This book was very in-depth. It was easy to read, yet hit on so many many deep topics it was astonishing! This the story of almost an entire life, the life of a woman named Mary Freeman.
Better yet, this book has a great deal of a very real person's life that is the basis of this book. I was moved to tears more than once. I felt like I had been to Mary's home, and her country. I happen to have, among some other things, Irish, Scottish and English blood in my veins. That said I have not been yet to Ireland, Scotland or England. With this book I felt like I had gone there and watch a great part of many people's lives, and gave me another look at the pasts we all have to deal with. This was quite a moving book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University in 1977 with a B.S. in education. She taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, until she retired in 2006 to pursue writing full time. She has two grown children with her husband, Alan, and lives in Illinois.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Far away from her Irish home, Mary Freeman begins to adapt to life in Midwest America, but family turmoil and her own haunting memories threaten to ruin her future.
A shattered cup. Cheap tea. Bitter voices asking what's to be done with the "little eejit." Mary, an impetuous Irishwoman, won't face the haunting memories--until her daughter's crisis propels her back to County Clare. There, in a rocky cliffside home, Mary learns from former neighbors why God tore her from Ireland forty-five years earlier. As she begins to glimpse His sovereign plan, Mary is finally able to bury a dysfunctional past and begin to heal. Irish folk songs and sayings add color to the narrative.
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