Upstairs in her sister's house on the south side of the city in Ranelagh, Grace heard the blast as well. It was about three in the morning, and she had been lying in the bed, staring at the ceiling.
-- An Irish Volunteer by Juliet Cardinal.
In 1916, while Britain was fighting Germany in WWI, the British Empire also faced revolution in Ireland. In her debut novel, Julia Cardinal tells the fact-based story of star-crossed lovers, Joe Plunkett and Grace Gifford, who risked their love to fight for a free Irish Republic.
An Irish Volunteer is a compelling story, well-told, and would make a great book club choice.
Julia Cardinal is a author and private investigator who works on capital murder cases. An Irish Volunteer is published by Salthill Press.
PORTLAND BOOK EVENT:
Juliet will be reading from An Irish Volunteer this Thursday, August 13, at 7:30 at Powell’s on Hawthorne.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.