Letters From a Patchwork Quilt
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 fulfil his dream of becoming a teacher.
Jack falls in love with another teacher, Eliza Hewlett, but his hopes 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 they are about 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.
From the back streets of industrial Middlesbrough to the brewery city of St Louis the book “transports you to the time and place – not just visually but with the smells, sounds and atmosphere.”
5 Star award Readers’ Favorite ” A story of love, loss and tragedy; a heartbreaking and moving tale. “
Review quotes – “A heart-wrenching and gripping story of love lost” “You are totally drawn into the characters and live with them, empathise with them and share their emotions” “I could almost feel the heat of the blast furnaces as I was reading” “Grab wine and chocolate and curl up with this riveting book of love, loss, tragedy and hope”.
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website – http://www.clareflynn.co.uk
Clare Flynn is a former global marketing director and has run a successful strategic management consultancy and a web-based business.
She has published three novels, A Greater World, Kurinji Flowers and Letters From a Patchwork Quilt. Both A Greater World and Kuriji Flowers are recipients of the BRAG Medallion and Letters From a Patchwork Quilt has received the 5 Star award from Readers’ Favorite.
Clare lives in West London, UK and loves to travel – often to research the settings for her books. She also loves to dabble at watercolour painting and is an avid reader.