When a reclusive pub customer bequeaths her entire castle estate to a family broken apart by grief and misunderstanding, a father and his sons tiptoe around the questions that none of them want to ask or attempt to answer. It takes a lovely wedding and its guests to begin the quest, spanning multiple generations of families torn asunder by the atrocities of war, yet bonded together forever by their hopes for the future. "One day Ireland would be free". . . . and "some people don' leave".
Sink into the depths of Ireland's rich history, lovingly cultivated with the blood, sweat and tears of those gone before; as love, courage and faithfulness win battles over and above the heart and the heartland. Only a talented author could paint such a picture!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
A storied castle. A band of rebels.
A nation chasing a centuries-old dream of freedom.
And three women who rise above it all . . .
When Laine Forrester travels overseas to attend her best friend’s vineyard wedding, she expects to find the bride on the brink of a fairy-tale life. But after a series of unforeseen setbacks, it seems the storybook lives they’d imagined are suddenly ripping apart.
With hopes of resurrecting a happy ending, Laine agrees to accompany the newlyweds to the groom’s home in Ireland—never expecting she’d be the one drawn in by its wide-open moors, backroads bordering the Irish Sea, and a mysterious castle that dares to keep its secrets hidden.
From the storied streets of Dublin to the shores of the Emerald Isle, Laine is drawn in to the land and its rich history. The castle ruins whisper stories of Issy—a photojournalist battling through the 1916 Easter Rising, and Maeve—the castle’s lady of legend, fighting for survival through the 1798 rebellion that started it all.
Spanning more than two centuries, Castle on the Rise unites the legacy of three women who must risk mending the broken places within for life, love, and the belief that even through the depths of our pain, a masterpiece of a story can emerge.
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