So how was it that Kathleen Collins found herself alone, friendless and pregnant in New York? Patrick had sent her fare to make the voyage from Ireland, but the Irish Queen had collided with another liner in New York Harbor, killing dozens of passengers, including Kathleen's shipmate, Brigit. Now she was taking Brigit's place as a maid in the Drummond mansion because Patrick had simply disappeared! In a sweeping saga that takes Kathleen from the shores of Ireland to the heart of the American South, she unearths the worst kinds of treachery, danger and lies. But what she finds in the end is the fulfillment of a promise - a lifetime of love.
Used availability for Karen Young's The Promise
August 1994 : UK Mass Market Paperback