Whether or not you enjoy Irish Folklore, this awesome Irish Series, based on factual happenings, is captivating and never boring! It is a very "moving" series. This is Book Two, but can easily be read as a stand alone without losing any momentum.
The best journey brings you home.
Boston 1849. As the famine that killed his wife and children rages in Ireland, Sean Deacey rescues an infant from an immigrant shipwreck and brings the orphaned boy to his sister Kathleen and her husband Jack to raise. Elated to become parents, their life is idyllic – until Ailish Sullivan arrives two years later claiming to be the child’s last living relative and demanding his return.
A legal fight ensues, and Sean befriends Ailish, determined to change her mind and keep her from destroying his sister’s family. But when friendship leads to compassion, he finds himself torn between the conflicting desires of both families. And as his feelings grow for a woman he knows he should not want and can never have, he faces a devastating choice – stand with his sister or follow his heart.
Award-winning author Pamela Ford explores the bonds of family as she takes readers on an uplifting emotional journey through grief, sacrifice, and the power of forgiveness. With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is known for creating stories that touch the heart.
Review by LAWonder10:
The very talented, Pamela Ford, captures the reader's interest with the very first page and the fervor and increases throughout the story until the very last page. Although some of the tale is somewhat predictable, the twists keeps the reader unsure.
This is a fact-based historical account of what many has forgotten, which is the gross mistreatment the Irish immigrants received (along with many other nationalities). With the Great Potato Famine, the Irish people were dying, by tens of thousands and felt in America they could survive. Many perished on the journey or shortly after arriving in the country. I am impressed with the amount of research the author has accomplished before writing this series.
Through this book I learned of a anti-Irish group I had never heard of who called themselves, Know-Nothings - The name alone indicates what a pathetic mindset they must have had.
This amazing story, written brilliantly, only touches on some of the challenges they endured. It is also a story of love, dedication, excruciating work, loyalty, strong values, sacrifice and forgiveness.
The characters are very endearing and the scenes portrayed in a manner, very easily visualized.
I love the Irish folklore an superstitions. They are so intriguing.
The Title is a little confusing to me but it is intriguing. The Cover image is eye catching,yet, the predominant image is also confusing, for it reflects only a brief comment in the whole story.
In spite of the Title an Cover Image, the book was so outstanding, I still offer a Five Stars rating
*This book was gifted me with no suggestion of a positive review. This is my honest review.
In the 1849s the Great Potato famine wiped out over a million Irish individuals and another million fled to other countries in desperation. Tens of thousands, managed to flee to America. Although many businesses refused to hire them, mainly factories, the railroads, and other servitude type jobs took advantage of them and most never cared of the dangerous conditions they placed the immigrantsin. Most lived in severe poverty. They were denied human respect and many legal "rights". Still, they persisted, rose above their circumstances and a little over hundred years later, a descendant of Irish Catholics became President of the United States.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot.
After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam spent many years as a copywriter and freelance writer before inserting a plot twist in her career path and writing her first book.
Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a Kindle Book Awards finalist, a National Readers' Choice Awards finalist, a Maggie Awards for Excellence finalist, and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist.
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