THE FAITH OF MRS. KELLEEN by Katherine Mary Flannagan

THE FAITH OF MRS. KELLEEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The original Mrs. Mike tells a story from her Irish background, of her great-aunt, Honora, whose belief in her son's innocence of the charge of murder lasted beyond her death. For in the Connaught Province of West Ireland, 80 years back, Rory Kelleen was accused, and convicted, of a killing, sent to Spike Island by Judge Doherty in spite of his mother's pitiful attempts to avert the decision of the trial, to free him once he was sentenced. Throughout the years Honora never faltered in her faith, passed it on to Mary Ellen, whom Rory loved, and when, after she had lost her home and suffered the ill-treatment of the workhouse, she died, sure that truth would triumph, it was Mary Ellen who helped to unearth the old story. Forced to go to America by her parents, Mary Ellen was still the guiding spirit of the search for the real killer, and was on hand when Rory was finally given his freedom. A sentimental tale, insistent on the power of love, this emphasizes the fight of the little people against evil forces, and hangs hard on the heart strings.

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 1950
Publisher: Coward-McCann