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Kate Flowers has spent all her young life by the banks of the Grand Canal in Ballygrace. Her dreams of becoming a nurse and leaving the quiet countryside of her home have been put aside to concentrate instead on looking after Mary, her widowed mother, as well as keeping an eye on her volatile brother, Brendan, who works on the barges.
Kate's life seems set to be run by the rhythms of the canal. Her days are spent keeping house for the family, with occasional nights out dancing with her friends. But when Brendan introduces her to handsome young boatman, Michael O'Brien, a new life beckons.
Life for the whole Flowers family is about to change - but in ways they could never have imagined, as both joy and tragedy are close at hand. Kate, Mary and Brendan must learn to look again at themselves - and each other - and find love and strength in the most unexpected of places for their family to bloom.
Publication date: 13/06/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||13th June 2007|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Geraldine Oâ€™Neill grew up in Cleland, a small mining village, in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The second of six children, she was educated in St Maryâ€™s Primary in Cleland then Holy Cross High School in Hamilton. Whilst working as a teacher in the local primary school in Ireland, Geraldine helped start up a local writersâ€™ group which is still going strong 13 years later. She is an accomplished public speaker, and was President of Tullamore Toastmasters in 2002. She started up a Book Circle in Tullamore which is now in its 6th year, and one of their meetings was broadcast live ...More About Geraldine O'Neill