Land of Dreams (Ellis Island Trilogy 3) Paperback – 24 Oct 2013
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‘I devoured this book in one sitting – I LOVED IT!’ Marian Keyes
‘With echoes of Angela’s Ashes and even The Notebook . . . Ellis Island is a feel-good story about love, freedom, belonging and the meaning of home’ Stylist
‘This is a book to keep. Anyone who reads it will return to it, time and again’ Ireland on Sunday
‘A book with heart; warm, enjoyable and gently compelling’ Daily Mail
1940s Hollywood. A new life. A new love.See all Product Description
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The star character in this trilogy set is Ellie Hogan. She falls in love when she is young, marries the love of her life and so the story begins...
I love Ellie. I loved this book about Ellie as a mother with her two sons and her oldest running off to Hollywood to be an actor during the 1940's (Think the golden era period.)
~This story had much heartbreak to it, but real heartbreak that felt real and real to life, so when I read a story that rings so real, so true, well, if you love a character you will go through their suffering, too. Ellie experiences great joys in her time in Los Angeles, too. But I don't want to give it away. This book is too good. You must discover on your own.
First you must read ELLIS ISLAND, then CITY OF HOPE, followed by LAND OF DREAMS.
I had a deep fascination with old Hollywood when I first moved there. I would read everything about the studios, watched all of the old movies I could get my hands on...and reading LAND OF DREAMS captured that era, captured Los Angeles. The descriptions were so real and so vivid, I was right there with Ellie reaching out to touch the sun. I was with her at the Manzanar camp, I was with her when she ran down the Hollywood Hills to catch a cab after finding out the man she had been seeing was seeing somewhere else.
I must say at the end of the book, I began to worry about the conclusion. What would happen to Ellie? Gees, I wanted something grand to happen...AND IT DID.Read more ›
Ellie has now forged a new career for herself as a successful artist and is currently renting a studio on Fire Island with her youngest son but things are about to change once again when she receives a call from her eldest son's school to say that he has run away.
Leo, an impressionable 15-year-old, has decided to head to Hollywood to make it as an actor after he meets someone who has told him that he can help him make it in the film business. So it's up to Ellie to follow, bringing along old friend Bridie and youngest son Tom for the ride, to try and find him to make sure that he comes to no harm. But it's Ellie herself that she soon finds herself caught up in the glitz and glamour of this lifestyle as once more she adapts to her new life and surroundings.
You probably could read Land of Dreams as a standalone book as there are a few recaps throughout but I'm definitely glad that I decided to buy and read the other two books in the trilogy first, Ellis Island and City of Hope, before reading this one as it enabled me to catch up with everything that had happened to Ellie's life up to this point.
I loved seeing how Ellie had developed as a character throughout the trilogy, from a young naive newlywed to a twice-widowed strong woman, she's certainly had more than her fair share of dramas along the way but these have all helped mould her into the confident forty-something woman that she has now become.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book 3 in the Ellis Island Trilogy is an interesting and enjoyable read. Artist Ellie’s life centres on her two adopted sons, with the book starting in 1940. Read morePublished 7 months ago by TripFiction
great transaction .... wonderful , clean copy and would use this seller again ...thank you!Published 11 months ago by MAB
Still reading this but looks as if I am going to enjoy it as much as her other two Ellis Island books.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
the ellis island trilogy was most enjoyable,will definitely look out for more of kate kerrigans books!!!!Published 19 months ago by jenny
After reading the first two books of this trilogy which I quite enjoyed, I found this book thoroughly exhausting to read. I didn't grow any fonder of the main character. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tina
It’s 1942 and sixteen year old Leo has run away from boarding school. Actually in his mind, he’s running to his chance to become famous and not away from home. Read morePublished 22 months ago by D. Coto
Didnt finish this book despite loving the previous two. The characters just became predictable and slightly wooden. A book to far in my opinionPublished on 25 May 2014 by Amazon Customer
Once again I couldn't put this book down, a very captivating moving story, following the story of Ellie and her life in America. Of helping others and her love for life. Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2014 by Sandra