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Book ð The Girl Who Came Home Ê 384 pages Download ¾ Gwairsoft Þ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Girl Who Came Home By Hazel Gaynor – Gwairsoft.co.uk 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 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 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 This review contains spoilers in the second paragraph Fans of romance novels might enjoy this book but it wasn't what I was expecting and not my taste As others have already said nothing new was brought to the Titanic story and much of the plot followed the footsteps of the James Cameron movie Long descriptive passages were often tedious and there was way too much repetition throughout the book I found myself skimming entire paragraphs which I almost never do The worst part for me was the predictability SPOILERS I knew very early in the book that Seamus was James I knew Grace would get back with Jimmy I knew the letters would turn up after the article was published I knew Peggy would somehow survive I knew the news article was going to be the greatest story ever written I knew Maggie would die at the end I even knew why Maggie liked to arrange the cookies on the plate before it was revealed It made me wonder how Grace could be so dense The two main characters were too virtuous and perfect to engage me The poor people had no flaws; the rich people had no virtues The plot was too neat and pretty and all the loose ends were tied up at the end with pretty strings that were intended to tug at your heart As far as romance novels go this one is relatively well written but not my cup of tea Maybe it will make a successful Lifetime movie

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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 35 stars rounded down This is ostensibly the story of Maggie Murphy a 17 year old Irish girl who survived the sinking of the Titanic After her mother dies her aunt comes to Ireland to bring Maggie to America to live with her Maggie must leave her sweetheart Seamus behind They and 12 others from her village will be sailing on the maiden voyage of the Titanic No spoiler alert needed we all know how that ends It is also the story of Maggie’s great granddaughter Grace who is having difficulty getting on with her life after her father diesShe drops out of college to help care for her mother who has MS leaving behind her boyfriend Jimmy She turns to her great grandmother for solace and wisdom During one of their talks Maggie finally tells her about her experience on the Titanic The book alternates between 1912 and 1982 telling both women’s stories Maggie’s story is the most interesting and compelling Much has always been made of the experiences of those in First Class but this story gives the reader insight into the lives of the passengers in Third Class also known as steerage Grace’s story is much less interesting and at times I felt that it was unnecessary I would have rather just read about Maggie By the end I understood why the book was written this way but had Grace’s story just been incorporated into Maggie’s I think it would have been a better book Historical fiction writers seem to feel the need to write every book in dual time frames This was interesting at first but it’s become trite Not every story has to be told this way Sometimes you just want to read the historical story without jumping to a later time That said there are a couple of surprise revelations at the end which were very satisfyingThe writing is OK Sometimes it felt like the author was telling instead of showing During these parts I felt an emotional disconnect from the story This was usually during Grace’s sections The retelling of the Titanic disaster was good but not great Had the author just concentrated on Maggie’s story she might have been able to go into detail The characters were fairly well portrayed some better than others Maggie was well done Grace less so There are some extraneous characters whose presence is marginally interesting but not vital to the story almost like filler The author was inspired to write this book by researching the Addergoole Titanic Society the group that commemorates the loss of its parishioners on the Titanic Overall this is a good not great book To me it could have been better but I enjoyed it for what it is If you enjoy historical fiction you may like this book even than I did Beware though You will probably have that Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” stuck in your brain the whole time you are reading this Time to watch the movie “Titanic” and just overdose on the story