Anne Gallagher grew up with stories from Ireland. Not all the family secrets but enough of Irish history for her to love her roots. When her grandfather lay dying his last wish was his ashes to be sprinkled over the Lake or Lough of his birth. Though his death was inevitable, when it happens she is devastated and goes to Ireland wanting to also find something for herself of her history.
Going across the lake Anne is pulled into another time going back decades to when her grandfather was a little boy, and she his mother. Convoluted as it is, her absence and then her presence in Ireland draws the suspicion and questions of where she disappeared for five years and what her intentions are now. With her husband Declan dead, Ireland in continuous strife, Anne is drawn towards the calm, enigmatic Doctor Thomas Smith. How she is going to balance what she knows of the future, what she knows of her own life in America and can she decide to stay back in the past, or move back into her future is the question here.
Drawn into a history of which she has a little knowledge only, Anne is literally torn into two. To give her son the protection and love he needs in the absence of his father and to return the love shown by Thomas and then her other life as a successful writer in New York.
A very intense love story. Plenty for the history aficionados. This was a wonderful read.
Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Lake Union Publishing.
I LOVE time travel love stories. This sounds incredible; great review!ReplyDelete
It sounds like this is done very well. I can tell you loved it.ReplyDelete
Sounds lovely, thanks for sharing your thoughtsReplyDelete
Wonderful review - thanks! Cheers from Carole's chatterReplyDelete