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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.
Normally I would consider a "Chick" book, but I found the narrative and description of Ellies's daily life and struggles between duty and desires for luxury interesting.Published 12 hours ago by gary luke
A good read, my grandmother came through Ellis Island, I didn't realize how scarey it must have been to a yound woman that couldn't speak English and had Pink Eye so was quantined... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed reading about Ellie. I was able to view visualize the struggles and she and so many people had to make while deciding to move to America. Read morePublished 8 days ago by MCole
This novel was interesting and acceptable until the end. It is worth reading in order to empathize with those who legally enter the United States .Published 9 days ago by M. Blanton
Great story I was riveted by the characters and the veracity of the storyline. My own family came through Ellis Island and I found the plot believable and heart wrenching.Published 10 days ago by MO
I really loved this book ,held my interest .It was a bit different than I expected butb a very good read !Published 15 days ago by patsy
I liked this book very much. The book tells a story of determination and perseverance and love of family. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Kyle Burris