and dark secrets haunt two Irish families hacking out a new life in 19th-century
America. When Molly Larkin's father discovers her affair with lighthouse keeper
Colm Sullivan, his reaction pitches her into madness. Yet the legacy forges a
bond of blood that will endure for generations.
Obsessions Saga begins with The Advent, when John Larkin emigrates from Ireland to America in 1865
and settles a self-named township in Maine. John soon builds a wealthy empire
and grand estate, becoming one of the richest men on the Eastern Seaboard.
Hiding behind the wealth and social position are
quirky English servants, the effervescent family chef Claude Mondoux, John's
alcoholic wife Anne, their steadfast son Roderick and their mercurial daughter
Mary Margaret, also affectionately known as Molly.
In The Advent, Molly falls in love with lighthouse keeper
Colm Sullivan, bringing shame and tragedy upon her family.
Although cloaked in
secrecy and madness, the love affair establishes a connection between their
families that will endure for generations.
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