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Dancing In The Heather

Noirin Leahy Mele

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Set in 1912 during the Irish migration, on the hauntingly beautiful Great Blasket Island off the coast of Ireland, the gilded age of New York City and the streets of San Francisco, Dancing In The Heather is the story of Aeylish O’Kelly, a poor islandMoreSet in 1912 during the Irish migration, on the hauntingly beautiful Great Blasket Island off the coast of Ireland, the gilded age of New York City and the streets of San Francisco, Dancing In The Heather is the story of Aeylish O’Kelly, a poor island girl who risks her life to save David Summerland, a wealthy playboy from San Francisco, when his boat capsizes in the wild Atlantic Ocean.David falls in love with Aeylish, who is known to her beloved island as ‘Beauty’, and although he is promised to a socialite back home in San Francisco, he knows he will always love the girl who rescued him from the ocean and saved him from a lifestyle so different to hers. However, steeped in the values of her culture, Aeylish is set to emigrate to New York in a bid to earn money for her family and marry her childhood friend, Maurice – a sacred contract arranged by their families. She desperately fights her own emotions for David, insisting that their worlds are too vastly different and that the chasm cannot be bridged.Their lives are separated and their journeys are marked with the most trying of obstacles – scandal, rape, tragedy and betrayal. But will their undeniable love for each other overcome the outcry against it? Or will it become lost in time, like many a great love?