The Girl Who Came Home

  • by Hazel Gaynor
  • Narrated by Connor Kelly-Eiding, Alana Kerr Collins
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman….
Ireland, 1912…
Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For 17-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Samus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage to survive. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night again.
Chicago, 1982…
Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about Titanic that she's harbored for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants.

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Great Idea – Awful Execution

I hate it when that happens! When a good idea for a tale is ruined by a poorly written story… it’s so annoying!

I was looking forward to a good book and the idea was promising but the execution was a huge let down, packed with clichés and eye rolling coincidences and silly developments; such a shame.

The book was: Insipid. Cliché. Formulaic. Trite. Simple. Flat. Predictable… Pick any one, they all fit.
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- Simone "Follow me on Goodreads too!"

Loved it ! And disappointed, too

Loved the historical setting, didn't like the present-day (1982) sequences quite as much, but the alternating stories kept me engaged, until the big "climax". Such a cheat ! I hate it when authors think it's a plot twist to withhold information until the final reveal. ( I don't want to give anything away, but most astute readers will see what's coming, so it's anti-climatic). It's not a plot twist, it's deceiving the reader😔
However, until that big let-down of an ending, with everything too neat and HEA ( happily ever after), this was really wonderful. Great narration !
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- Ruth Bain "RueRue"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio