Irish American women--Fiction; Man-woman relationships--Fiction; New York (N.Y.), setting
Ian O’Connor spends his days in the purgatory of a New York textile factory, enduring the dangerous conditions to keep his family afloat. Somewhere in the vast, dark corridors of his daily prison is an angel. He has seen her only once but is determined to find her again. Biddy Dillon has lost her home and her family. Loneliness chips away at her fragile hopes until she meets Ian, whose soft-spoken kindness touches her heart. For the first time in years, she begins to believe in the possibility of good things to come. When tragedy conspires to pull the couple apart, they must decide if theirs is a future meant to be built together, or if fate has other plans.