for people who didn't understand) is the typical humor of Blayne, obviously they didn't read anything more of her.A book better of your "famous" writers / owners of editorials? Yes. Literature? Nope, she's not Sarah Waters. Geez! You don't understand anything. Blayne is Blayne.
I enjoyed the characters and the story, but just seemed like I could not get to the end. Once I finally did, I was happy. But was not happy with the post script, thought to much was dumped into it. If I could give a 1/2 star this would get 3.5 stars.
Writing left a lot to be desired. Slow. A lot of potential that was allowed to slip away.
The story is interesting and the characters likable, but the writing, like most lesbian fiction, isn't the highest quality.