OBSESSED BY A PROMISE
A CHILDHOOD PROMISE - A LOST BROTHER - THE ORPHAN TRAIN - A LIFE ON HOLD
Sandra Warren
Synopsis
Eleven-year old JT Saunders, promised his dying father he'd keep his four-year old brother safe. He Failed. From then on, the compulsion to find his lost brother and rectify what he perceived as his personal negligence permeated his existence. After years of searching, the discovery of the Orphan Trains opened up his city-wide search to country-wide. Fifty years would pass before JT finds resolution allowing him to finally let go of his obsession.

The backdrop of this historical fiction story includes the Great Depression and The Orphan Train Movement.
About the Book
Author(s)
Sandra Warren
Publisher
Arlie Enterprises/Kindle Print
Release Date
Nov 27, 2019
ISBN
9781072060147
Category
Young Adult
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From the Author
You might say I've been obsessed with this story concept for over 20-years, after first learning about the Orphan Trains. I had a hard time conceiving of the idea that for seventy-five years, young homeless children were taken off the streets of New York City, put on trains and given away, auction style, in small towns along train routes through out the United States.

Written and optioned first as a screenplay, the novel emerged after years of contemplating the fate of two brothers separated by the trains.