Sunday, June 8, 2014

Annie's Stories (Ellis Island) by Cindy Thomson

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 Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie—and in her father’s unpublished stories.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

My Thoughts:  I enjoy stories written by Cindy Thomson.  I loved Grace's Pictures.  And Annie's Stories is in somewhat.of.the.same. venue but yet, it's its own story.  
Annie must find work.  She finds a rather good job in the housekeeping area at a boarding house, Hawkins House.  But when one of the tenants is accused of wrong doing and the authorities threaten to shut the House down Annie knows she may have to find another job.  Not an easy task.  Then there's the "over friendly" postman who show way to much interest in Annie.  Annie knows her father's unpublished stories may hold a secret...does the postman  know?  Are some secrets worth holding onto? And is her father's secret worth enough to hold onto.  Annie only knows this is her way to make a tribute to her father.                                         
Annie only knows that she must help her friend who is accused of wrongdoing. Stories that have a moral and a christian theme that show integrity and kindness are few and far between...that's why this is such                      a great read! Loved this great story!  Mystery and history . . . what a way to spend a summer afternoon reading about lives of past ages!  A great read for mystery and history fans!
*(This review is based upon a copy of this book which was provided free of charge from Tyndale House Publishers. These opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for this review.)*

  • Series: Ellis Island                                        
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414368453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414368450


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