Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Bishop Street by Rene D. Schultz

“Bishop Street” is a heartwarming and redemptive novel that captures the complex relationships between four orphans and their lifetime of challenges. It’s uplifting and with each turn of the page you fall more in love with the characters. 

Margaret Gray for the past twenty years has hidden behind a facade of normalcy. She wasn't always rich and famous. At the age of seven her mother abandons her on the steps of the Bishop Street Orphanage with a note pinned to her coat. Here, under the cruel tutelage of Sister Theresa, Maggie develops a powerful bond with her roommates, Elizabeth, Lucy and Randolph. Their close friendship fortifies them against the years of physical abuse, emotional torment, and manipulation that follow. 

Now, Maggie is thirty-nine and her nightmares are coming back. Despite a successful writing career and a flawless reputation, she is unable to keep all that she has built from crumbling around her. It’s been twenty years since she’s heard from her friends. Why didn't they answer her letters? Had they survived? Had Sister Theresa been right, or had she manipulated them all with lies, aiming to destroy their friendship, forever? 

Sister Theresa is dead and with nothing left to fear, Maggie hires Damon Depre, a private investigator to find her friends, and seek the truth. This starts her down a twisted path that will once again, test her strength of character. Will she find more than just her friends...

I was given this by the author as I had read a previous book DONE DEAL. 

This is a wonderful story of 4 friends who was growing up in an Orphanage and through the love and determination of 1 woman, they all come together in their hours of need.

I found Maggie who is an author and is a wonderful woman who wanted nothing more than to find her 3 friends who were like family. Elizabeth is a homebody with 5 wonderful children and a lovely husband and a lovely person. Randolph is a man who is so full of life now that he can buy whatever he wants after his upbringing. Lucy is the lovely woman who has problems with addiction, with love and help from her friends who are like family, she can get through anything.

I loved the characters and the way the story melded into what happens to each character and how they've over the obstacles in their lives.

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