Kilpara

Kilpara Ellis O Donovan was an American through and through He had no intention of going to his ancestral home in Ireland After all his parents were chased out by the English But his mother insists on being

  • Title: Kilpara
  • Author: Patricia Hopper
  • ISBN: 9781310551024
  • Page: 311
  • Format: ebook
  • Ellis O Donovan was an American through and through He had no intention of going to his ancestral home in Ireland After all, his parents were chased out by the English But his mother insists on being taken back to die at her old estate, Kilpara Ellis reluctantly agrees, expecting a quick round trip Kilpara and its residents have other plans The strife Ellis finds betEllis O Donovan was an American through and through He had no intention of going to his ancestral home in Ireland After all, his parents were chased out by the English But his mother insists on being taken back to die at her old estate, Kilpara Ellis reluctantly agrees, expecting a quick round trip Kilpara and its residents have other plans The strife Ellis finds between his desire to return to his life in America, and to aid his kin in Ireland reaches a dangerous pinnacle when he meets Morrigan, the daughter of the very English overlord who has taken his birthright.Praise for Kilpara a recommended pick not for romance readers or historical novel enthusiasts, but for those who usually eschew either genre for its lack of you are there intimacy, presented in abundance in Kilpara D.Donovan, Midwest Book ReviewA captivating journey back in time Laura Treacy Bentley, author, Lake Effect and The Silver Tattoo A riveting and satisfying read from beginning to end John M Cahill, author, Primitive Passions

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    1. KILPARA takes the reader on a captivating journey after the Civil War from Maryland to Galway, Ireland. Ellis O'Donovan, a handsome and intelligent young man with a roving eye for beautiful women, grants his mother her dying wish to return her to her ancestral home, Kilpara, in Ireland where she wants to be buried after her death. Ellis discovers his homeland in the process and falls in love with it. This story is told with historical accuracy, and readers will feel as if they are there at the O [...]

    2. Finally! A novel in which the family is NOT dysfunctional! Patricia Hopper has written a heartwarming story about a family that understands and accepts duties and obligations. In Kilpara, when the dying matriarch decides that she wants to return to Ireland to be buried on the family’s old estate, her youngest son, Ellis O’Donovan sets aside his qualms and accompanies her. Once in Ireland, however, honoring his mother’s wishes becomes more difficult with each passing day and his chances of [...]

    3. Even though Kilpara is a story about a son’s promise to take his dying mother home to Ireland where she can be buried on the family’s old home spot, this book is not a depressing read. The flavorful casts of characters and vibrant settings have an uplifting effect. The author’s Irish roots really show when she describes the people and places within the story. I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction. The author gives readers some Irish history and takes them on a journe [...]

    4. I liked all of the historical details in this book. I liked that the action was split between 1860's American and Ireland. The story proceeds along at a nice pace and the main character is quite likable and feels realistic. Although the story gets a bit predictable towards the end, it's still a fun journey to get there. I received this book as a First-Read. Yay!

    5. I absolutely loved this book. The writing is wonderful. It was a very interesting story. I loved the descriptions of Ireland. Can't wait to pick up her next book.

    6. From Midwest Book Reviews (Diane Donovan, reviewer):Ellis O'Donovan has bad feelings about his ancestral home, Ireland, because his parents were forced to flee the English to their new home in America. Aside from his name, he has no intention of returning to the "old country" - but when his mother insists on returning to Kilpara, her old estate home in Ireland, to die, Ellis has no choice but to help her achieve her last wish. That doesn't mean he has to sojourn to Ireland and enjoy it, or even [...]

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