The Lonely Hearts Hotel

Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)

Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914.  Before long, their talents emerge, earning them both adoration and hatred.  Pierrot is a piano prodigy; scrappy Rose can light up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy.  While forced to travel around the city performing clown routines to raise funds for their orphanage, the children fall in love with each other.  They also make plans for a sensational future together, dreaming of the most provocative circus show the world has ever seen. Continue reading