#Review: Honoria by Marion Fitzgerald @PoolbegBooks #Honoria #Historicalfiction #IrishAuthor #IrishFiction
Book length - 546 pages
Publisher - Poolbeg
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I want to thank Caroline from poolbeg.com for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Local girl Honoria Kane is the scullery maid in the kitchens of Tyrone House, a job she took on reluctantly at her parents’ insistence.
Christopher St. George is heir to the magnificent house and a vast estate in County Galway. His passion is horses, while his ambition is to become a member of the Turf Club and own his own racing stables at the Curragh of Kildare.
Against all the odds they fall in love. But the road ahead is to be a long and rocky one.
Their worlds are wide apart and, if they are to be together, they will have to defy their families, social convention and the law of the land. Christopher is Protestant and Honnie is Catholic. In 1827, marriage between them is illegal. But to live together unmarried would disgrace both their families, break their parents’ hearts and affect the marriage prospects of their siblings.
But Christopher is a risktaker, both on the racing track and off, and Honnie knows she has found the love of her life. They have to find a way to be together.
History comes alive in this emotional story of forbidden love and hardship in Ireland during the 1800s.
Honoria Kane is a lowly scullery maid at the big house, a job she despises but must do to help her family. Christopher St. George is the heir to this vast estate where Honoria works but horses are the love of his life and where his passion lies, and then he falls for Honoria. Forbidden on every level and from every side, Honoria and Christopher are determined to be together and are willing to risk it all for each other. But at a turbulent time in Irish history where class divides and poverty are everywhere in sight, can love really conquer all?
Part historical fact and part fiction, HONORIA by Marion Fitzgerald has obviously been a huge labour of love for this author who has a personal connection to the story which you will discover at the end. While this story is certainly long in length, please do not let it deter you from reading it because there is not an unnecessary word used to describe this enthralling love story. Ireland's history comes alive on every page and the level of description and detail shown throughout is truly awe-inspiring as the amount of research necessary must have been huge.
HONORIA by Marion Fitzgerald is an emotional story that is sure to touch your heart. The characters steadfastness, their hardship, and their strength of spirit are abundant on every page and I highly recommend this story to readers who enjoy historical fiction and Irish fiction alike.
Marion Fitzgerald was born and grew up in Sandymount, Dublin. She went to school locally and then on to UCD where she did a BA degree in English and Spanish. After she left college she got some part-time work with a trade journal and eventually went on to work for the Irish Times, first as a secretary and then as a full-time journalist. She wrote for various newspapers and magazines over the following years and did a bit of television RTÉ's very first days. She also did some radio work and loved it.
Marion enjoys travelling and has always enjoyed meeting people and hearing their stories. She counts herself lucky to have met many of the most interesting people of her time in her role as a journalist.
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