Heart of Gold
By: Kathrine Lydon Wollaston
About the Book
The Murray family is facing starvation, eviction from their home, and death during the devastating Potato Famine in Ireland. The family’s young son, Aidan, has a plan. In order to save his family, he and his sister, Bridget, journey to the dell to capture a leprechaun and persuade him to give them a few pieces of gold. But once captured, will the leprechaun share his wealth?
Heart of Gold combines historical fiction and humor to demonstrate the love that the impoverished Murray family has maintained throughout troubled times. It stresses the importance of the family unit, which should be the strength of modern society, and proves that, in the end, love conquers all.
About the Author
Katherine Lydon Wollaston is retired after 32 years as an elementary school teacher and administrator. She earned her B.A. in Education and her Master’s of Science in Education and Reading from the State University of New York. In addition, she also received a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S), and a degree in School Administration and Supervision (S.A.S). Throughout her career, Katherine has been recognized by her school and surrounding communities, winning “Teacher of the Year” in 1992 and being appointed into the published book of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She has also been inducted into the women’s educational honor society, Delta Kappa Gamma.
Katherine currently resides in the Southern Tier region of New York State with her husband of 47 years. Together, they have two children and four grandchildren.