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.

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