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Characters Ú The Girl Who Came Home Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman Ireland 1912 Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic hoping to find a better life in America For seventeen yeThe Titanic that she's harbored for almost a lifetime the revelation gives Grace new direction and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long agoInspired by true events The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendan. When the Titanic sank in April 1912 most of the passengers from steerage did not survive This fictionalized story is based on the true account of the Addergoole Fourteen—a group of people from Lahardane village in County Mayo Ireland They left Ireland full of hopes to begin better lives in America However only a few survived to make it across the AtlanticThis poignant story combines fact and fiction and brings the story of one fictional survivor to life Seventeen year old Maggie Murphy sailed for America together with her aunt and friends from her village But she left Ireland with mixed emotions because the young man she hoped to marry could not make the trip After the disaster Maggie vowed never to speak about her experience But seventy years later as an elderly lady living outside of Chicago she tells her story to her granddaughter and both lives are changed forever This is a book that is hard to put down Well written with wonderful characters and a true sense of place it’s one that adults and young adults would thoroughly enjoyThanks to Diane for recommending it to me

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A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman Ireland 1912 Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic hoping to find a better life in America For seventeen year old Maggie Murphy the journey is bittersweet Though her future lies in an unknown new place her heart remains in Ireland with Séamus the sweetheart she l. The Girl Who Came Home is loosely based on the story of the Addergoole 1414 poor Irish from a single village in County Mayo who boarded the Titanic in 1912 to head to a new life in America They were filled with dreams hopes and expectations Sadly only 3 would survive the sinking of the gigantic ship in the cold dark Atlantic Ocean The names of the 14 passengers their life stories the name of the Irish village and some other facts are changed in the Girl Who Came Homebut the story is obviously built on the true tale of 14 immigrants whose dreams were cut short by an icebergThe story jumps back and forth in time from 1912 to 1982 In 1912 Maggie Murphy is 17 years old Her mother has just died and her aunt Kathleen travels from America to bring young Maggie home with her She doesn't want to leave her love Seamus but she is drawn to the promise of a life in America and feels a duty to obey her aunt She hopes Seamus will travel to America later to be with her She misses him terribly while on board Titanic The ship is massive and filled with luxuries than the 14 hopeful Irish villagers have seen in their lives They laugh dance and joke about all the rich foodhappy and delighted Then late one night there is a slight bump and the engines go still The night of horror has begun In 1982 an 87 year old Maggie tells the story of that night to her great granddaughter Grace Grace needs to write a feature story for a Chicago newspaper and her great grandmother decides it's time to tell someone her story She has refused to talk about Titanic for decades still feeling guilt that she survived and so many others died In the attic there is a small suitcase that she carried with her the night of the sinking She shares its contents with Grace and the story about her memories of her life in Ireland the voyage on Titanic and the aftermath of the sinkingThe Girl Who Came Home is a lovely and sad story It's well written and emotional I listened to the audiobook versionand I think hearing it read in a lovely Irish accent added depth to the story for me The audiobook is narrated by Connor Kelly Eiding and Alana Kerr They both read at a nice even pace and are easily understandable I have hearing loss but was easily able to enjoy this audiobook with no problems I normally don't like books that jump back and forth in time as it gets tedious and often confused but Gaynor pulls it off I enjoyed this book from start to finish Beautiful haunting and just lovely a great book I will definitely be reading by this author I can't truly imagine what it must have been like for those on board the Titanic For those in the lifeboats hearing than 1000 people screaming and dying in the cold water must have been heartbreaking And for those in the water it must have been horrific Hazel Gaynor does a great job of depicting the joys of the lavish ship the differences between steerage and the first class accomodations the huge range of passengers aboard the absolute horror of the sinking and the depths of despair and loss felt afterwards I think the most memorable part for me is towards the endhundreds of family members waiting at the dock in New York in the pouring rain for hours The Carpathia was due to dock and it was carrying survivorsSome are happily reunited and others learn the final sad truth about the death of their loved ones Very emotional scene Gaynor is the author of several books including The Cottingley Secret and The Girl from the Savoy

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The Girl Who Came HomeEft behind When disaster strikes Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage to survive Waking up alone in a New York hospital she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night againChicago 1982 Adrift after the death of her father Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next When her great grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about. Unfortunately sadly this review does begin with unfortunately with the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic there are a boatloadpun intended of books centering around that event and sadly this one brings nothing new to the storyI think if you've seen the movie Titanic you are already familiar with the general story even so much as what it was like in steerage as compared to first class I'm sad to say this doesn't really add anythingThis is a fictionalized event of fourteen people from a small Irish parish most of whom lost their lives The story is told through the eyes of one survivor but her story isn't really told and the modern story of her great granddaughter a young woman who makes her own drama and unhappiness should have simply been left out Grace the granddaughter didn't interest me as a character and every time the book shifted to her story I was irritatedThe storytelling is very choppy jumping from this character to that character and lots and lots and lots of telling instead of showing Just when the story was getting exciting it would stop and insert some other part of the story There was no flow to the story Since this is the story of a great loss of life it might have been interesting to actually experience that show us what that end might have looked like contrast it with the survivor's story That might have really improved the bookAlso only one family member who lost a loved one is actually described and that is only up to the time she finds the loss to be a reality It might have been nice to know what happened in her life how this affected her again in comparison with the survivorSpeaking of the survivor her story is never really told The actual story of how she ends up with whom she ends up with is just glossed over it all worked out we are told Again telling and not showingIf a reader knows absolutely nothing about Titanic they might enjoy this book Otherwise maybe notOverall I didn't much care for it