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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June 29, Semicolon. Who has the time for all of these trilogies? This was a kedrigan, well-written story, but I can’t give it more than three stars because of how utterly unlikeable I found the heroine, Ellie. My one complaint had to do with Ellie’s flip flopping about John. Ellis Island 3 books. June 28, Imprint: Was it about Irish history of the ?

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

She writes a weekl Kate Kerrigan is an author living and working in Ireland. Though set in the s, her struggle between independence and family loyalty, between a modern life in Islanr York and a traditional life back in Ireland, is one that many women today will relate to. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: It is filled with vivid descriptions of an immigrant’s journey to find a new life and prosperity in America. Other than that, Ellis Island is an engaging glimpse of the past.

Oct 13, Roz rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of it was narration, some of the story was told in letters but there eplis huge Based on the description I couldn’t wait for this book to be released and was very excited to start reading once it kerrrigan into my kindle. I liked the way they tried to be together, overcoming the limits of the rural society they lived in. Seeing an opportunity to help John with paying for an expensive surgery to make him walk again, Ellie sees no choice but to head to America long enough to make John well again.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. She sends John a ticket for him to come over but he refuses. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Summer at the Star and Sixpence. She’s unhappy but then seems to accept the simple rural life with John. Uhm… Maybe I was expecting too much, but where this story pre I picked this story because kaye presents a few elements I like: Want to Read saving….

Not every one stayed in America.

I highly recommend this book. But the lessons she claimed to learn in the epilogue? Living a life that he considers proper he wants only 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.

I was on her husband John’s side the entirety of the story, was more than a little angry at the inclusion of a love triangle, and was relieved when the story was finally over and I no longer had to read about the flippant, materialistic Ellie Hogan.

In fact, I often had to remind myself that I was reading historical fiction and not a true account. Ellie likes her independence, and likes the niceties of New York electricity, beautiful clothes, appliances and convenient foods.

The only reason Ellie went to America was to earn money to pay for John’s necessary surgery. I wanted Ellie to grow a backbone and leave him! At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In islznd, John, her husband becomes injured fighting for the Irish Republican Army.

The characterisations were good but sometimes a little shallow; Ellie’s mother, in particular, frustrated me. Ellie makes the tough decision to take a job in New York in order to send back enough money for his operation. Open Preview See a Problem? It just proved how deep their love for each other was. I found myself wanting to marry him myself I just have trouble seeing it.

This story is compelling and draws you in because it is written so that you feel the emotional pain and stress these people are going through. Anyway, this does sound good! But, by about a quarter or so of the way into the novel, the author really hits her stride and starts developing the setting and characters in far more detail and her world really begins to come alive, full of dimension and peopled with characters one katr cares about.

Will she stay and rebuild her life with her husband in Ireland, or will she return to her new life in NYC? Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. I won’t go into too much detail here, but he was such a lovely, engaging character at the beginning.

I truly enjoy a true romance and John and Ellie’s love was one of the best love stories I’ve ever read. She makes her way back, intending to stay just a few months. You are commenting using your Facebook account.