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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 this book very much. The book tells a story of determination and perseverance and love of family. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kyle Burris
This is a very interesting and entertaining book that I really enjoyed. It took me back to my grandparent's time and what life was like back then. I highly recommend it.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good story, well written and can't wait to read the two which follow.Published 3 days ago by informed reader
first book in a trilogy of an Irish immigrant coming to America.
interesting and great read,comparing the two countries at that time
Good book. Happiness is not always where you think you might find it.Published 14 days ago by Margaret Hutchison
Really enjoyed this historical fiction, though the title confused me, as there is little about Ellis Island. Ellie arrives in New York from Ireland. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Suzi