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Border Crossings [Paperback]

Carole Bellacera
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What happens when an American woman marries a perfectly ordinary Irish professor, hoping to settle down to a tranquil life in Dublin? Answer: A murder. A dilemma. And an abrupt move to Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, where she is thrust into the center of a violent political conflict that threatens to destroy her marriage--and perhaps her life.
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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forge (Mar 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812575733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812575736
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.7 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,266,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A book about an American woman's love for an Irish activist
As an author, and an Irish-American, I feel a lot of passion for Ireland, both North and South. In my novel, BORDER CROSSINGS, I've written the story of an American woman's love for her Irish husband, a professor at Dublin's Trinity College. When his brother is murdered by Protestant extremists, he moves Kathy and their young son, Sean, to his hometown of Enniskillen, where she must adapt to life in a frequently violent society. I hope readers of BORDER CROSSINGS will come away with a better understanding of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, as seen through the eyes of an American woman, desperate to hold onto her love for her husband, yet afraid for their very lives. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Carole Bellacera's work has appeared in magazines such as Woman's World, The Star, Endless Vacation and The Washington Post. She is the author of four acclaimed novels published by Tor/Forge Books. Carole’s first novel, "Border Crossings", a hardcover published by Forge Books in May of 1999, was a 2000 RITA Award nominee for Best Romantic Suspense and Best First Book, a nominee for the 2000 Virginia Literary Award in Fiction. Other Books by Carole Border Crossings – Forge Books, May 1999 Spotlight – Forge Books, April 2000 East of the Sun, West of the Moon – Forge Books, July 2001 Understudy – Forge Books, June 2003 Chocolate on a Stick – Baycrest Books, Sept 2005 Upcoming: Lily of the Springs --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Top rate tale with a deep message 14 May 1999
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Format:Hardcover
In 1991, American Kathy O'Faolain loves living in Ireland, the home of her beloved spouse Pearse, a college professor. Kathy enjoys working with troubled teens from both Protestant and Catholic families.. She takes special delight in watching her child Sean as he grows up.
Kathy's idyllic life abruptly ends when an assassin brutally murders Pearse's brother because of his connection to the Sinn Fein. To honor his sibling, Pearse returns to the family home in Enniskillen to take over his deceased brother's efforts. As someone murders other family members, Kathy fears for the lives of her spouse and child from an assailant who will not quit until he eradicates the O'Faolain clan.
BORDER CROSSINGS is an exciting thriller that centers on the message of stopping the insanity of eternal killings in the name of some political order. The story line is crisp, bringing home the Irish question in an alarming but real manner. The O'Faolain clan is a wonderful group, and the villagers and murderer augment the plot with a feel to their dilemmas. Carole Bellacera shows she can combine hatred and love, terror and hope into a very well written tale.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A moving, powerful and memorable story. 9 April 1999
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Format:Hardcover
The author writes with insight and compassion about the O'Faolain family, as seen through the eyes of Kathy, an American woman married to an Irishman and living in Northern Ireland. It is a story about responsibilities and passion; about family, loyalty and love; and mostly, it is about the human spirit. Quite simply, BORDER CROSSINGS is breathtaking!
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's Impossible Not to be Swept Away 9 April 1999
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Format:Hardcover
...by the tide of emotions that march across Katherine O'Faolain's heart in BORDER CROSSINGS--from love to bitter hatred, from helplessness to hope that rises when she grasps at a tiny shard of light. Hats off to Ms Bellacera for reminding us that love can conquer even the most war-torn and uncertain future. I can't wait to read more of her work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 11 Dec 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about Ireland's history found it very interesting & an easy read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart wrenching and exhilarating. 25 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book was my first glimpse into the horrendous personal sacrifice and pain caused by The Troubles. My heart was filled with anger, frustration, sorrow, joy and exhilaration as I turned each page through Kathy's life and the course of history in Ireland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing! 20 July 1999
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Format:Hardcover
I was mesmerized with every page! I was engrossed with every experience Kathy encountered. To me the charactes were so vivid; I fell in love with some and hated some. It really brings emotion while you read. This book is one of the best I've ever read and I'm anxiously awaiting Bellacera's next novel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Story With Characters You Care About. 24 Jun 1999
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Format:Hardcover
Border Crossings was an enjoyable read. I was captivated, unable to put it down once I started reading it. I grew emotional attached with many of the characters. I also learned a great deal about the Troubles, something I wasn't aware of. I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Irish Family's Peace: for country and family
BORDER CROSSINGS is like a rare diamond with many unique facests casting off interesting insights into one familiy's struggle to find a compromise for the love of their country,... Read more
Published on 21 Jun 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars A triumph! BORDER CROSSINGS is the must-read novel of '99
Carole Bellacera paints a vivid--and riveting--portrait of The Irish Troubles as seen through the lives--and loves--of the O'Faolain clan, Irish Catholics living in British... Read more
Published on 19 Jun 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars A book that explores love and hate
Carole Bellacera grabs the reader from the first page and never lets go in a gripping tale of love and hate. Read more
Published on 26 May 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Top rate tale with a deep message
In 1991, American Kathy O'Faolain loves living in Ireland, the home of her beloved spouse Pearse, a college professor. Read more
Published on 20 May 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Border Crossing changed how I feel about being Irish.
As an Irish-American raised in Boston, I had thought I understood "The Troubles," but Border Crossings made me feel, for the first time, the complexity and passion of... Read more
Published on 18 May 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving portrait of a family ensnared in violence.
...and the uncertainty of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. A well-drawn cast of characters and a fast-paced plot will keep the reader turning pages while Kathy's fight to save... Read more
Published on 9 April 1999
4.0 out of 5 stars BORDER CROSSINGS is A Stupendously Big Book
...and Carole Bellacera is an important new talent. I devoured this one quickly and then wanted more! Read more
Published on 9 April 1999
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