The Next Ship Home
by Heather Webb
Paperback- $14.49

As the two women face the misdeeds of a system known to manipulate and abuse immigrants searching for new hope in America, they form an ...

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  "A do not miss for historical fiction fans" by Silversolara (see profile) 02/08/22

We all know of Ellis Island, but do we really know what it was like and what went on?

Millions of immigrants passed through Ellis Island, but they all didn't make it into the land that promised them a new life.

We meet Francesca and her sister Maria who came to Ellis Island from Italy because they wanted to escape their abusive father.

We also meet Alma one of the matrons who worked at Ellis Island and who felt a need to help these two women. Luckily Alma spoke Italian.

Most of The characters were authentic and warm and you felt for the immigrants.

The book focused on Francesca, her sister Maria, Alma, the immigrants, and how Ellis Island operated.

We find out things we don’t want to know but things that went on and people at Ellis Island that were corrupt.

THE NEXT SHIP HOME is an excellent inside look at Ellis Island, and with these wonderful characters makes it a read historical fiction fans won't want to miss.

Thumbs up to Ms. Webb for this marvelous book.

You won’t be able to put the book down. 5/5

This book was given to me by Tall Poppy Writers and Sourcebooks via NetGalley for an honest review.

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