Wednesday, 27 January 2021

A Rush Of White Wings by Pamela Ford + #Giveaway

 

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Book Details:
 
Book Title A Rush of White Wings: An Irish Historical Love Story by Pamela Ford
Book Series: An Irish Historical Love Story
Category Adult Fiction (18 +), 382 pages
Genre Historical Romance
Publisher Aine Press
Release dates:   October 2020
Content Rating: PG-13:
There are two pretty mild love scenes, short and not explicit. Virtually no swearing except the more common Irish versions: "Jaysus" or "Jesus, Mary and Joseph."

Book Description:

The best journey brings you home. Boston, 1849. Shattered by the devastating loss of his wife and children during the Irish famine, Sean Deacey has given up on love and happiness. So when he rescues an infant from an immigrant shipwreck, he gives the orphaned babe to his sister Kathleen and her husband. They raise the boy as their own – until Ailish Sullivan arrives two years later claiming the child is her last living relative and demanding his return. A legal fight ensues, and Sean befriends Ailish, determined to change her mind and keep her from destroying his sister’s family. But when friendship leads to understanding, he is torn between the desires of both families. And as his feelings grow for a woman he knows he should not want and can never have, he faces an agonizing choice – stand with his sister or follow his heart. Award-winning author Pamela Ford explores the bonds of family as she takes readers on an uplifting emotional journey through grief, sacrifice, and the power of forgiveness.

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A Rush of White Wings is the sequel to To Ride A White Horse, Pamela Ford's first historical fiction novel of the Irish Deacey family who immigrated to America in the 1840s to escape the horrors of famine in Ireland. To Ride A White Horse was very much Kathleen Deacey's story and, while she remains an important character, A Rush of White Wings puts her brother, Sean, more into the limelight. Sean's courageous act of rescuing a refugee baby from the sea after the boat it was on is destroyed by a storm, brings great joy to all the Deacey's but that happiness cannot last. Instead Ford takes readers on an emotional journey, reminiscent of Brecht's The Chalk Circle, as she pits two determined women against each other - each one convinced she can provide the better home for the baby.

Young Will is absolutely the star of A Rush of White Wings and I loved his scene-stealing antics which frequently inject a bubble of humour into what would otherwise be a very intense novel. Unfortunately I felt the ultimate conclusion to the story was telegraphed from far too early on so I didn't get a real sense of trepidation about Will's eventual fate, however I could completely empathise with both Kathleen and with Will's Aunt, Ailish, both of whom had equally valid reasons to want to raise 'their' child. Ford raises interesting questions about what determines personal identity and whether blood family connections are more important than financial stability. The bitter xenophobia experienced by Irish immigrants is also a strong theme of this novel with Ford ably portraying that many thousands found themselves not much better off on American soil than they had been in Ireland. The timeliness of reading A Rush of White Wings in the week of Joe Biden's inauguration wasn't lost on me!


Meet the Author:

Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of historical and contemporary romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot. After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam spent many years as a copywriter and freelance writer before inserting a plot twist in her career path and writing her first book. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a National Readers' Choice Awards finalist, a Kindle Book Awards finalist, a Maggie Awards for Excellence finalist, and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist.

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Tour Schedule:
 
Jan 6 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS / giveaway
Jan 6 - Library of Clean Reads – book review of TO RIDE A WHITE HORSE / giveaway
Jan 6 - Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 7 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 7 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS / giveaway
Jan 11 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS / giveaway
Jan 12 – Working Mommy Journal – book review of TO RIDE A WHITE HORSE / giveaway
Jan 13 – Mystery Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 14 – Literary Flits – book review of TO RIDE A WHITE HORSE / giveaway
Jan 15 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of TO RIDE A WHITE HORSE / giveaway
Jan 20 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 - Library of Clean Reads – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS / giveaway
Jan 21 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 22 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of TO RIDE A WHITE HORSE
Jan 25 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS
Jan 26 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 26 - Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 27 – Literary Flits – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS / giveaway
Jan 28 – Pause for Tales – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS / giveaway
Jan 28 - Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 29 - Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS
Feb 1 – Corinne Rodrigues – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS / giveaway
Feb 2 – High Society Book Reviews – book review of A RUSH OF WHITE WINGS / guest post / giveaway
 

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Win signed copies of To Ride A White Horse and A Rush Of White Wings. Open to the USA only from the 14th January to the 9th February.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the lovely review and for featuring my Out of Ireland series!

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