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The Irish Girl Paperback – September 1, 2014
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As a historian (local/national USA) and editor-in-chief of a literary magazine Lisa J. Lickel has proven ability to skilfully interweave beautiful word pictures.
Although ‘The Irish Girl’ in the ‘First Children of Farmington’ series is presented as a 24 pages work of fiction, this talented author has researched historical details to present this interesting and informative story.
The people portrayed in this book will be of interest to children and adults. USA has strong Irish communities who will relate easily to the characters in this book.
The main character Ann Riley was reportedly the first child born of European or American settlers in the community. In later life she/ Anna Susanna Riley became a seamstress and then a nun. She joined the Brown Franciscans and went to live in their brand new convent in what is now Campbellsport, Wisconsin. Her new name as a new was Sister Mary Margaretha. She died of tuberculosis, it is assumed, when she was 44, February 14, 1890, and is buried at St. Matthew's in Campbellsport. See the church website for further details.
I give ‘The Irish Girl (First Children of Farmington Book 6)’ five stars. In common with the other books in this series Lisa gives us a great story and thought-provoking, memorable works.
I give this book five stars because I like the history that is woven into the story which I believe will appeal to children. Great story!!