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As The Orphan Train Saga continues, Cindy and her mother continue to uncover the secrets in the journals that are hidden in her grandmother’s attic.
The story resumes in 1914, as young Tobias is forced onto the streets of New York City. Like so many other orphans of the era, he learns to lie, cheat, and steal just to survive. Armed with a silver tongue and his wits, Tobias
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Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published June 28th 2019 by Dorry Press
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E.A.
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton was just as good as the first book and kept me reading.

The second book in this fresh original series once again takes us back to a time long gone, and on an adventure that is both heart breaking, nerve wrecking and touching. I fell right into the easy writing style and the details of the era that this book takes place in. You can tell care and research went into making this book not only engaging and picturesque but, it makes this
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Angela
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Shameless is the second book in The Orphan Train Saga by Sherry A. Burton. This book is a continuation of the story we began back in “Discovery” (Book #1). This story follows Tobias, who we ‘met’ in the previous book. He is only young but has endured more hardship than anyone deserves to- suffering abuse and neglect due to the family’s impoverished existence- and soon found himself on the streets. But this is not where his story ends. We discover his connection/s to the Orphan Train and
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Jenni Bishop
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton is a continuation of the first book but is the telling of another of the characters. This tale is just as sad and made worse by the fact that there is truth behind the fiction. The history behind the Orphan Train is sad as it is fascinating. Whilst the characters are not real the children and their lives is very much so. Sherry has done a great job of incorporating it into a story that needed to be told.

Tobias, is only 5 years old
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Sara Oxton
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shameless by Sherry A. Burton a four-star read that will take you back. This is the second story in the Orphan Train Saga and the story and characters may be fictional they history behind it is real, it was something I had never heard of before starting this series but the more I look into it, the more it surprises me with its depth of history. I would definitely recommend you read the saga in order as the story does progress through. We get to hear more about Tobias in this story, from his hard ...more
Lisa
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From time to time there is a book that makes me have to gather my thoughts and feelings before I can even venture to write a review that explains the depth of what I have spent so many hours reading and imagining. Sherry Burton has done it again with the second book in her Orphan Train Saga, Shameless. If you are like me you never heard of the Orphan trains in school and how they were used to take homeless or unwanted children from the cities out west to families that wanted children.
I strongly
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Tausha Treadway
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton. I love these books! Each one leaves me wanting to read more. This is the second book in the series and these should be read in order. Its the continuing story of Cindy & her mom finding out that their grandmother/mother was an orphan on the infamous Orphan Trains. The Orphan Trains were used to take orphans and unwanted children West to people that wanted children. They have found tons of journals in the grandmother's attic. This ...more
Erin
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I give Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton, 5 stars.
*This review may contain spoilers from book 1.*

The story of the Orphan Train continues, this time we experience the story of Tobias, aka Mouse. At a very young age, he is left to fend for himself in the streets of early 1900s New York. He quickly learns the best ways for him to survive, and uses his wits and clever tongue to get what he needs. He learns never to trust anyone, and that having a heart will just mean it
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Laura Furuta
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2)
By: Sherry A. Burton
5 out of 5 stars

The story Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton is a historical fiction book. It is a story that pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let me go until the final page. It had my emotions going up and down the entire time that I read it. There are heartbreaking and heartwarming scenes in this book. I enjoyed reading about Tobias. His life is one that is a rough and tough one. At an early age, he
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Michelle Austin
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shameless was a good 4 star read and book two in The Orphan Train Saga series. This is an emotional read that will pull you right in. We continue with the story of the Orphan Train with Tobias’s story.

We start with Cindy and her mother finding all the journals and the keys for the boxes. As she and her mother start to read the journals, their relationship starts to change.

We meet Tobias in the first book and we get his story in this one. He has quickly learned how to survive on the streets and
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Heidi Eich Woodring
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless by Sherry A Burton is the second book on the Orphan Train Saga. This historical fiction book, grabbed me, held me, and was a book I did not want to put down. This book really played on my emotions from the sad scenes, to the happy ones, and I will say it was a ride that I didn’t want end. This book follows Tobias, born into a poor and abusive family, he never stood a chance and found himself on the streets at a young age. He was then taken and placed with a family in Indiana, when that ...more
Jana
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless is the second book in Sherry A. Burton’s series called The Orphan Train Saga. The writer has promised us 18 stories and if we can go by the first 2, we will have one heck of a ride! If you do not know much about the infamous Orphan Trains and placements of orphans, you will have an opportunity to learn about a chapter in America’s history!
The writer gives us an emotional story that leaves no eye dry – I had to put the book down so many times, I was afraid to continue reading as I knew
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Cindy
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless
The Orphan Train Saga
Book 2
By Sherry A. Burton


So the saga continues. As Cindy and her mother find and read grandmother's journals.You will read all about Tobias and his experience as a young child riding the orphan train. As well as his will to survive and become a man. You will find his story will keep you reading, as it did me.

I enjoyed reading Sherry A. Burton's Historical Fiction. Even though I don't usually read Historical books. Once I read the first book, Discovery. I needed to
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton is a historical fiction book that once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend reading the first book in this series if you haven’t already. I felt like I was on a emotional rollercoaster ride with my emotions all over the place. Some parts broke my heart while others warmed it. Tobias was born into a abusive family and found himself out on the streets at a young age. He did what he had to do to survive,soon
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Patricia
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Things aren't always as they seem.

While reading Discovery, I quickly disliked Tobias. It wasn't until reading Shameless that he was only trying, as you do when you love someone, to protect the one he loved. Sometimes in doing so, you end up hurting them instead. Life's unfortunate circumstances, lead Tobias to the path he took. What we sometimes see on the outside, isn't the whole story.
I highly recommend The first two books in, The Orphan Train Saga. Not only do they tell what the children's
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Anastasia
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series and I enjoyed it just as much as i liked the first. This is a continuation of the first book, and I highly recommend reading the books in order. In this book Cindy continues to search for the secrets in her grandmothers past. She never knew this woman but her past is intriguing. She has journals that her grandmother wrote about her life and the more she reads the more secrets she finds. In this book we also learn about Tobias and the struggles he went ...more
Julie
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless (The Orphan Train Saga Book 2) by Sherry A. Burton is a five star novel. Please read the first book in the series, Discovery, before picking up this one. This series is an awesome way to pick up on the history of our country in this time period. Many people have yet to discover the time of the Orphan Trains, and had no idea that this occurred in our more recent American history. As we travel through the life of Tobias, we really learn what life can be like for a young boy trying to ...more
Erica Fish
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless is the second book in the Orphan Train Saga books by Sherry A Burton. The story is a continuation of Cindy and her mother looking through her Grandmother’s secrets in her journal. We also get the story of Tobias (aka Mouse) and his life as an orphan and being apart of a gang. It is refreshing reading this story as it has some real historical markers with in the story. Sherry A Burton did an amazing job with keeping this story fresh and interesting.I love the roller coaster ride that ...more
Mirela
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless by Sherry Burton was a great extension of the first Orphan Train Saga. I would give this book a five out of five stars. I truly enjoy this series, there is something wonderful about Cindy and Linda reliving all of these stories. I did not know if I would be ready for Tobias’s story when the book started but I found myself hanging onto every word. I had a lot of the same thoughts that Cindy and Linda had as I was reading. The story flows really well and is easy to follow, the hard part ...more
Heather Lovelace
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Truthfully, with the first book, I was very unsure what I would find in its pages. I knew I was intrigued but was afraid I might be bored. The joke was definitely on me - I was astounded.

It’s follow up continues to hold the bar at a very high level. The characters continued to draw me in to the historical fiction in its pages and transport me back to a very different time.

Burton does a masterful job creating a universe and cast of characters that are intriguing, relatable, and captivating. The
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Bobbi Wagner
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series that I enjoyed just as much as the first. This is a continuation from the first book, I highly recommend reading in order. In this book, Cindy and her mother continue to find secrets hidden in her grandmother’s journals. We get to see Tobias journey and his struggles. I felt for him as he did what he needed to do to survive. I had a hard time putting this book down, I needed to see what was going to happen at the end. I highly recommend this book.
Rhonda Pulk
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shameless (The Orphan Train Series Book 2)
Sherry A.Burton
5 out of 5 stars

I am not usually an avid reader of historical fiction, but this book kept me on the edge of my seat. My heart broke for Tobias and the life he was forced to live. This story describes the harsh reality that is faced by more children than we may realize.
Ms. Burton has again led us into an exciting and emotional journey. If you haven’t read this series, I strongly recommend it! Grab your copy today!
Veronica Buckler
Phenomenal! Book two in this thought-provoking series was as great as the first! Tobias’ story took a turn when he met Melita. I feel he may have ended much differently had he not sacrificed so much to be near her and protect her. What a beautiful testament to love, even if it isn’t your traditional sweet story. Looking forward to the next book.
Marie Estes
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this is my favorite series, these books are great! Historical fiction is my favorite and this book does not dissappoint. Follow Tobias's story following his ride on the Orphan Trains and learn about the infamous Purple Gang from an inside perspective. I couldn't put down the first book, Discovery, and Sherry Burton has done it again- you won't be able to put down Shameless either!
Barbara Barr
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 was as good as the first one

This series is one of the best I have read, and I have read a lot over the years. This is a story that once you finish one book you can't wait for the next one to come out. If you are looking for a good, clean story, then this is the one for you
Donna Kale
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really great d series, looking forward to the 3rd one in December!
Sammie
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love these books! I can’t wait for the next one to see what happens next with these kids... a great read!
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Sherry A. Burton is the author of The Orphan Train Saga novels, a planned eighteen book historical fiction saga that revolves around the Orphan Trains. Books in the saga include Discovery, Shameless, and Treachery. Guardian-the fourth book in the saga- is expected to be released summer of 2020.

Sherry's fiction titles include Tears of Betrayal, Love in the Bluegrass, Seems Like Yesterday, The King
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