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Shanty Gold

Shanty Gold

by Jeanne Charters

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In 1849's famine-ravaged Ireland, thirteen-year-old Mary Boland is found lying mostly dead on the side of the road to Cork Harbor, Queenstown, Ireland. She just buried her mother and baby sister after they both died of starvation. Now she is headed for Boston to find her father-- no matter what. Raped and beaten by the evil crew of The Pilgrim's Dandy, she is rescued by a fifteen-year-old Negro slave who had been used in like manner for some time and had vowed to throw himself to the sharks that very night. Together they survive the harrowing two and a half month trip, helping others as well. Their friendship is the key to the new world for both of them, carrying them through hardships and trials, and eventually to happiness.

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BN ID: 2940150851948
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Series: Daughters of Ireland , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 1,097,434
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jeanne Charters lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband. She is the mother of five daughters who all somehow inspired her character Mary Boland. In Charters’ first iteration, Mary was the start of a novel called Daughters of Ireland, the first of four generations of women. Writing class instructors and published authors alike told her, “Each of these women deserves her own book.” They were right. So, she started over and told Mary’s story in Shanty Gold. The next woman’s story is half written and will be called Lace Curtain, and then the third, Silk Stockings.

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