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Book Title: No Names to Be Given
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +)
Genre: Vintage Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Admission Press Inc
Release date: 08/2021
Format available for review: audiobook ( MP3 audio )
Tour Dates: Sep 20 to Oct 8
Content Rating: PG + M. No bad language, but mature subjects like suicide and a rape scene. These are both mild and not explicit. Fade to black kind of scenes.
“A gorgeous, thrilling, and important novel! These strong women will capture your heart.” Stacey Swann, author of Olympus, Texas.
“An insightful and sympathetic view offered into the lives of those who were adopted and those who adopted them.” Pam Johnson, author of Justice for Ella.
“A novel worthy of a Lifetime movie adaptation.” Jess Hagemann, author of Headcheese.
“Readers can expect deep knowledge of the world the characters inhabit.” Sara Kocek, author of Promise Me Something.
“I found myself thinking about Becca, Sandy, and Faith frequently as I went about my day—I was always excited to sit down and find out what happened next.” Sarah Welch, author of Austin Brown Dogs: The Shelter Dogs Who Rescue Us.
Today’s young women will not understand how our families made us feel shame so intensely; we surrendered our first-born children to strangers. Faith Reynolds, No Names to Be Given.
The widely anticipated debut novel by Julia Brewer Daily is a glimpse into the lives of women forced by society to gift their newborns to strangers. Although this novel is a fictional account, it mirrors many of the adoption stories of its era.
When three young unwed women meet at a maternity home hospital in New Orleans in 1965, they are expected to relinquish their babies and return home as if nothing transpired. Twenty-five years later, they are brought back together by blackmail and their secrets threatened with exposure—all the way to the White House.
Told from the three women’s perspectives in alternating chapters, we are mesmerized by the societal pressures on women in the 1960s who found themselves pregnant without marriage.
How that inconceivable act changed them forever is the story of No Names To Be Given, a novel with southern voices, love exploited, heartbreak and blackmail.
This book is about 3 young girls in the ’60’s who were from very different backgrounds, and who ended up meeting when they were sent to a home for unwed mothers. Their parents couldn’t accept their pregnancy and wanted it to be keep a secret. For one of the girls, if her pregnancy was found out, it would have ruined her families reputation, especially her father’s.
The author did a great job of writing about a very hard and personal thing for anyone to go through, especially a young girl. I liked learning how the girls ended up in the situation they were in. Each one made me feel different emotions and I was eager to find out how each one played out.
The story continued after they had their babies and I enjoyed finding out what happened after that. I would give this book a 5*.
This was narrated by Reagan Boggs and she did a fantastic job! I would definitely read another book by this author and listen to another audiobook by Reagan Boggs.
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She has been a Communications Adjunct Professor at Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi, and Public Relations Director of the Mississippi Department of Education and Millsaps College, a liberal arts college in Jackson, MS.
She was the founding director of the Greater Belhaven Market, a producers’ only market in a historic neighborhood in Jackson, and even shadowed Martha Stewart.
As the Executive Director of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi (300 artisans from 19 states) which operates the Mississippi Craft Center, she wrote their stories to introduce them to the public.
Daily is an adopted child from a maternity home hospital in New Orleans. She searched and found her birth mother and through a DNA test, her birth father’s family, as well. A lifelong southerner, she now resides on a ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas, with her husband Emmerson and Labrador Retrievers, Memphis Belle and Texas Star.
connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ goodreads
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