Maeve is the daughter of a wealthy Dubliner, a Protestant. Strong-willed and unorthodox, she flouts her parents’ wishes by marrying Danny, a rebellious and idealistic young Roman Catholic. On the day that her son Kieran is born, Danny is in the thick of the Easter Rising, fierce in his idealism yet as conventional in his views of women and marriage as Maeve is unconventional. When Danny’s unruly temper begins to direct itself against Maeve and Kieran, Maeve finds herself deeply attracted to Danny’s strong and gentle brother, Dermot. But Dermot is a priest, and therefore forbidden. Their passion and guilt have dire repercussions for generations to come.
About the Author
Eileen Townsend is the author of the bestselling novels ‘Of Woman Born’, ‘In Love and War’, ‘The Love Child’, ‘The Other Woman’, ‘Child of Fire’, ‘Dreamtime’ and ‘Thine is the Kingdom’. With her husband, Professor Colin Townsend, she compiled ‘War Wives’, the widely acclaimed story of women in the Second World War.
Born in Scotland, she spent of most of her childhood in Cumbria. She is an MA graduate in Modern History and Political Science.