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Can she unlock the mysteries of the past?

A country at war.

It’s the summer of 1919, and Ellen O’Brien has her whole life ahead of her. Young, in love and leaving home for her first job, the future seems full of shining possibility. But war is brewing, and before long, Ellen and everyone around her are swept up by it. As Ireland is torn apart by the turmoil, Ellen finds herself facing the ultimate test of love and loyalty.

A long-buried secret.

A hundred years later and Clare Farrell has inherited a dilapidated old farmhouse in County Meath. Seizing the chance to escape her unhappy marriage, she strikes out on her own for the first time, hoping the old building might also provide clues to her family’s shadowy history. As she sets out to put the place - and herself - back to rights, she stumbles across a long-forgotten hiding place, with a clue to a secret that has lain buried for decades.

For fans of Kate Morton and Gill Paul comes an unforgettable novel about two women fighting for independence.

©2019 Kathleen McGurl (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • 16-05-2020

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loved the story. kept my interest, the reader did a nice job.will listen to more by this author.

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  • 31-08-2020

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EXCELLENT WRITER AND EXCELLENT READER! All her books are top quality. If you love genealogy then you will love the books by Kathleen McGurl !

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  • S. Christie
  • 02-04-2020

Average book

Neither good nor bad. Bit too much Irish history for my liking. Story was ok but very drawn out. Ends a bit to abruptly I felt. More details of Ellen’s story would have tied it much more neatly. An ok read but not a favourite of my Audible listens.

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  • 11-05-2019

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The female impersonating at least 15 people half of which were men was quite annoying.

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