After thirteen years, the Hanlon is re-united...after thirteen years in exile, Julia has no idea why she was left behind in Ireland. Her brother knows the truth. The secret will become a wedge between them, driving them apart even as Julia struggles to keep them together.
The saga of the Hanlon clan plays out against the backdrop of Chicago's Union Stockyards at the close of the Nineteenth Century, when fortunes could be made in the cattle trade.
Determined to find her place in America, the land of opportunity, Julia soon discovers that her quest for an independent life has run afoul of her father's expectations. She needs her brother's help to break free, but Daniel betrays her and she must choose a new course, one that will pull her back into the sort of life she sought to avoid.
In the face of disappointment, Julia prevails by scattering her dreams among her siblings, finding joy as they blossom. Her happiness will not be complete until Daniel restores their once inseparable bond, but he cannot face his sister until he confronts his mother, a task that seems impossible until it is almost too late.
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P.L. O'Sullivan is a fourth-generation Chicagoan with roots in the
Irish-American enclave of Bridgeport. This debut novel reflects
O'Sullivan's family history, co-mingled with historical details that
shaped a generation forced to straddle the divide between the Old World
and the New.