- File Size: 2526 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1509213260
- 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
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,036,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dorothea Sinclair left her hometown in Maine to pursue a career in journalism at a Boston newspaper. When she arrived at her new job, she found herself delivering tea and warding off advances from her boss's son instead of reporting news. Finally at the end of her rope, a tall dark stranger helps her pull it back together and gives her fresh purpose.
Hare O'Hare -- which of course isn't his real name, but that's not important right now -- was born in the United States, but his mother was a poor Irish immigrant and he relates with the immigrant plight. A tradesman by day, he also helps organize the dock workers who seek equal pay and fair treatment. With Somewhat of a Robin Hood-type legend, O'Hare gets a lot of blame and bad press.
Dorothea sees an opportunity for him to tell his side of the story, and in the process make a name for herself as a reporter. But not everyone in Boston is happy with either of those outcomes, and there are forces determined to keep both the Irish and women in their proper places as second class citizens.
Words and Dreams is an interesting, well-written read, and kept me turning pages and rooting for both justice and a happily ever after. The glimpses of the everyday work life from two hundred years ago were truly fascinating, as so many historical novels are set in the lives of upper-class heroines with social --but not necessarily societal -- woes.
This is a sweet romance, with barely a kiss let alone any sizzle, but an engrossing read nonetheless. If you like your historic romance with more history than heat, give Words and Dreams a try. Trust me. You won't be sorry!
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.