It Is New York City And The Civil War Is Brewing Norah McCabe, An Irish Immigrant Who Escaped The Famine As A Child, Is Now A Young Widow With A Daughter A Milliner, Struggling To Survive In Tumultuous Times, Norah Meets Abraham Lincoln, Befriends The Extraordinary African American Woman Elizabeth Jennings, And Assists The Underground Railroad Creating Hats For Runaway Slaves She Falls Headlong In Love With Edward M Knox, Son Of The Famous Hat Maker Charles Knox, But He Is Lace Curtain Irish And She Is Shanty Irish Edward Joins The 69th Regiment And Leaves For Battle Can Their Love Endure Through Class Differences And War And Then Norah Is Thrust Into The Chaos Of The Draft Riots Norah S Childhood Sweetheart, Sean O Connolly, Leaves New York To Avoid Conscription And Norah Misses Both Men She Eventually Travels To Gettysburg As A Journalist For The Irish American Newspaper And It Is On The Ghostly, But Reverent, Fields Of Gettysburg Norah McCabe Remembers The Famine Fields Of Ireland And Is Transformed But Now Where Will Norah Find Her Home This Is A Story Of Survival, Intrigue, Romance, As Well As Exploring The Conflict Of Irish Immigrants Thrust Into A War That Threatened To Destroy A Nation Mostly, It Is About An Irish American Woman Who Could Be Any Immigrant Today, Any Woman Today, Seeking To Create Beauty And Make Sense Of Her Life.
Cynthia Neale is an American with Irish ancestry and an Irish set dancer who loves to travel to Ireland and experience its beauty and haunting mystery She has long possessed a deep interest in the tragedies and triumphs of the Irish during the Famine She grew up in Watkins Glen, New York and now lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter The Irish Dresser is her first novel, and the s
- 270 pages
- The Irish Milliner
- Cynthia G. Neale
- 11 March 2017 Cynthia G. Neale