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County Armagh, 1845.

Married to the local blacksmith, young Sarah Hamilton spends her days looking after John and his apprentices at the forge, and her happiness is strengthened by the steady love of her husband and the beautiful green landscape of her home on Drumilly Hill. But when tragedy strikes, her life is changed forever.

As the crops across Ireland begin to fail and the textile industry struggles to adapt to new methods, Sarah isn't the only one enduring hardships. Along with her friends and neighbours, Sarah lives through loss and disappointment but ultimately discovers courage, love and the longevity of hope.

©2016 Anne Doughty (P)2016 Soundings

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  • 03-16-18

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A good story - with a beginning, a middle and an end. It has plenty of historical interest and detail, focusing on the Irish potato famine. Sarah - the heroine, is more of an observer in the tragedy of the famine, than someone who experienced it first hand. She has much sympathy though and does what she can to help. I would have preferred a character with a few failings, so thats why it lost a star. Overall, a very good read and probably one of the best I have heard on audible. I won't spoil the ending though.