Historical mystery, 1930s and 1960s
The novel follows two stories-- an albino girl, hidden in her family's attic, who is sold to the circus, and a young woman years later who inherits the family estate. The circus is brutal, the girl is alone. Over the course of the next 20 years, her story develops into one of resilience with hope always being almost within her reach. The young woman who inherits the estate has her own struggles. Each story is compelling alone, together they create a separate mystery.
The story saddened me by the cruelness of people and parents. It also gave more incidences of support, comradery, love, and hope. Ellen Marie Wiseman knows how to weave a plot that makes the reader feel while being absorbed in the story. Other books equally as good to check out by this author-- What She Left Behind, and The Orphan Collector.