A lonely girl who dreams of an impossible future.
A sullen boy with a troubled past.
Together, with a stained glass angel, they form a bond that shelters them from the cruel indifference of life in a church-run orphanage in the 1950s.
When a "secret game" leads to the unthinkable, a choice must be made that no mother, real or imagined should ever have to face.
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We meet a lonely young girl, Rebecca Dolores Kingsley, whom everyone calls Dot. She was left, by her mother, at the orphanage the day after she turned eight, in 1952. We see a year in her eyes at the orphanage shortly after turning fourteen when Kenny first shows up, and learns things the hard way at this church orphanage. Dot decides to take him under her wings and nurture him in this rough place and world. Dot cares for Kenny like 'her baby' when others are not so nice. But, in the end, who helps take care of who more? Maybe they both care for each other. Oh my! All I can say is POWERFUL! This book is not my normal genre of reading, but seeing Sarah-Jane Lehoux was the author, I had to read it. Sarah is powerful in her words and creations, and this book surpasses that thought. Dot is a lonely girl in a church orphanage. Things are not so kind there, and with developing into a young woman Dot is scared she will be kicked out and she has no idea what's out in the world for her, or what she would do. This story is told by Dot, during a very trying, and pivot point in her life, and of Kenny's. When they need it, which seems to become more and more some days, they use a little alcove Dot found that is behind trees and looked down upon by a stained glass angel, Dot's angel and her sanctuary. The bond between Dot and Kenny is so strong. He loves her and she thinks him her little boy. This relationship is warming and heart aching at the same time. But they need each other, and comfort each other more and more as time goes; with the other boys and girls in the orphanage. I felt for these kids. They are growing up in a time that is very strict in many thoughts and believes. They have to deal with things and feelings no child should have to. I worried for these kids. Things got bad, then things would ease, and then it got worse. Such a powerful tale to think on, and talk about.