Leaving Ireland (Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction Series)
Ann MooreISBN: 0786251913;
In the second installment in a historical trilogy that began with Gracelin O'Malley (2001), Moore's heroine, Gracelin, now wanted for murder in Ireland, is forced to leave her newborn son in the care of her father and sister-in-law, making the harrowing ocean crossing with her young daughter to join her brother, Sean, in New York. There she finds Sean deep into the politics of exile and busy raising money and arms for the fledgling Irish army. Although aware that she's lucky to find sanctuary in America, Gracelin is weary with the pain of abandoning her child, the death of her husband, and the destruction of her homeland. Resilient to the core, however, she perseveres, helping herself and others as Moore blends romance and adventure with memorable accounts of the brutal occupation of Ireland, the harsh reality of New York tenement life, and the comfort of family. Strong and likable characters and a well-paced story will make readers look forward to Gracelin's next appearance.
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