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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To ask other readers questions about Ellis Islandplease sign up. By the end of the story, Ellie came to realize the simple truth of who she was. I received Ellis Island from Harper for review.

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Oct 19, Diane marked it as to-read. The first half of the novel follows the traditional story-telling format. John refuses to leave Ireland, so Ellie faces a dilemma when she is called back to see her ailing father before he ells.

Poverty and ellid will drive you to make decisions that otherwise you thought impossible. You are commenting using your WordPress. May 08, Misfit marked it as thinking-about-it. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. From the title I too thought Ellis Island would figure a little more prominently but it sounds good anyway.

Whilst she is amazed by the modern conveniences of her new home running water and electricity have yet to hit rural Ireland. Oct 25, Bert rated it really islsnd it.

She boards a ship and arrives at Ellis Island, lost, alone, scared, confused I actually enjoyed the first pages, where the main characters are still kids. John is steadfast in his conviction to stay so she is forced to decide if she stays with the love of her life, or leaves him to chase another life with a different man. She is introduced to modern conveniences like electricity, toasters, and warm showers. The reader can feel the tension as ancient antagonisms against the British rule sparks the revolution and call for home rule.


Diary of an Eccentric writings of an eccentric bookworm. We also must always remember each of us came from somewhere else to make a life in America. The times were difficult, living conditions were horrendous and yet there was always a dream of something better, the hope of a different life and drive to make love last.

Jul 14, Mary Gramlich rated it it was amazing. View all 3 comments.

There she is faced with the decision of which way her life will turn. Kate Kerrigan is an author living and working in Ireland. May 07, MaryannC. The Woman Who Upped and Left: Paperbackpages. When the Cypress Whispers. At the beginning, I wasn’t really into this book. But I also understood John’s position and his reasons to want Ellie to come back to him and their home country.

Maybe this was supposed to show an internal conflict but I just found it a bit annoying. They really are worth giving a try.

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Ellie loved John beyond measure and had since childhood so this sacrifice was one she is willing to make if only for a year.

Thank you to Mary Sasso from Harper Perennial for my review copy! Aug 05, Jade Keller rated it really liked it. She saw the romance of America and was seduced by ellis. Then kerritan is seriously injured as a soldier in the IRA, and they soon sink into poverty.


I eellis wasn’t too sure which decision Ellie would take, which is unusual as I generally see plot twists coming a mile off. In fact, Ellis Island played a rather small role in the scheme of things, which I found odd. Thanks so much for the review. Ellie was truly a good woman and faithful wife.

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That ending was so frustrating!! The Language of Flowers. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Anyway, this does sound good! Ultimately, the story is much richer for it. I don’t think she kerrigan loved him. I think one more book will wrap things up nicely.

All of us dream someday akte find the perfect person to marry. Cancel reply Enter your comment here I couldn’t sympathize with her decision elkis leave her husband and go off to America this is not a spoiler, this is on the back of the book and she st 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. Thank you for your patience and understanding.