Girl From Ballymor
Kathleen McGurl, Read by Avena Wallace

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Narrated By: Avena Wallace

Duration: 9 hours and 7 minutes

What to expect

What would you sacrifice for your children?

Ballymor, Ireland, 1847

As famine grips the country Kitty McCarthy is left widowed and alone. Fighting to keep her two remaining children alive against all odds, Kitty must decide how far she will go to save her family.

Present day

Arriving in Ballymor, Maria is researching her ancestor, Victorian artist Michael McCarthy – and his beloved mother, the mysterious Kitty who disappeared without a trace.

Running from her future, it’s not only answers about the past that Maria hopes to find in Ireland. As her search brings her closer to the truth about Kitty’s fate, Maria must make the biggest decision of her life.

What readers are saying about The Girl from Ballymor:

Spellbinding!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wonderful… Was hard to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Swept me away… I was totally engaged… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Fantastic!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘An excellent read… Compelling.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Modern & contemporary fiction, Generational sagas

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