Monday, January 24, 2022



Ireland, 1941, Kate lives on her family farm in Ireland taking care of her sick father.  While the war rages on Kate meets Tony who is an airman and an American.  They fall in love and Tony promises to marry her.  But then Tony leaves for duty and he promises her he’ll come back for her. Kate writes letters to Tony telling him that he has a baby girl named Eva.  But Kate never heard back from him, so she wonders if he is still alive.  Then the unimaginable happens, Eva is taken from Kate.  Kate promises Eva that she will never stop looking for her.  But time is running out, Kate must escape and find Eva before it’s too late.  

I was so taken with this story it was unputdownable and I read through the pages lightning fast.  I could not wait to see how the story was going to unfold.  I was pulled into the story from the very first page.  This book literally hit every emotion.  I was, happy, sad, heartbroken, hopeful, inspired and tearful.  What an absolutely amazing book.  I loved this story, it is truly a must read. 

Thank you Rachel Wesson for such a wonderful story.  I really enjoyed this story as it ignited every emotion.  I was completely engrossed in this story from beginning to end unable to stop until the very end.  I highly recommend it.



Rating: 5 out of 5.
Author:  Rachel Wesson 
Published by: Bookouture 
Publication Date: January 21, 2022 
Pages: 380 
Buy on Amazon 

With a broken heart, she sinks to the ground. Tears run down her face as the truth hits her. “You can’t do this. She’s my daughter, my flesh and blood. I’ll never stop looking for her. Never. No matter what you say or do, I’ll find her.” 

Ireland, 1941: While war rages across the world, Kate struggles on her family farm by the wild Atlantic Ocean. Living off rations and looking after her sick father, she doesn’t dare dream of falling in love.

But when she meets American airman, Tony, whose blue eyes are as stormy as the sea, her life collides with the war in ways she never imagined… They fall madly in love, stealing kisses in the rolling fields, and Tony vows to make her his wife.

Their time is cut short when Tony leaves for war, promising to come back for her. Only then does Kate learn she is carrying his child––but when her family find out, she is shunned and banished to a Magdalen Laundry.

Imprisoned in the home for unmarried mothers, where the windows are covered in barbed wire, the girls survive on scraps and sleep in a crammed dormitory. Kate writes to Tony to tell him about their child, but she never hears back… Is he even still alive?

And when she gives birth to baby Eva, Kate’s worst nightmare comes true: her precious child is sold to a stranger. But she made a promise to her darling daughter, and she’ll never stop looking for her. Can Kate escape, save her child and reunite her family before it’s too late?


Rachel Wesson is the author of several best selling series including her latest based on the Orphan Trains. Having always been a fan of history, Rachel tries to combine her love of history with a good story.

Rachel Wesson was born in Kilkenny, Ireland but considers herself to be from the capital, Dublin as that’s where she spent most of her life. Her dad brought Rachel and her two sisters out every Saturday to give their mother a break. He took them to the library and for ice-cream after. It took a long time for her sisters to forgive her for the hours she spent choosing her books!

She grew up driving everyone nuts asking them questions about what they did during the War or what side they were on in the 1916 rising etc. Finally her Granny told her to write her stories down so people would get the pleasure of reading them. In fact what Granny meant was everyone would get some peace while Rachel was busy writing!

When not writing, or annoying relatives, Rachel was reading. Her report cards from school commented on her love of reading especially when she should have been learning. Seems you can’t read Great Expectations in Maths.

After a doomed love affair and an unpleasant bank raid during which she defended herself with a tea tray, she headed to London for a couple of years. (There is a reason she doesn’t write romance!). She never intended staying but a chance meeting with the man of her dreams put paid to any return to Ireland. Having spent most of her career in the City, she decided something was missing. Working in the City is great but it’s a young person’s dream. Having three children you never see isn’t good for anyone. So she packed in the job and started writing. Thanks to her amazing readers, that writing turned into a career far more exciting and rewarding than any other.

Rachel lives in Surrey with her husband and three children, two boys and a girl. When not reading, writing or watching films for “research” purposes, Rachel likes to hang out with her family. She also travels regularly back home – in fact she should have shares in BA and Aerlingus.

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