Two parallel stories with the barest hint of interconnection between them. At least that’s how it seemed to me. One thing though, it did get me to wiki ‘orphan train’. I only read this story because it reminded me vaguely of an article that I read about children being shipped to Australia and I thought it would be interesting. It was but not in the way I thought it would be: full immersion in historical details. I got distracted from the history because of the modern day plot.