The Girl from County Clare
by Vicky Adin
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Like making lace, she pieced together a new life from a single thread of hope.
Brigid, the talented eighteen-year-old lacemaker, flees starvation and poverty in 19th century Ireland to seek a better life in Australia. As captivating as she is skilful, she must conquer her innate fears if she is to fulfill her dream.
Life doesn’t always run smoothly in this harsh new landscape and Brigid must learn to overcome bias, bigotry and tradition. She looks to one man for inspiration and protection. Once her champion, he becomes her adversary.
She gathers those who matter most to her and sets up home in New Zealand. Gradually, her dreams become reality and tranquillity prevails – until the day the man who seeks her downfall finds her.