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Lara's Story review by farmgirl5100
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Historical Fiction
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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Maurice, IA, United States
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Lara's Story is a moving tale of a young girl bereft of her mother and everything she knew. Lara is forced into indentured servitude to her father's landlord. After narrowly escaping him, she is found cold, sick, and hungry in the streets of Ennis, Ireland, by a young American couple who are convinced she is the answer to their prayers for children. She is swept away into a whole new world of petticoats, luxury, and love she never imagined possible. As Lara becomes used to her new life, things from her past come to call—things she only dreams of in her worst nightmares. Will Lara survive her encounter with the past, or will it bring her back to the dark corners of Ireland? Can her newfound life of belonging continue, or will she be drawn back with no hope of return?


Lara's Story is wonderfully, poignant story that reveals the horrible circumstances of the Great Potato Famine in Ireland. Using a lot of historical facts and times, the author creates a beautiful story of this young woman's life. Many emotional elements make for a marvelous read. The characters experience very plausible situations and have emotions anyone could understand. A must-read for all people who love historical fiction or romance.

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Content rating - some mature content

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Lara's Story contains some suggestive material and some close encounters with brothel type situations.

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