The Girl from Ballymor - Kathleen McGurl

The Girl from Ballymor

By Kathleen McGurl

  • Release Date - Published: 2017-09-07
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: Kathleen McGurl
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 129 Ratings)

The Girl from Ballymor Kathleen McGurl read online review & book description:

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



‘Mystery, danger, intrigue and heart-pounding drama are deliciously interwoven’ - Julie (Goodreads) on ‘The Daughters of Red Hill Hall’

'There were twists and turns galore that had me gripping my Kindle to within an inch of its life…' - Becca's Books on The Pearl Locket

'If you want a book that is exciting, fast-paced and impossible to put down, with plenty of twists and turns, then you need to buy this book! I can't wait to read more of Kathleen's novels.' - Emma's Book Reviews on The Emerald Comb

'An edge of your seat read, that is a page turner and griped me from page one.' - Comet Babe's Books on The Emerald Comb

About the author

Kathleen McGurl lives near the sea in Bournemouth, with her husband, sons and cats. She began her writing career creating short stories, then she got side-tracked onto family history research. She has always been fascinated by the past, the ways in which the past can influence the present, and enjoys exploring these links in her novels. You can find out more at her website,, or follow her on Twitter @KathMcGurl

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