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City of Hope

City of Hope

Author(s): Kate Kerrigan

Location(s): County Mayo, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

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An uplifting, inspiring and heart-warming story of a woman truly ahead of her time. Of loves lost and found, of courage and determination. It is the 1930s and when her beloved husband, John, suddenly dies, young Ellie Hogan decides to leave Ireland and return to New York. She hopes that the city’s vibrancy will distract her from her grief. But the Depression has rendered the city unrecognisable – gone is the energy and party atmosphere that Ellie once fell in love with, ten years before. Ellie plunges headfirst into a new life pouring all her passion and energy into running a home and refuge for the homeless. In return they give her the kind of love, support and friendship she needs to try and overcome her grief. Until, one day, someone she thought she’d never see again steps through her door. It seems that even the Atlantic isn’t big enough to prevent the tragedies of the past catching up with her . . .

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This is a delightfully written and engrossing book, that brings to life both Ireland and the city of New York, post Black Thursday (Wall Street Crash) in 1929. The detail seems well researched and...

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