by Louise Gherasim



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/24/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781587215957

About the Book

The story begins in Ireland during the famine years 1846-47. This poignant novel tells of Finola O'Donnell's struggle to survive during those incredible years after the death of her mother and other members of her family. She eventually leaves Ireland and finds work in New Orleans where she becomes romantically involved with the son of a wealthy Irish immigrant.

Her lowly situation as the family housemaid forced the couple to elope. They sail around The Cape of San Francisco and again tragedy strikes

She meets and befriends such prominent figures as Lola Montez, the Freemonts, and others. It is the story of passion, drama and loves bittersweet and tragic.

About the Author

Born and raised in Ireland, Louise Gherasim came to this country in the 1950 s. She is a successful novelist, writing for adults, teenagers and children. Louise now makes her home in Oregon with her Romanian husband, after spending over thirty-five years in the classrooms of the world, teaching everything from art, music, history and philosophy to English Language and literature.