Through Streets Broad and Narrow

Through Streets Broad and Narrow Review

On New Year’s Day 1925 Ivy Rose Murphy awakes to find her world changed forever. Her irresponsible Da is dead. She is grief-stricken and alone – but for the first time in her life free to please herself.

After her mother deserted the family, Ivy became the sole provider for her da and three brothers. Pushing a pram around the well-to-do areas of Dublin every day, she begged for the discards of the wealthy which she then turned into items she could sell around Dublin’s markets.

As she visits the morgue to pay her respects to her Da, a chance meeting introduces Ivy to a new world of money and privilege, her mother's world. Ivy is suddenly a woman on a mission to improve herself and her lot in life.

Jem Ryan is the owner of a livery near Ivy’s tenement. When an accident occurs in one of his carriages, leaving a young girl homeless, it is Ivy he turns to. With Jem and the people she meets in her travels around Dublin, Ivy begins to break out of the property-ridden world that is all she has ever known.

Through Streets Broad and Narrow is a story of strength and determination in the unrelenting world that was Dublin tenement life.

Title:Through Streets Broad and Narrow

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  • Tony Hisgett

    I enjoy reading historical mysteries and when this special offer from Amazon appeared in my e-mail I though I would give it a try, as it appeared to have many of the elements I look for in this type o...

  • Jon Abbott

    A young woman in Dublin in the 1920's father (her "da") dies after having cleaned out every penny in their hovel, including money for the rent. Since age 9 and the flight of her Ma to a life somewhere...

  • Sarah

    I was left feeling very optimistic and empowered, especially as a woman. The story of Ivy Murphy is one of eventual triumph despite all the odds stacked high up against her. I felt myself sympathizing...

  • Heelqueen

    The story of ivy rose Murphy and the life and times of Dublin in the 192os. This book was a delight to read. I felt like I had stepped back in time to Dublin in the 1920s. A life of hardship and pover...

  • Ellen Whiting

    Don't waste your time. The story itself is interesting, but the writing is terrible. ...

  • Saskia

    A book that makes you grateful of the little things in life...

  • Pat K

    This is a really charming story. Not a litarary book but well written and engaging. I got this book free through bookbub, but have bought the next two in the series. I would recommend it....

  • Meredith

    I really loved the beginning of the book, but it got formulaic and the ending seemed rushed. I am giving it a 4 because it was well written and I wanted to keep reading despite knowing how it will end...

  • Mary

    Good for a first novel. A little clunky and a little forced. Good characters but the plot needs work: more excitement, drama, and tension. Will probably not read the rest of the series, at least not r...

  • margaret amato

    I can't wait to read the next Ivy Rose book. She is so courageous. ...