Published by IndieDate Published: June 21, 2021
Genres: Historical Fiction
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A coming of age novel of loss, love and courage.
Ireland, 1848. Fourteen-year-old Rosaleen watches her mother die. Her country is reeling from the great potato famine, which will ultimately kill more than one million people. Driven by a promise and her will to survive, Rosaleen flees her small coastal town.
She eventually arrives in America at the birth of the industrial revolution and is filled with hope and a new sense of independence. Yet the more Rosaleen becomes a part of this new world, the more she longs for a community she lost and a young man she can’t forget.
Through a series of both heartwarming and tragic events, Rosaleen learns that she can’t outrun the problems that come along with being Irish. And maybe, she doesn’t want to.
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One thing on my bucket list is to get to Ireland. But, since that hasn’t happened yet, I am content to read books with Irish characters or centered around Ireland. Signed, A Paddy is just the perfect read for that! I loved Boyle’s writing and the way she instantly captured me was amazing.
This novel creates a historical debut that is filled with beautifully chiseled characters. They emotions they feel become the readers. The details that Boyle uses within the pages truly brings this story to life. I absolutely loved following Rosaleen from Ireland to America and all it entailed! She found her way into my heart to stay.
Boyle has become an author I will absolutely read again. She has a unique style and her characters pop off the pages and suck the reader into the heart of the story. This story is rich in the details of the time period, full of beautifully chiseled moments, full of love and finding oneself after tragedy. I loved the ending and absolutely can not wait until another book is released!