The Girls with No Names (Paperback)


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This book was atmospheric with complicated characters. I felt so much angst as I read Effie's plight to find her sister. The sad part is that the Mercy House actually existed and we can only imagine the nameless girls who ended up there. This book gives these girls a back story and a lot of hope. I really enjoyed this story of strong females. The characters came to life and emotionally pull you into their world.I epecially loved the author's note which explains her need to write this story. This book is beautifully written and hard to put down.

— Karen


A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood--inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules.

Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young women, their freedoms come with limits. But when the sisters discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella, the brazen elder sister, becomes emboldened to do as she pleases. Her rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone.

Effie suspects her father has sent Luella to the House of Mercy and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister. But she made a miscalculation, and with no one to believe her story, Effie's own escape seems impossible--unless she can trust an enigmatic girl named Mable. As their fates entwine, Mable and Effie must rely on their tenuous friendship to survive.

Home for Unwanted Girls meets The Dollhouse in this atmospheric, heartwarming story that explores not only the historical House of Mercy, but the lives--and secrets--of the girls who stayed there.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780778308737
ISBN-10: 0778308731
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020
Pages: 336
Language: English