Ithaca Before She Married Dour Scotsman Gus McCallum, Cecily Was A Daubeny, A Descendant Of A Thirteenth Century Crusader From The Channel Island Of Jersey As She, Too, Travels Far From Home First To Scotland, And Then, In The 1920s, To The Wild And Remote South Of New Zealand She Carries With Her The Spirit Of This Long Dead Ancestor And The Name He Bequeathed Her Cecily Finds A Lasting Love On Her Voyage Across The World, But Byron Kelly Is A Priest And She Is A Married Woman, Their Relationship Being The Catalyst For Both Breakdown And Redemption Life In New Zealand, Through Depression, War And Personal Struggle, Is Hard And Full Of Sadness, But Hope Is Restored Both For Cecily And For The Generations Who Come After Her A Touching And Memorable Love Story In The Tradition Of Colleen McCulloch S The Thorn Birds, This Compelling Saga Is Also A Tale Of Journeys And War, Of Mothers, Sons, Daughters And Sisters The Brittle Yet Enduring Bonds Of Blood And The Compulsion To Find One S Roots Lead To A Jolting Confrontation With Today S International Problems Set In Scotland And London, New Zealand, Germany And Modern Jerusalem, Ithaca Is A Beautifully Written And Evocative Portrayal Of Loss, Alienation And Hope.