"beautifully told story enriched with history, myths and a touch of magic"
Brigid and Daniel love each other, but Tommy O'Toole, a
meddlesome leprechaun causes the two to be forever
divided. It was 1873, when Daniel was arrested as a rebel
and deported to America.
Daniel's troubles take him to Pennsylvania Coal Company
and the Molly Maguires. Brigid is left behind in Ireland,
where loneliness and starvation are constant companions.
Tommy O'Toole is banished from his world until he can
redeem himself. In the twenty-first century, he finds that
possibility with Maggie and Galen.
Maggie Carroll's dreams are like a siren's call to
Ireland. On a whim, she enters a contest to win a trip to
the Emerald Island, never visualizing that she would end
up being one of the top contestants. As much as it pains
her to do so, she must turn down the offer for she has two
young children that need her at home. She can't in good
conscious go chasing after her dreams, but Galen Devlin
will not take no for an answer.
Galen Devlin works for Traveling Tour Company. To
encourage people to take their tours to Ireland, he starts
a promotion where a person is to describe in a brief
paragraph the reason for the `pipes' calling them back
home to the Emerald Island. Galen reads Maggie's
explanation and is charmed. Now all he has to do is
persuade the stubborn woman to come to New York by St.
Patrick's Day, where the final contestant will be chosen.
With a little bit of glamour from Tommy O'Toole, the
stories are told. True love is forever and some dreams do
Ms. Murphy has taken two stories: one, an Irish tale of
star-crossed lovers; another of destined soul mates, and
intertwined them into this beautifully told story enriched
with history, myths and a touch of magic. She truly is a
gifted Seanachaí (storyteller).
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted March 9, 2007