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Author of fifteen novels, JEANETTE BAKER has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as a forceful writer of character and conflict whose novels are “irresistible reading.” Jeanette lives in California during the winter months where she teaches literature and writing, and in County Kerry, Ireland during the summer.
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Publisher: Pocket
Paperback: 432 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0671017354
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Jillian Fitgerald, whose grand house had 60 rooms, grew up together with Frankie Maguire, the kennel keeper’s son, in Northern Ireland. That she was rich and he was poor did not daunt their dreams of someday marrying. But Jillian was headed for a privileged life and the university. Frankie, drawn into the nationalist cause, faced a charge of murder and the dark walls of a jail cell.

With their lives torn apart, there seemed no chance for Jillian and Frankie. But the heart owns knowledge to which the mind is not privy. Generations before, an Irish princess, Eleanor “Nell” Fitzgerald, her family killed, her life in jeopardy, her beloved torn from her arms, was preparing to reach out to another woman who shared her heritage…a woman in another century. Now, from the court of Henry VIII to the violent streets of modern Belfast, Nell and Jillian will become two souls joined in one courageous battle to prove that neither prison bars nor the hands of time can stop the power of love


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  1. I have always enjoyed a great mystery and this sounds great.

    Thanks for the interview and review.

    I will share.

  2. What a great blurb; it drawns you in, grabs your interest, and leaves your wanting more! Splitting your time between California and Ireland sounds wonderfulm – a bit jealous~ Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Nell.

  3. There are many elements in this story that appeals to me. I like the setting and era especially.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing about this very intriguing read and for the lovely giveaway opportunity. I really would like to know how this plays out 🙂


  5. NELL sounds great – historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and I pretty much always read ones set in England, Ireland, Scotland, and/or Wales, so your book definitely interests me! I like the added twist of two women who are centuries apart "meeting" because of their shared circumstances. It sounds really unique!

    As another comment mentioned, I envy you being able to spend half your time in County Kerry, Ireland! I would just like to *visit* Ireland, at least once, before I am gone from this world. That's one reason I read so many historical fiction books located there! So I thank you for offering the giveaway and the chance to "visit" Ireland through your writing and storytelling. All the best!

    hmbryan (at) alumni (dot) duke (dot) edu

  6. I was just looking for this book to read and it was really something good to read and also for having some quality time. I think that I have become the fan of the writer of this book.

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