SAFE HOME – Book 2 of The Tipperary Trilogy
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Young Mikey Flynn leaves the tiny Tipperary village of Gortalocca to pursue his calling to the priesthood. But 18th century Ireland is a dangerous place
and time where Catholics are being persecuted for practicing their beliefs and priests are being hunted down and executed. A notorious priest-hunter, Captain Percival Grey, is hot on his trail. Grey is a troubled psychopath, haunted by his own demons. Matters become even more complicated when Mikey finds himself falling in love with a beautiful local girl and he struggles with a crisis of faith. Should he pursue his goal and become fully ordained or should he follow his heart?
Back home in Tipperary, his jealous brother is making a play for power. His sense of entitlement and irresponsibility threaten to destroy the family and, along with it, the very fabric of Gortalocca.
Robert D’Arcy, once a notorious man-hunter himself, is getting on in years and has become cynical and world-weary. But he is also Mikey’s uncle and, at the request of the boy’s mother, he sets out to find his nephew and bring him safely home to Gortalocca. It’s a quest fraught with perils and D’Arcy finds himself in a life and death race against time. Can he find Mikey Flynn before the murderous Captain Grey does?
Safe Home is a fast-paced tale of action, adventure and sibling rivalry …. but it is also a heart-warming and gentle love story … a story of survival against all odds. It blends compelling fiction with well-researched fact to capture the spirit of 18th century Ireland, it tells how ordinary Irish people lived and loved and how they strive to overcome hardship, oppression and persecution.
First generation Irish/American author, born in Brooklyn, New York, retired doctor now residing in a thatched cottage in Tipperary … there is no better place to write an Irish novel. If you wish, you can find out more about me from my new author’s Facebook page