The Indenture of Ivy O'Neill

The Indenture of Ivy O'Neill

4.73 (11 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.73 (11 ratings by Goodreads)

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Not every immigrant sailed willingly to America...

Ivy O'Neill's idyllic childhood ends in disaster in 1690 when red-coated soldiers cross the Celtic Sea to invade Ireland. While the O'Neill family struggles to survive on the Irish coast, George Stokely is building a life in the British Colony of Maryland. All he needs to make his Chesapeake tobacco farm thrive is more help. The Indenture of Ivy O'Neill is an immersive story of courage, the meaning of family, and the transformative power of immigration.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 440g
  • English
  • 1922329290
  • 9781922329295

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The Indenture of Ivy O'Neil by Diane Helentjaris is a fine work of historical fiction that brings American colonial history to colorful life, warts and all. She gives voice to those who, like the African slaves, have been left off the pages of the history books, but whose labors are what truly built the nation. I found this book a riveting read." Charles Ray, author.

"This historical novel is a one-sit read. Settle down for a good read without a care in the world beyond the Irish lass, Ivy O'Neill, as she becomes an indentured servant in the New World." Lenora Rain-Lee Good, author, The Bride's Gate and Other Assorted Writings

"A fun, engrossing read recounted in lovely language and imagery. Helentjaris presents a picture of Colonial Maryland tobacco plantation life and the gruelling hardships of a young woman trying to navigate a life she did not choose." Marcella Fierro, MD.

The Indenture of Ivy O'Neill by Diane Helentjaris is a well-written historical novel. In 1690 Ireland, British soldiers come and turn Ivy O'Neill's life upside down. The author has researched this period well and captured the essence of Ireland and Maryland with fine details, painting a realistic world filled with adventure, danger, and love. I loved the ending and didn't want this story to end. I highly recommend this masterfully written story! Five out of five stars!

-Patty Apostolides, MFA, Author and Director HWGW.
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