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This "elegantly written" trilogy follows an unforgettable Irish heroine from the potato famine through immigrating to America (Eileen Goudge). "An epic saga that sweeps you into the life of a remarkable woman," Ann Moore's trilogy of breathtaking historical novels covers Gracelin O'Malley's life from the 1845 Famine and the Young Ireland movement to the mass emigration to America, culminating in the wild frontier of 1850s California (Romantic Times). Through it all, Gracelin's indomitable spirit and Moore's "vivid historical detail" prove most hauntingly memorable (Kirkus Reviews). Gracelin…mehr

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This "elegantly written" trilogy follows an unforgettable Irish heroine from the potato famine through immigrating to America (Eileen Goudge). "An epic saga that sweeps you into the life of a remarkable woman," Ann Moore's trilogy of breathtaking historical novels covers Gracelin O'Malley's life from the 1845 Famine and the Young Ireland movement to the mass emigration to America, culminating in the wild frontier of 1850s California (Romantic Times). Through it all, Gracelin's indomitable spirit and Moore's "vivid historical detail" prove most hauntingly memorable (Kirkus Reviews). Gracelin O'Malley: As the potato famine devastates Ireland, Gracelin openly defies her English husband by feeding the desperate souls who come to their door, and secretly sides with the rebels who call themselves the Young Irelanders-including her beloved brother, Sean-as they fight to free their homeland from the yoke of English rule. "Lyrical, pitch-perfect prose . . . Historical fiction at its finest." -Publishers Weekly Leaving Ireland: Forced to flee Ireland, Gracelin takes her young daughter with her on an arduous transatlantic voyage to New York City. As she tries to make a new life for herself and her daughter, she reunites with her brother and befriends a runaway slave, getting swept up into the volatile abolitionist movement. "Moore blends romance and adventure. . . . Strong and likable characters and a well-paced story will make readers look forward to Gracelin's next appearance." -Booklist 'Til Morning Light: With her two children, Gracelin travels to post-Gold Rush San Francisco to meet the sea captain who has proposed to her. But when she arrives, he is nowhere to be found. Although destitute in a dangerous city, Gracelin vows to make a secure life for her children and find her brother. "Readers who have been following the story of Gracelin O'Malley will be thrilled with the concluding volume in Moore's trilogy." -Booklist
Autorenporträt
Ann Moore was born in England and grew up in the Pacific Northwest region of Washington State. An award-winning author, Moore holds a master of arts from Western Washington University. Her trilogy of historical novels-Gracelin O'Malley, Leaving Ireland, and 'Til Morning Light-has been published internationally and enjoys a wide readership of enthusiastic fans. Moore and her family live in Bellingham, Washington.