Novel for young adults, based on the 'baby farmers' of the 1890s who took unwanted children in for profit. Young Sarah discovers the woman she has been told is her mother has a dark secret, and so Sarah and her friend Will set off on a dangerous mission to find out the truth. Author's other publications include 'Strange Objects', a 1991 CBC Book of the Year and 'First Light', 1994 CBC Picture Book of the Year.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TeamDewey - LibraryThing
I found myself not caring about any of the characters except for Horace and that was only because he was a toddler. This book took a long time to get anywhere and then it just seemed to wrap up abruptly. Not a very satisfying read. Read full review
Review: Mama's BabiesUser Review - Jayna Pomsyda - Goodreads
This story had seemed to make think it was just and orphanage. Then the story line led to just be a regular home with children dying. This story is very dark and depressing. I liked it and it always got suspenseful. Read full review