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Set against the backdrop of 1840s Ireland and America, To Ride a White Horse is an epic historical saga of hope, loyalty, the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love. Buy E-Book Here

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Will our history always define us? What does it take to move on from the tragedies of our past? These are questions Laura has been avoiding since that day ten years ago when her mother took her own life, when Laura was just a teenager. Until she meets Miguel, a Colombian lawyer investigating a bombing that took place days before her mother’s death, towards the end of the Northern Irish “Troubles”. Buy the Book!

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In April 1924, the Carmania set sail from Cobh, Co. Cork bound for Philadelphia.  Catherine Brennan was one of many passengers on board who hoped to make her fortune.  Her life story unfolds at the age of 22.  Meeting the bold Maurice Fitzgerald on board ship - her 6 years in Philadelphia living with the rich and returning to the west of Ireland, to seek a husband through a matchmaker.

 This novel tells of the ups and downs of rearing a large family through 50 years of marriage. It features the fascination and reality of matchmaking, written as was spoken, full of Irish wit and natural humour, in times when entertainment was free and kissing the opposite sex had to be confessed to a priest!


In 1965, Sally Staunton was left an orphan. Now married with a son, she desperately needs to know what happened to her parents. Reared by Catherine since she was four, all she was told was they died in tragic circumstances. It was a time shrouded in secrecy. Sally tries to get Catherine who now suffers from Alzheimers disease, to tell her life story before total senility takes over her beloved grandmother.

Based on the true story of the author's mother, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1924, stayed six years working for the rich, and returned to the West of Ireland in search of a husband worthy of a returned yank. Matchmaking was rife in those days and so Nancy's mother got a matchmaker in the area of Kiltimagh to look for a suitable man, and he found her father! Theres was no love - it was a marriage of convenience - but Nancy is the youngest of 8 children, so love must have got in the back door somehow!
 

About the Author

  Born in 1944, the youngest of eight children, Nancy Carney has been married to her husband, Tom, for 43 years and counting. They have 3 daughters and three sons, along with nine grandchildren. she currently lives and works in Castlebar, Co. Mayo Ireland. This is her first novel.

Published by AuthorHouse, ISBN 978-1-4567-8543-7, July, 20, 2011. You can order the book directly from the publisher, www.authorhouse.co.uk. Suggested Retail is 11.92 euros, paperback.

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After a disastrous affair led to her banishment, Cat O'Connell has scraped by, doing whatever she can to make money--even if it's not quite legal. And so She doesn't ask questions when hired to break into the Dublin townhouse of the Earl of Kilronan and take a diary. But this job quickly unravels into disaster when she's caught red-handed by the earl himself, Aidan Douglas.

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Aidan is shocked to discover unknown intruder reading--and understanding-- his father's diary, written in the mysterious language of Fey. Aiden has been struggling to make sense of the entries, believing they may hold the answers ot his brother's disappearance and his father's murder. Determined to uncover the truth, Aiden makes the beautiful and unlikely thief an offer she can't refuse: translate the book for him or be dragged before the local magistrate.

But as Cat slowly deciphers each page, she and Aidan are drawn further into his father's violent legacy of the Other world, and Aidan finds himself spellbound by Cat's beguiling charms.

 

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Novelist Margaret Chittenden has been putting pen to paper since the fourth grade, when she completed her first manuscript Meet the Fuzzy Family.

After taking a break for many years to complete degrees in European History and Anthropology and get married, Chittenden returned to writing in 2002. She has two published romance novels and Earl of Darkness, to be released in January 2011, marks her first trilogy.

 


 

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As children, Eliza Blacknall and William Denton ran wild over the fields of southern Ireland in youthful mischief; they swore they would be friends forever but then fate took Will away to England, while Eliza stayed behind to become a proper Irish countess.

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Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it's a split between close male friends in their 20s. In Chris Binchy's astutely observed American debut, the pair in question is David and Alex, Dubliners whose long bond is tested by romantic rivalry and the strains of encroaching adult responsibilities.

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Judith Hearne is an unmarried woman of a certain age who is barely scraping by in the world: she is crippled by the prejudices of her genteel Belfast upbringing; she lives off a dwindling annuity; she --for lack of other options-- reluctantly accepts the advances of her landlady's brother.

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McPartlin's second novel (after Pack Up the Moon) follows the unlikely story of two tormented people who come together in a small Irish town. Mary has survived the deaths of her mother, her first love and her five-year-old son, earning her the nickname Mary of the Sorrows from the residents of Kenmare, Ireland. When Sam Sullivan, a music executive from New York, moves in next door, the town would like nothing more than for handsome Sam to bring her happiness.

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When bride-to-be Harri Ryan ends up at the ER with a panic attack on her wedding day, her twin brother, George, jokes that she's the most glamorous patient there. But this is no joke. It's Harri's second try at the wedding, and when she returns to her Dublin apartment, her fiancé, James, has already packed his belongings. Harri doesn't want to lose him, but she doesn't know how to convince James it won't happen a third time.

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Twenty-six-year-old Dubliner Emma has it all: a teaching job, good friends and childhood sweetheart John by her side. When John dies in an accident, she must face life alone. Haunted by what could have been and blaming herself, Emma retreats into a grief from which only her friends—successful ad-woman Clodagh, gadabout editor Seán, newlyweds Anne and Richard and her priest brother, Noel—can rouse her. A cat arrives unbidden on her windowsill, harbinger of the unbelievable string of events (pregnancy scares, a tryst with a Parisian rapper and saving a woman from a rape in a dark alley) that restores Emma's will to live. The mix of light farce and heavy drama knocks the book off balance, though, leaving readers unsure whether they should pity or envy Emma as she traipses her way to a neat, happy ending.

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Friendship. Loyalty. Love. The Claddagh Ring is an eternal symbol of all three. Though the recognizable Irish emblem of two hands reaching for each other around a heart and topped with a crown is ubiquitous among many cultures, there has never been a comprehensive account of the origins, history, and meaning of the Claddagh Ring until now.

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Osaka Heat explores the personal, religious, and cultural challenges facing an Irish-American widow, Ginger O'Neill. Ginger is forced to confront the path her life has taken as she lobbies a prestigious Japanese academy to be sister school to her own. Her three-week mission is being followed not only by her school district but by the Washington Post and the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Ginger, sole parent to her teenaged daughter, has spent the last twelve years—her widowhood—without romance; she claims there are no eligible men.

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Twenty-year-old Kitty Coakley is a young woman ahead of her time. While her sister Margaret and the other girls in their neighborhood are content to settle into lives as mothers and housewives, spirited Kitty has bigger plans. The youngest of seven children born to Irish-Catholic immigrants, she’s determined to carve out a place for herself in bustling turn-of-the-century Chicago.
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