by Patricia Hopper


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ISBN-13: 9781532766336
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 837,886
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Kilpara 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have a taste for the bygone days of family sagas, the quixotic ways in which 19th Century events unfolded, this novel will not disappoint you. One day the main character, Ellis O'Donovan, is planning his bright future in post-Civil War Baltimore, only to find out the next day that he is being dragooned into escorting his dying mother to her ancestral home in Ireland. His keen disappointment over lost opportunities for romance & riches in gilded-age America is somewhat lessened by the rigors of the voyage, the curious reality of old-world Ireland in the 1860s, and his personal experience of being plunged into the amazing gulf between the aristocratic English and the luckless, landless natives of western Ireland. What happens next are the surprising developments that cause Ellis to discover himself in the act of defending his mother's dying wishes in this quaint land. A superb story-teller, Patricia Hopper has fashioned a tale that brings to life the characters and events of remote, rural Ireland in the nineteenth century, and the result is picturesque and pleasing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 19th century historical fiction has all the enjoyable elements of the genre with a twist. It was a lovely, enjoyable read and I look foward to reading more books by this author.