Summary

In mid-nineteenth-century Ireland, charming Kathleen and dashing Michael harbor secrets and dreams. Imagining a life beyond the kitchen and fields of the wealthy family they both work for, they plot to leave their homeland, marry, and raise the child Kathleen is secretly carrying. The luck of the Irish, however, is not on their side.
Soon, they find themselves swept up in circumstances they never could have fathomed. Kathleen is forced to marry against her will and immigrate to New Zealand. Michael is imprisoned for rebellion and exiled to Australia. As time passes and their new lives march on, they long for those stolen moments in the lush green fields of their native land. And they both still dream of escape, with no idea of how close fate will eventually bring them.
©2016 Sarah Lark (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation © 2015 D. W. Lovett.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ellis on 27-05-17

great period drama on a subject little spoken of.

really enjoyed my listen of this book, about an era little spoken of today when men were sent to Australia rather than prison. loved every minute of this story

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3 out of 5 stars
By Kalenn Marshall on 19-03-17

Pleasant story

The storyline was entertaining & was nice to listen to while I walked my dog. A decent story with a satisfying ending.

At times the narrators poor accents for each character felt like listening to something from a bad west end stage play. But once I tuned this out the story was enjoyable.

Would have been great if the male characters were read by a male actor & female role by an actress.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Felicia Johnson on 21-04-16

Classic "What Might've Been"

This has to be the most FRUSTRATING book I've ever read, though not necessarily in a bad way. Without giving too much of the story, the way fate circles these 2 is almost torture. I spent the entire book going crazy wondering how it would turn out. It certainly keeps your attention to the end! :-)

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Too Happy on 24-03-17

A great book.

When you want to yell at the characters, you know you've fallen into the story.

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