After The Rising & Before The Fall: Two-Books-In-One Edition
After twenty years away, Jo Devereux flies home to Ireland for her mother’s funeral – the mother she hasn’t spoken to for more than two decades.
Every minute there reminds her of all the reasons she left and she has no desire to reacquaint herself with her home village. Or with Rory O’Donovan, the only man she ever loved, who still lives in the village.
Then, she reads her mother’s will.
Her inheritance is a chest full of letters and diaries, written by her grandmother and great-aunt. In them, Jo discovers a legacy of poison and hatred that has laid waste to the lives of four generations of women.
Facing the birth of her child, and single motherhood, Jo must now find out the ultimate truth: Who really killed her great uncle? What secrets and lies lay under her mother’s and grandmother’s unshakeable silence?
Could her mission to uncover the truth about her foremothers be the key to a future with Rory? Or will it be their undoing?
Read this haunting, heartbreaking saga of love, loss, and secrets in a country and a family ravaged by all kinds of intimate war.
The first two books in The Irish Trilogy by Orna Ross, a historical murder mystery series of love, revenge and redemption. It’s the perfect read for fans of Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor and The Irish Inheritance by M.J Lee.
“The sort of massive book you could happily curl up with for the entire winter, an impressive canvas interweaving a contemporary story of love, emigration and loss with the complex world of civil war politics, emerging women’s rights and buried secrets… a captivating read.” —Irish Independent
“This expertly crafted novel is an important work in terms of Irish social history, but it will also be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates intelligent and profound family sagas that make the reader count his own blessings.” — Historical Nov
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