Thursday, August 6, 2015

Book Beginning: An Irish Volunteer


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Tribe after tribe, the Celts arrived like waves. One generation after another ventured across the water to conquer and claim a portion of this land at the end of the world.

-- An Irish Volunteer by Juliet Cardinal.

During the 1916 Irish Revolution, a star-crossed pair of lovers teamed up to fight the British for an independent Irish Republic. Joe Plunkett was Catholic, the son of a Count, a poet, and one of the leaders of the rebellion; Grace Gifford was a Protestant and a rising artist.

Cardinal's new novel tells the remarkable true story of their love and the risks they took for their country's freedom.


guiltless reader said...

Is this historical fiction or non-fiction?

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love books set in Ireland!

Elizabeth B said...

I love HF, especially if some of the key players are real. It makes me feel more invested, and it gives me people to read biographies about if I can find them.

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

My father's family came from Ireland, but I never got a clear story of how.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Not one for me I'm afraid, although those opening lines are very powerful and descriptive, so that I can almost visualise the sights and sounds!

Thanks for sharing and I hope that you enjoy the book. Thanks for hosting BBOF and enjoy your weekend :)


Anne Bennett said...

You always seem to find such interesting and eclectic books to read. While I slog along reading YA book after YA book, you seem to find primary documents aplenty.

Elizabeth said...

Love the description...great imagery.

Thanks for sharing.

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Diane Coto said...

Hi - This sounds fascinating. Have you completed it?
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Katherine P said...

I'm fascinated with all things Irish and the Irish Revolution is something I know far too little about. This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I'm not too familiar with this topic, but I would like to know more about it.

LuAnn Braley said...

Visiting from Book Beginnings/Friday 56. I've TBR'd this book on GoodReads. I love historical fiction and especially like that this book brings a different tack to the Catholic/Protestant controversy in Ireland.

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