- File Size: 2526 KB
- Print Length: 161 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (April 19, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 19, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XMXFY9X
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Words and Dreams: sequel to Forged by Love Kindle Edition
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That’s when she meets O’Hare, the leader of the fight against injustice and unfair treatment for the Irish working class.
An idea to keep her job and make a name for herself, a gravity pull towards the charming O’Hare and the backdrop of the growing fight for social equality set the tone of this book.
This was to be my first read by Ms. Strickland, but when I set to start this book, I found out there was a previous novella and I read it first. IMO, it only enhanced my perception of the quality and beauty of her writing and made the reading of Dora’s story so much better.
I really enjoyed this book. I was totally taken by the use of the language and the simplicity of the story which remains a beautiful, clean historical romance. I loved both Dora’s and O’Hare’s characters, their strengths, passion for their beliefs and the fight in both of them in order to defend their principles, ideas and those they care about.
I previously read Forged by Love and will definitely go back to read the first book in the series.
*An ARC was given in exchange for an honest review*
This story surrounds the Irish immigration. The Irish were thought to be courser, lower humans, often deep in their cups, bearing babies one after another, then whining they couldn’t afford to feed them. Never mind, they were forced to work for untenable low wages.
This is a love story between a young Irish woman name Dorothea has come to Boston to be a reporter, and a young Irish man who calls himself Hare O’hare, a young man who fights for the rights of his people.
Dorothea convinces the publisher of a rag newspaper to let her write pieces on the tensions between the Irish and English in Boston. He agrees because it will sell papers. And it does. But it also puts Hare in great danger.
I loved their time in Boston the best. When they returned to Michigan, my interest slowed a bit, but all in all, I thought it a very fine story and the ending pleased me.
I received an ARC for an honest review
I give this 4.5 stars rounding UP to 5 stars.
Yet when Dorthea has a chance of interviewing Hare O'Hare, the infamous Irish rebel and leader of the Irish Labour force she wonders if her luck is about to change. Yet Dorthea has no idea how much her life is about to change and how her idea may be used against her and put her and Hare's life in more danger than they could have imagined.
This was a great story about a woman who really wants to achieve her dreams and is tired of being used and hit on and having to put up with it if she wants to keep her job. I hate how she was used by the Winton's through the book and they only accepted her proposals when they thought it could make them money.
Dorthea had a huge heart and wanted the real side of Hare to come out and for everyone to learn why they were upset with the unequal pay and other issues. Yet she found herself attracted to Hare and wanting to really help him with his cause but it ended up putting him in more harm.
Hare was fighting a noble cause and I was surprised as he wasn't even straight off the boat from Ireland. Yet his heart was in the right place and he wanted to fight from injustice and the Irish immigrants. He knew the moment he met Dorthea that he would do anything for her and wanted to protect her from everything that she may come up against.
I really liked this story with it talking about the social injustice that many immigrants and minority groups faced when trying to start over in a new country. The book discusses everything but not in a "preachy" manner.
I was totally surprised by the link between the pasts of Dorthea and Hare and I found it took a little away from the story as it was almost like they needed to stick some extra drama into the story.