All of her life, Irish-American Moira Doherty has relished her mother's descriptions of Ireland. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira decides to fulfill her mother's wish that she become the teacher in Ballymann, her home village in Donegal, Ireland.After an arduous voyage, Moira arrives to a new home and a new job in an ancient country. Though a few locals offer a warm welcome, others are distanced by superstition and suspicion. Rumors about Moira's mother are unspoken in her presence but threaten to derail everything she's journeyed to Ballymann to do. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends--and the strength of Sean, an unsettlingly handsome thatcher who keeps popping up unannounced--as she seeks to navigate a life she'd never dreamed of . . . but perhaps was meant to live.
My Thoughts: This was a very enjoyable read. It is a story of a young woman who returns to her mother's homeland to pursue a career in teaching. It's a story of hardships and what people face when they come to a new country to live. Moira is a woman of strength and sticks to what she came to do no matter what happens. This is a story about listening to God and fulfilling the works that He has for us to do. I really enjoyed this book, it takes the reader to Ireland where we learn new customs and language. This is a truly enjoyable read.