In her stateside debut, Kerrigan tells a familiar tale of an independent-minded woman born before her time. Childhood friends in early. Review: Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan. June 26, by Anna. ellis island. Source: Review copy from Harper Rating. Not indeed that I had been. Rural Irish girl Ellie loves living in New York, working as a lady’s maid for a wealthy socialite. She tries to persuade her husband, John, to join her but he is.

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We see the story from Ellie’s point of view, and what struck me was that her voice is Irish, but not overly so. We shared a friendship and a love that isn’t known until you find it keerigan your best friend like John Hogan and Ellie Flaherty. The second quibble I have is with Ellie’s husband, John.

I really wasn’t too sure which decision Ellie would take, which is unusual as I generally see plot twists coming a mile off. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I need some books for the Ireland challenge — this one and City of Hope look like they may me a good choice — it seems similar to Brooklyn, thanks for the review. Three years later, Jate has made a life for herself in Kegrigan. Ellie had to get money so her husband John could have an operation to repair the damage done during an Irish insurrection.

Ellis Island 3 books.

Ellis Island (Ellis Island Trilogy, book 1) by Kate Kerrigan

Ellie takes the opportunity of a job in service in New York City and plans to work there for a year to earn enough money for an operation to repair John’s hip to enable him to walk and work again.

This book was an oerrigan read, with a nicely-constructed, fast-moving plot.

I remember wondering what it would feel like to be waiting iate someone, and Kerrigan crystalizes that feeling through Ellie. Ultimately, the story is much richer for it.


Ellis Island

No trivia or quizzes yet. The book did improve somewhat for me in Part Three, with the story taking on a bit more depth, but not nearly enough to make up for Part Two.

One of those that I stayed up late to continue, and woke up early to finish. Diary of an Eccentric writings of an eccentric bookworm. Ellie proved to be a brave and realistic heroine and her love story with husband John was tender and beautiful. Even using the first-person narrative, Kerrigan was able to portray a cast of well-developed characters and rich landscapes.

Readers of historical fiction, as well as fans of the novels of Frank Delany and other Irish themed works, will adore their time spent on Ellis Island. In fact, Ellis Island played a rather small role in the scheme of things, which I found odd. I am anxious to get the 2nd book to see which path the main character takes.

Ellis Island (Ellis Island, #1) by Kate Kerrigan

Living a ellid that he considers proper he wants eolis the best ethical life for Ellie, however when Ellie sees fit to fall in love with John and runs away to get married, it will create a dividing line for Ellie between her and her family. Ellis Island would make an excellent book club read as the plot easily lends itself to discussion.

She makes her way back, intending to stay just a few months.

This was a well-crafted, well-written story, but I can’t give it more than three stars because of how utterly unlikeable I found the heroine, Ellie. I hoped that Ellie would never return to America. I was glad that things worked out so they stayed together. I would have preferred to have been left wondering what decision Ellie would make – whether to embrace her newfound life in New York or return to her childhood sweetheart and the hardships of her native Ireland.


I just have trouble seeing it.

Lists with This Book. Ellie’s spent her childh All of us dream someday to find the perfect person to marry.

Book Fiend rated it it was amazing Shelves: The title should be at least 4 characters long. We ellie seem to think about people coming to America seeking a new and better life. John is sweeter than all g This is not really about Ellis Island. This hook is memorably on display kqte the museum, and if you do there, make sure to take the audio or docent tour to get the most out of your visit.

Then he is seriously injured as a soldier in the IRA, and they soon sink into poverty.

I found the way the author treats the fight for independence particularly unsatisfying. Indeed should they be compared at all given that they are most definitely two different genres?

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islsnd The novel was well written but unfortunately it was very predictable! I was really enjoying it up until the end. Most characters smoke or engage in social drinking. The House on Willow Street. But I also understood John’s position and his reasons to want Ellie to come back to him and the I really enjoyed this book.

My main problem with this book is not the book itself but the excess of information we are given on the back cover. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Summer at the Star and Sixpence. Notify me of new posts via email.