Emeralds story is a true Irish saga filled with struggle and passion. Born at the turn of the century, Emerald OHearn was orphaned at five in Belfasts slums. Almost a victim of her guardian, she runs away and is taken in by nuns. She finds her long lost brothers and takes up residence in Dublin where she works as a nurse. She marries a man who is killed in World War I, is witness to the Irish rebellion of 1917, and has a brief but passionate relationship with Michael Collins, the Irish revolutionary.When her brother is killed, she follows her surviving brother to America and eventually marries Michael Scanlon, a man of incredible ambition. Together they sire a dynasty and fight for political success. Emerald never looses her idealism or her passion as she fights for justice and the underprivileged.Carlow, Joyce is the author of 'Emerald's Hope' with ISBN 9780451123268 and ISBN 0451123263.