Faye Green's focus on Ireland's history continues with this dynamic story of life after the famine. Annie Doyle leaves Portumna Workhouse to be nanny in an English Manor house in Northern Ireland while hoping to find her surviving children-scattered across Ireland and the globe.
THE IRISH WOMAN
"Phillip, our last unpleasantness is not our problem. Prejudice is the problem. The English attitude against Irish. I have married an Englishman. You have sired an Irish boy who, along with his daughter, have become my adopted family. That is unimaginably intertwined. Disrespect is just below the surface with you. We will not live each day in fear of your retribution because we are Irish in our own homeland."
Phillip Harker, Lord of Belle Grand Manor, knew who he was. He knew the smallness of his own character. He understood that the traditions of his titled status made no allowances. It was hard to have the Irish woman lay it out and make him accountable.