Galway, Ireland. 1941: While war rages across the world, Kate
struggles on her family farm by the wild Atlantic Ocean. Living off
rations and looking after her sick father, she doesn’t dare dream of
falling in love.
But when she meets American airman, Tony, whose blue eyes are as stormy as the sea, her life collides with the war in ways she never imagined… They fall madly in love, stealing kisses in the rolling fields, and Tony vows to make her his wife.
Their time is cut short when Tony leaves for war, promising to come back for her. Only then does Kate learn she is carrying his child––but when her family find out, she is shunned and banished to a Magdalen Laundry.
Imprisoned in the home for unmarried mothers, where the windows are covered in barbed wire, the girls survive on scraps and sleep in a crammed dormitory. Kate writes to Tony to tell him about their child, but she never hears back… Is he even still alive?
And when she gives birth to baby Eve, Kate’s worst nightmare comes true: her precious child is sold to a stranger. But she made a promise to her darling daughter, and she’ll never stop looking for her. Can Kate escape, save her child and reunite her family before it’s too late?
About The Author
The atrocities that were committed in the name of the church, and condoned by the Irish government, unreal, and yet, yes, this is a fictional book, but if you read the author’s notes, it is based on fact.
The story is wonderfully done, and you will feel like your walking in Kate’s shoes, and unfortunately, all that she had to endure.
I loved how far that author brings us into the lives of those we soon care about, and even with the conclusion, she shares these characters with us, so we are left without questions as to what happened.
This is not my first book by Ms Wesson, and it will not be my last.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bookouture, and was not required to give a positive review