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THE IRISH COUNTESS
JANET QUINN
ISBN# 1-59374-501-X
June 2006
Whiskey Creek Press
www.whiskeycreekpress.com
E-Book
$5.99
334 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Ciara is finally free. Seven years ago, her uncle sold her to an English earl to produce his heir. Her husband is now dead, and she is free to return to her beloved Ireland with her son. She would be perfectly happy if someone were not trying to kill them both.

Mick has a good job as overseer of Earl Fitzsimmons’ estate, and thinks it is his lucky day when he sees the beautiful farm girl playing with a little boy in the rose garden. He immediately loses his heart. Little does he know that the farm girl is his new employer.

Set against the background of the Irish Potato Famine, a widow tries to secure her child’s future and his life from someone who is after the Earldom. She also falls in love with a man who is now below her station, and Irish. If anyone finds out, her child could be taken from her.

This novel has an unusual setting, Ireland during the Famine. It was a time of great cruelty, when English landlords exported foodstuffs for profit, while the people who harvested and tended the crops for them starved. The author has painted a vivid portrait of this, as well as very sympathetic main characters and many dangerous and exciting situations. Mick and Ciara’s love story is very well told, though not all have as happy an ending.

Maura
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