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Review: The Search for the Madonna

The Search for the Madonna by Donna Alice Patton is one of the most refreshing books I've read in a very long time. The story evolves around twins Maggie and Em during the Depression as they live with an aunt on a farm. Maggie, the main character, tries so very hard during the tale to maintain her faith even though money woes have divided her family, with her parents working elsewhere while she and her twin help their aunt. Backdropping the delightful story is a mysterious family legend about a missing Madonna and so much money, Maggie can't grasp how much it is, only that her aunt says they'll never want for anything again. Firstly, I want to say, I know Donna and know how much of her own heart she put into this book. Her hard work is evident as the reader learns so much about the Depression years, of how people did so much with so little. She never cheats on little details like how most people walked instead of driving cars or their main source of entertainment were radio…