The Girls We Sent Away

Narrated by Susan Bennett
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Pub Date Mar 05 2024 | Archive Date Mar 12 2024
RB Media | Recorded Books

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Description

A charged novel set against the forgotten Baby Scoop Era of the 1960s following one southern girl and her fight against a system that’s determined to take her child away from her

North Carolina, 1960s. Lorraine has it all—the boyfriend, the good grades, the white picket fence, the ambition to become the first woman astronaut. But when she—the darling girl-next-door—becomes pregnant, she learns that love is conditional and ambition has its limits.

In an effort to hide their daughter’s secret shame, her parents send her away to a maternity home—a common solution for “wayward” girls during that time period. Lorraine soon realizes that instead of being a safe haven, the home forces unwed mothers to relinquish parental rights and place their babies for adoption. Lorraine must decide if she has the agency and power to fight to keep her baby or if she must submit to the rules of the society she once admired.

Set in the Baby Scoop Era, The Girls We Sent Away juxtaposes the breakthrough technologies of the Race to Space with the societal realities that kept women grounded.

A charged novel set against the forgotten Baby Scoop Era of the 1960s following one southern girl and her fight against a system that’s determined to take her child away from her

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Advance Praise

"Readers will be entranced as author Meagan Church steadily peels away the veneer of the era, revealing the dark underbelly of a secretive and unforgiving society." —Tracey Enerson Wood, internationally bestselling author of The Engineer’s Wife and The War Nurse

"Meagan Church’s The Girls We Sent Away, is such an important and vital story. With exquisite writing, Church exposes a murky little pocket of history, and a reprehensible practice that surely had a generational impact on families. Through her captivating and thought-provoking scenes, I became wholeheartedly invested in the outcome of her remarkable heroine, Lorraine Delford, cheering for her all the way." —Donna Everhart, USA Today bestselling author of The Saints of Swallow Hill

"Heartbreaking and heart stopping, The Girls We Sent Away is a beautiful exploration of what it means to be human and how resilient the human spirit is. Meagan Church weaves the absence of choices with the desires of the heart together in another page turner." —Leslie Hooton, award-winning author of The Secret of Rainy Days and After Everyone Else

"Readers will be entranced as author Meagan Church steadily peels away the veneer of the era, revealing the dark underbelly of a secretive and unforgiving society." —Tracey Enerson Wood...


Available Editions

EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9798891784802
PRICE $29.99 (USD)
DURATION 11 Hours, 45 Minutes

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