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Sweethearts since childhood, Ellie Hogan and her husband, John, are content on their farm in Ireland—until John, a soldier for the Irish Republican Army, receives an injury that leaves him unable to work. Forced to take drastic measures in order to survive, Ellie does what so many Irish women in the 1920s have done and sails across a vast ocean to New York City to work as a maid for a wealthy socialite.
Once there, Ellie is introduced to a world of opulence and sophistication, tempted by the allure of grand parties and fine clothes, money and mansions . . . and by the attentions of a charming suitor who can give her everything. Yet her heart remains with her husband back home. And now she faces the most difficult choice she will ever have to make: a new life in a new country full of hope and promise, or return to a life of cruel poverty . . . and love.
If you read "Ellis Island" you have to finish the trilogy with "City of Hope" and "Land of Dreams". Good reads.Published 1 month ago by Bee
This is a great story that will hold your attention to the very end. It takes place in the early nineteen hundreds and includes both Ireland and America. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ELLEN ARSENEAULT
I I enjoyed the part where she was in the US, but didn't like it that she went back to the dirt and filth she had come from. I really lost interest at that point.Published 1 month ago by Ruth F. Burgess
Interesting story. Not a major work of fiction, but it held my interestPublished 2 months ago by Patricia Lock
This a well written story, told as if it happened to the author but it didn't. If you like smooth writing in first person than this is a book for you.Published 2 months ago by retired reader
I enjoyed this book! I like it when the author mixes historical events with stories of fictional characters.Published 2 months ago by amott