Annie's Stories, Ellis Island Series #2   -     By: Cindy Thomson
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Annie's Stories, Ellis Island Series #2

Tyndale House / 2014 / Paperback

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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 Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie-and in her father's unpublished stories.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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414368453
ISBN-13: 9781414368450
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Series: Ellis Island

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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 Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie—and in her father’s unpublished stories.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.

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  1. bookworm
    Pennsylvania
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another great Ellis Island Book
    August 20, 2014
    bookworm
    Pennsylvania
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Annies Stories is a great book and the second in the Ellis Island series. In this novel, Annie is a immigrant from Ireland and is very independent refusing help from anyone. Sadly, she believes that God does not care about her and therefore no one else does either and is very distrustful of everyone due to bad experiences she faced in Ireland after her fathers death. While her father was alive, he wrote stories for Annie which she treasures and hopes to use to start a library that will benefit young girls. However, trouble is brewing where Annie works as a housekeeper when a secretive boarder is accused of wrongdoing. In addition, Stephen who is a postman, shows a fondness for Annie and her fathers stories. He wants Annie to get them published but Annie is reluctant to share them with the world. What secrets does the boarder hide and what do those secrets have to do with Annie? Will Hawkins House shut down? And what are Stephens intentions? Will Annie ever come to realize the blessings in her life and find healing through God? Like the first book in this series, this was a very well-written and captivating story about the hardships that immigrants faced in trying to find a better life.
  2. chris
    Selma OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Story
    August 19, 2014
    chris
    Selma OR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    An irish immigrant, a sad story, a father who loved her and then died, And the stories, her dream of a better place

    She had to learn to look to God first, and then miraculous things happen.

    A fun book to read, A great example of how the United States was to knew immigrants

    I received this book from TBCN and the publisher for my honest review
  3. beckie
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    annie's stories review
    August 19, 2014
    beckie
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    "Annie's Stories" by Cindy Thomson is the second in the Ellis Island series. These are historical novels that do not necessarily need to be read in order. The novel centers around Annie, an Irish immigrant in 1901. Her father died before she left for the US and her uncle, who was then her guardian, placed her in a Magdalene Laundry. If you don't know what that is do a quick google search. There is also a movie I would recommend. It will appall you. She then immigrates to the US and stays with Mrs. Hawkings in her boarding house working as a house servant. Her cousin (whom she does not like) soon follows her. Annie also has what is probably PTSD from her time in the Laundry. The story follows her as she deals with her past, her cousin, her mail delivering friend, and the women in the boarding house. The women in the house live in a constant fear of being bullied by men. And bully they do; whenever it benefits them. I have never read a book about women either in the past or in another country that did not make me grateful to be an American born during my own time. This book does the same. The book is well written and researched, but because of the anger I felt when I read it, it was a hard book to read and found myself not really wanting to read it because of that. I am not sure how to rate this book. It is good, but not pleasing to read. You will have to see for yourself. I receive this book in exchange for my review from Tyndale House Publishers.
  4. jsrn18
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Coming to America!
    August 18, 2014
    jsrn18
    Touching and heartwarming story about coming to America with nothing and using what you have to make the best for yourself. Wonderfully written and easy to read and follow.
  5. Pamela Jo
    Bucks County, PA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Dreams of a Better Life
    August 17, 2014
    Pamela Jo
    Bucks County, PA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is the second book in the Ellis Island collection by Cindy Thomson. It can be read as a stand-alone novel. Set in New York during the early 1900's, the book tells the story of Annie Gallagher, an Irish immigrant who has come to America to begin a new life.

    Annie has terrible memories of her life in Ireland. All was well in her life until her father died. After his death, Annie lived with an uncle who sent her to the Magdalene Laundry, a horrible prison-like institution for unwanted girls. The primary reason she was sent away was because her cousin made false accusations against her. When Annie is finally rescued from the laundry, she arrives in America with only her father's writing desk and the treasured stories he wrote during his lifetime. Annie feels alone and abandoned by God.

    Annie moves to a boardinghouse run by Mrs. Hawkins. She is a kind woman and treats Annie well. Still, Annie feels that nobody truly cares about her and she dreams of moving on and opening her own library one day. When Annie's cousin arrives from Ireland, she moves into Mrs. Hawkins' house and Annie is faced with old memories from her past. Memories she wishes to forget. She can never forgive her cousin for the misery she caused Annie back in Ireland. Where can Annie turn for love and support? She has friends, but longs for a deeper relationship.

    Stephen Adams is a postal carrier who delivers mail to Mrs. Hawkins' house. He is quite attracted to Annie, but is also quite shy. Stephen loves books, as does Annie, and that seems to be the way Stephen can get closer to Annie. Stephen longs for a family, but he is deep in debt and has nothing to offer a woman. He also has issues from his past which he struggles to rise above. Annie and Stephen are both reading "The Wizard of Oz" which is very popular at that time. They enjoy discussing the book with each other. However, Stephen still has a difficult time winning Annie's affection.

    While Annie is trying to rebuild her life, the boardinghouse is suddenly being investigated due to the behavior of another boarder. If Mrs. Hawkins' house is shut down, what will become of Annie? Will she realize the dream of having her own library? Circumstances seem to forever defeat Annie. Her father's stories seem to be the only things left to Annie. Could they be the key to fulfilling Annie's dreams? How can she overcome her troubles? Will she finally turn to God and find the hope and peace she seeks?

    "Annie's Stories" is a book filled with history, mystery, and suspense. It is also a story about second chances and forgiveness. I enjoyed it very much!

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher, through The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review.
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