Letters from a Patchwork Quilt Paperback / softback
by CLARE FLYNN
"A story of love, loss and tragedy; a heartbreaking and moving tale." Readers' Favorite.
From the author of A Greater World and Kurinji Flowers In 1875 a young man, Jack Brennan, from a large and impoverished Catholic family, refuses to be pushed into the priesthood and runs away to become a teacher.
Jack falls in love with Eliza Hewlett, but his dreams and plans are thwarted when his landlord's daughter, Mary Ellen MacBride, falsely accuses him of fathering the child she is expecting.
Rather than be forced to marry his accuser, Jack decides to run away to America with Eliza.
Just as the ship is ready to sail Jack is arrested and dragged from the ship, leaving Eliza alone en route to New York with just a few shillings in her pocket. 5 Star rated by Readers' Favorite "The story is different, original and touching.
It's interesting to read how the lives of Jack and Eliza unfold in different countries.
The plot is powerful, the characters are well sketched, memorable, and their personalities will remain in the minds of readers even after they finish the story. It's a story of love, loss and tragedy; a heartbreaking and moving tale where readers will wish to see Jack and Eliza reunited and happy together.
The narration is descriptive; it also speaks about the society that existed during that age and pulls readers into the story.
It's well written and the story is not predictable, making it a engaging read." "
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Cranbrook Press
- Publication Date: 01/10/2015
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780993332418