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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.
I liked the author's descriptions that brought the reader into the picture. I also liked the way she divided the time-line into segments of time from Ireland then in America and... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jan
The book really changed during the second part of the story. Eileen became selfish and unlikable. I think the story had great potential, but it lost its way halfway through.Published 10 days ago by A Customer
Enjoy stories about immigration when the goal was to live the American dream. This was good story with interesting outcome. Looks like first of a series.Published 12 days ago by Jim P
Loved the Irish history woven into the story. Wonderful story of love and friendship. Also liked descriptions of life in America contrasted with life in Ireland at the time.Published 13 days ago by Meghan Ireland
Good easy read. The descriptions take you and your imagination to another time and place. Sit back and enjoy the pages.Published 15 days ago by SDL
excellent story. Three of my friends are reading now and are enjoying this story. I also read the sequel to this book by Kerrigan.Published 17 days ago by Joyce A Pryor