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The Indenture of Ivy O’Neill

by Diane Helentjaris

Not every immigrant sailed willingly to America…

Ivy O’Neill’s idyllic childhood ends in disaster in 1690 when redecorated soldier’s cross the Celtic Sea to invade Ireland. While the O’Neill family struggles to survive on the Irish coast,, George Stokely is building a life in the British Colony of Maryland. All he needs to make his Chesapeake tobacco farm thrive is more help. The Indenture of Ivy O’Neill is an immersive story of courage, the meaning of family, and the transformative power of immigration.

“This historical novel by Diane Helentjaris needs a Trigger Warning for readers — it’s a one-sit read. The best thing you can do after picking up this book is head to the nearest hotel that has room service. Order a pot of coffee and whatever you want to nosh on. Settle down for a good read without a care in the world beyond the Irish lass,…”   Lenora Rain-Lee Good, author.

“a riveting read…”   Charles Ray, author

“A fun, engrossing read recounted in lovely language and imagery. Helentjaris presents a picture of Colonial Maryland tobacco plantation life and the grueling hardships of a young woman trying to navigate a life she did not choose.”   Marcella Fierro, M.D., medical examiner and forensic pathologist