Unable to cope with the violence of West Belfast, Meghan McCarthy left to attend school in order to become a barrister. To accomplish her goal, she had to leave behind the man she loved, IRA member Michael Devlin, who felt the same way about her. Meghan becomes famous as a successful London attorney and even marries a renowned Englishman, who has since died.
No longer an IRA member, but currently an Sinn Fein leader, Michael is arrested for the murder of James Killingsworth, the man expected to be the next British Prime Minister. Listening to the plea of Michael's mother, Meghan agrees to defend him even though it seems that Michael has been set up to take the fall. Meghan and Michael soon realize that they still love each other, but can they overcome their past and an unknown enemy to explore a future together?
The renowned, award winning romance writer, Jeanette Baker, demonstrates why she is one of the best contemporary romance writers of the nineties with this poignant novel. Though a bit biased, IRISH LADY is a brilliantly designed mixing of a contemporary romance with a historical romance that cleverly compares the Northern Ireland problem of the late sixteenth century with the modern era.