A Forlorn Hope

Can Will and Isobel bury their differences with those estranged from them and unite in a time of crisis or are some rifts too deep to heal?  

Dublin, Ireland, September 1883. The rift between the Fitzgeralds deepens when Will’s father threatens legal action to gain visiting rights to his three grandchildren. But Will, Isobel and John are brought unexpectedly together by Will’s mother when Sarah’s increasingly erratic behaviour spirals beyond their control.

Isobel is reunited with a ghost from her past unearthing memories she would rather have kept buried while the fragile marriage of convenience orchestrated by John becomes more and more brittle before it snaps with horrifying consequences.


A Forlorn Hope by Lorna Peel certainly brings up some controversial topics but doesn’t lean on the stereotypical mantra of everything bad happening to the poor. It’s very refreshing to see upper-middle-class families facing the same challenges. I would certainly recommend this saga to anyone who wants to delve deeper into the world of late 1800s Dublin. Readers’ Favorite

If you like Irish stories, you will love A Forlorn Hope! It’s well written with endearing characters that will catch your heart! Amazon Review

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