A mother's love, a woman's ambition and a Hollywood romance in a time of war. Land of Dreams is the stunning third novel in the Ellis Island trilogy.
Ellie's idyllic and bohemian family lifestyle on Fire Island is shattered when her eldest son, Leo, runs away to Hollywood to seek his fame and fortune. Ellie is compelled to chase after him, uprooting her youngest son and long-time friend and confidante Bridie as she goes.
Ellie fashions a new home amongst the celebrities, artists and movie moguls of the day to appease Leo's star-studded dreams. As she carves out a new way of life, Ellie is drawn towards intense new friendships. Talented composer Stan is completely different to any other man she has previously encountered whilst kindred spirit Suri opens Ellie's eyes to a whole new set of injustices.
Ellie sees beyond the glitz of 1940s Hollywood, realising that the glamorous and exciting world is also a dangerous place overflowing with vanity and greed. It is up to Ellie to protect her precious family from the disappointments such surroundings can bring and also from the more menacing threats radiating from the war raging in Europe.
'I devoured this book in one sitting - I LOVED IT!' Marian Keyes 'With echoes of Angela's Ashes and even The Notebook ... Ellis Island is a feel-good story about love, freedom, belonging and the meaning of home' Stylist 'This is a book to keep. Anyone who reads it will return to it, time and again' Ireland on Sunday 'A book with heart; warm, enjoyable and gently compelling' Daily Mail
About Kate Kerrigan
Kate Kerrigan was born in Scotland to Irish parents and reared in London. She began her career in Journalism at the age of nineteen rising to become editor of various publications before moving to Ireland in 1990 to become a full-time author. Living in the picturesque village of Killala on the west coast of Ireland, she has two sons Leo and Tom with husband Niall. Her novels include Recipes for a Perfect Marriage which was shortlisted for the 2006 Romantic Novel of the Year Award and Miracle of Grace. Ellis Island was a TV Book Club Summer Read and the story of Ellie Hogan was continued in City of Hope published in 2012. Land of Dreams, the final part in this compelling trilogy, publishes in 2013. www.katekerrigan.ie http://katekerriganauthor.blogspot.com/
Land of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan
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