In 1869 Tom Walsh sets sail for America, the New world and gold, vowing not to return to his beloved Ireland until he can do so a rich man. Thirty years later, Tom is one of the worlds richest men, but he learns that tragedy and heartache serve a master far greater than money or stature.
When Tom Walsh sets sail for America in 1869 he knows it may be the last time he sees his beloved Ireland. His mother's death and his father's shattered health are the cruel legacies of the Penal Laws and decades of hardship, and Tom has vowed not to return until he can do so a rich man. Together with his sister Maria, he begins a journey across the prairies of the New World - towards Ouray, Colorado, and gold. Thirty years later, the rewards of America's great gold rush have made Tom Walsh one of the world's richest men. But when his daughter Evalyn persuades him to buy the notorious Hope Diamond - thought to be cursed by the Indian goddess, Sita - he learns that tragedy and heartache serve a master far greater than money or stature...
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Mary Ryan is the bestelling author of nine novels. A solicitor for many years, she now devotes her time to writing. She is based in Dublin and is married with two children.
Hope by Mary Ryan
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