Shanty Gold

Shanty Gold

by Jeanne Charters

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Shanty Gold by Jeanne Charters

...Exciting...Gripping...Kirkus Reviews

In 1849's famine-ravaged Ireland, thirteen-year-old Mary Boland is found lying mostly dead on the side of the road to Cork Harbor, Queenstown, Ireland. She just buried her mother and baby sister after they both died of starvation. Now she is headed for Boston to find her father-- no matter what. Raped and beaten by the evil crew of The Pilgrim's Dandy, she is rescued by a fifteen-year-old Negro slave who had been used in like manner for some time and had vowed to throw himself to the sharks that very night. Together they survive the harrowing two and a half month trip, helping others as well. Their friendship is the key to the new world for both of them, carrying them through hardships and trials, and eventually to happiness.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150851948
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Series: Daughters of Ireland , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jeanne Charters lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband. She is the mother of five daughters who all somehow inspired her character Mary Boland. In Charters’ first iteration, Mary was the start of a novel called Daughters of Ireland, the first of four generations of women. Writing class instructors and published authors alike told her, “Each of these women deserves her own book.” They were right. So, she started over and told Mary’s story in Shanty Gold. The next woman’s story is half written and will be called Lace Curtain, and then the third, Silk Stockings.

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Shanty Gold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite In a fantastic read by debut author Jeanne Charters, Shanty Gold, the story of a young Irish girl, Mary Boland, will captivate readers from beginning to end. Taking place in 1849, the story begins with Mary being found almost dead alongside a road. The great famine is in full swing, and Mary had just buried her mother and sister, both of whom succumbed to starvation. Mary needs to find her father, and is determined to get to Boston to do so. She ends up getting assaulted by the crew of the ship carrying her to the New World, but is befriended by a young black slave boy. Together they survive the long journey and make it to the New World, where they hope their dreams will come true. I so enjoyed reading Shanty Gold. Author Jeanne Charters has done an absolutely wonderful job in creating a story line and characters that her readers will connect with, relate to, and continue to think about long after the book is done. If that isn't a hallmark of a wonderful writer, I don't know what is. When I picked up Shanty Gold, I intended to only read a few chapters and then pick up again the next day. Well, several hours late into the night, and I was finishing the last page. I simply could not put it down. Any reader who enjoys historical fiction or simply a great read would love Shanty Gold. I highly recommend this book, and I am certainly hopeful that author Jeanne Charters is already hard at work on her next book. I, for one, will be waiting for the next offering from this author.