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KLIATTThis historical novel completes the trilogy about a feisty and beautiful Irish immigrant, and readers of the first two books will certainly want to read this to find out how Gracelin's story is resolved. It begins in San Francisco, as Gracelin's journey with her two young children across the continent ends. It's just after the Gold Rush madness is over, and San Francisco is populated by people from all over the world. Gracelin is now about 25 years old, and she has tried to accept the death of her true love, Morgan, the father of her four-year-old son Jack; so she is seeking out Capt. Reinders, hoping that he will be willing to marry her to provide security for her children. She doesn't know that Morgan is still alive and searching for her—a parallel story as Morgan, with the help of Native Americans, makes his way from the wilderness of Canada to San Francisco. Moore adds a large subplot in this novel about a family from the slave-holding South. Gracelin works as a housekeeper for a doctor, whose sister suffers from mental illness. The uncovering of family secrets eventually heals that situation. Gracelin's brother Sean, who came with her to America and had left her to cross the continent with the Mormons, eventually finds his way to San Francisco and takes refuge among the Chinese, unfortunately gambling and smoking opium. Never mind, all is resolved wonderfully in the final chapters. Brother and sister find one another; Gracelin and Morgan are reunited. No one would be satisfied with this final book in the trilogy without reading the previous ones. Together, using one family primarily, the three books provide a panorama of the Irish immigrant experience in the mid-19th century.(The Gracelin O'Malley Trilogy, Book 3). KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2005, Penguin, New American Library, 394p., Ages 15 to adult.