Synopsis:Alyson Hughes can't take it anymore!
Between her dead-end job, odious boss, and two-timing boyfriend, she needs to go somewhere far away from Cork, Ireland. Order book here!
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
Sarah, I’m not coming home tonight.
If you love me, you will give me the space I need…
Tell the children I love them.
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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!
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.
1. Ending a knitted work.
2. Releasing lines holding a boat to its mooring.
3. Letting go...
On a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland, the fishermen's handmade sweaters tell a story. Each is unique-feelings stitched into rows, memories into patterns.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.