by Cindy Thomson
Description…..The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment—they’re a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. After his death, Annie fled Ireland for the land of dreams, finding work at Hawkins House.
But when a fellow boarder with something to hide is accused of misconduct and authorities threaten to shut down the boardinghouse, Annie fears she may lose her new friends, her housekeeping job . . . and her means of funding her dream: a memorial library to honor her father. Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie—and in her father’s unpublished stories. In fact, he suspects these tales may hold a grand secret.
Though the postman’s intentions seem pure, Annie wants to share her father’s stories on her own terms. Determined to prove herself, Annie must forge her own path to aid her friend and create the future she’s always envisioned . . . where dreams really do come true.
Annie, a young Irish immigrant is the housekeeper at Mrs. Hawkins boarding house, but she is also a wonderful story teller, thanks to her really great storyteller father. But when Annie’s father passed away, and after living with her no caring uncle, and the horrible places he sent her, she eventually ended up in New York. You will thoroughly enjoy this wonderful historical novel by Cindy Thomson. Annie not only loved storytelling, she loved to daydream, so her mind was always full of a story to tell. And Ms. Thomson does an amazing job of telling these stories in a way that will capture your heart and attention. One thing that was so touching to me is the way telling her stories always made Annie think of the father she missed so much. Check out this fabulous book and give it a try!
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