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‘Til Morning Light
by Ann Moore

Category: Fiction / General
0 pages; ISBN: 0451214048

Rating: 10/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


‘Til Morning Light
Ann Moore
NAL, Feb 2005, $13.95, 416 pp.
ISBN: 0451214048

In 1852, Irish widow Gracelin O’Malley accompanied by her daughter Mary Kate and adopted son Jack travels to San Francisco where she will wed Captain Reinders in a marriage of convenience. However, Reinders is at sea somewhere near Panama City, a place Gracelin never heard of. Reinders’ partner Lars Darmstadt and his spouse Detra are also away.

Needing income, Gracelin obtains work as a housekeeper for Dr. Wakefield and his family. The job would be fine except for the machinations of her employer’s sister Abigail, who tries to blackmail her to achieve her goals. When Reinders arrives in town, Gracelin prepares for her wedding, but a ghost arises from the dead that may put a halt to the nuptials.

Ann Moore continues the exciting adventures of Gracelin O’Malley who has long since left Ireland and has now journeyed across the New World continent with this story having her already arrived in San Francisco. The story line is filled with historical tidbits that enable the audience to believe they are in the middle of the nineteenth century. However, it is the deep cast that makes this a solid historical tale as the audience can taste the psychological prisons that each person uses to lock themselves up from fully enjoying life. ‘TIL MORNING LIGHT is a fine Americana tale.

Harriet Klausner


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