The Emancipation of Mary Sweeney

The Emancipation of Mary Sweeney Fifteen year old Mary Sweeney leaves the family she loves in Ireland to seek her destiny in America She believes that her leaving will lighten the load on her poverty stricken family and her fina

  • Title: The Emancipation of Mary Sweeney
  • Author: Dani Larsen
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  • Page: 304
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Fifteen year old, Mary Sweeney, leaves the family she loves, in Ireland, to seek her destiny in America She believes that her leaving will lighten the load on her poverty stricken family, and her final decision comes when her alcoholic uncle puts his filthy hands on her Disguised as her brother, she travels on the Harmony heading toward America when all hell breaks lFifteen year old, Mary Sweeney, leaves the family she loves, in Ireland, to seek her destiny in America She believes that her leaving will lighten the load on her poverty stricken family, and her final decision comes when her alcoholic uncle puts his filthy hands on her Disguised as her brother, she travels on the Harmony heading toward America when all hell breaks loose Jack Bane, an evil seaman, attacks her behind the galley, where she is working as a cook for the crew Her struggle ends during a ferocious storm when the Chinaman , Ah Kim, comes to her rescue It is many months before she finds out the real reason for Bane s visit that night After her femininity is discovered, she connects with a neighbor, and his nephew, John Troy, who are also traveling to America Three of these men play important parts in her life for years to come One becomes her dreaded enemy, one her dear friend, and one the love of her life This exciting novel takes Mary across the Atlantic to Boston, then to San Francisco, where she works as a housekeeper and governess for an elderly Jewish woman A friend of the woman s daughter, Kate Murphy, becomes an important part of Mary s life, when her uncle from Ireland arrives in America and takes advantage of the young girl This emotional tale involves, rape, murder, racism, misogyny, atonement, greed, and the Nez Perce Indian Wars, as Mary s destiny leads her to the wild new frontier in Oregon, where excitement and danger become a way of life.

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed this first novel by Dani Larsen. It's a sweeping story going from hardship in Ireland to hardscrabble pioneering in Eastern Oregon. Having spent time in Baker City and the nearby Blue Mountains made the story all the more real to me. I could easily visualize that setting and the events that took place there. Ms. Larsen is a gifted author and I expect to see more captivating novels emanating from her pen.


    2. This is a great debut novel. Really cared about the characters, loved the history - especially liked the Oregon history! The plot is well paced -always looked forward to getting back to the book - and kept me up past my bedtime! Looking forward to more . . . . Merged review:See my review under the kindle edition.:)


    3. BoringThis should be a children's book, edited properly for certain content. It is an over-the-top do-gooder story about a teen girl who dresses like a boy to gain passage on a ship from Ireland, her homeland, to America. The story was based on a realnperson, but the embellishment is just too much. The girl becomes a crusader for civil rights at a time in history that wasn't possible, late 1800's. Sure, we all wish our ancestors spoke out and treated others of different cultures, race and religi [...]


    4. This story takes you on a journey from Ireland in 1873 to Oregon in 1906, as told through the eyes of a great granddaughter of the main character, Mary Sweeney. Mary has a wildly adventurous life coming to and settling in America. This book is loosely based on a real diary and contains some historical content about the Nez Perce Indian Wars. The story was filled with Irish blessings given out by Mary Sweeney and the Irish dialect came through in conversation. Although I enjoyed it, it felt more [...]


    5. FascinatingI loved every minute of this story and could not put it down. The life of Mary was quite remarkable she was a brave woman taking the task of traveling to America so she could send money home to feed her parents and brothers and sisters as they had little in Ireland. And carries her through her journey to America to start a new life for herself and build a family. It's a true story and some fiction thrown in. Worth reading.


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