#Review: A Class Apart by Susie Murphy @susiemwrites #AClassApart #Histfic #Historicalfiction #Ireland #IrishAuthor
Book length - 282 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
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I want to thank Susie Murphy for providing me with an e-copy of her book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
It’s 1828, and Ireland is in turmoil as Irish tenants protest against their upper-class English landlords.
Nineteen-year-old Bridget Muldowney is thrilled to return to the estate in Carlow she’ll inherit when she comes of age. But since she left for Dublin seven years earlier, the tomboy has become a refined young lady, engaged to be married to a dashing English gentleman.
Cormac McGovern, now a stable hand on the estate, has missed his childhood friend. He and Bridget had once been thick as thieves, running wild around the countryside together.
When Bridget and Cormac meet again their friendship begins to rekindle, but it’s different now that they are adults. Bridget’s overbearing mother, determined to enforce the employer-servant boundaries, conspires with Bridget’s fiancé to keep the pair apart.
With the odds stacked against them, can Bridget and Cormac’s childhood attachment blossom into something more?
A CLASS APART by Susie Murphy is a richly detailed, historical tale of love against all odds and I enjoyed it from start to finish.
In 1828 Bridget Muldowney is happy to return to Carlow and is no longer the little rascal that she used to be, but rather a refined and intelligent young lady with a wealthy English fiancè. Her childhood friend, Cormac, now works on the estate and while you would imagine that their altered lives would mean they no longer have anything in common, this does not prove to be the case. As they get reacquainted, their friendship blossoms as they learn so much about what has happened in the intervening years, and as they spend more time together, their feelings only grow stronger. But there are those who will do anything to keep them apart ...
A CLASS APART by Susie Murphy is like a tapestry upon the wall - wonderful to look upon and as you focus closely on each part it unveils even more to the eye. As you read this story you will fall deeper and deeper into the history of Ireland at the time, into the characters themselves, and into the emotions that are so vividly described that you cannot help but be caught up in it all too. The harsh reality of life for many is touched upon but ultimately this is a story about love and its power and strength. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I look forward to the next in this series.
Susie Murphy is an Irish historical fiction author. She loves historical fiction so much that she often wishes she had been born two hundred years ago. Still, she remains grateful for many aspects of the modern age, including women’s suffrage, electric showers and pizza. A Class Apart is the first volume in Susie's A Matter of Class series, which begins in Ireland in 1828.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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