I’m so excited to announce the “official arrival” of this wonderful new book from Christy-award-winning author Cathy Gohlke. You do NOT want to miss this one! Here’s a little teaser of what it’s about:
BAND OF SISTERS:
New York City, 1910
Driven by a shameful past and perilous future, Maureen O’Reilly and her sister flee Ireland in search of safety, liberty and opportunity. But after surviving the rigors of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor has died, and his family–refusing to own his Civil War debt–casts her out.Alone, impoverished, and in danger of deportation, Maureen connives to find employment in a prominent Manhattan department store, only to discover the elegant facade hides a dangerous secret.
Despite her family’s disapproval, Olivia Wakefield determines to honor her father’s debt but can’t find Maureen. Unexpected help comes from a local businessman, who Olivia dares hope will become more than an ally, even as she fears the secrets he’s hiding.
As women begin disappearing from the store, Olivia rallies influential ladies in her circle to help Maureen stand against injustice and fight for the lives of their growing band of sisters. But will they be too late, and in the midst of a world gone mad can either woman open her heart to divine leading or the love it might bring?
You can order it here: