Mar 092011
 
MARCH 9th TO MARCH 23rd, 2011
THE LINEN QUEEN
by PATRICIA FALVEY
SYNOPSIS:
  Abandoned by her father and neglected by her self-centered, unstable mother, Sheila McGee cannot wait to escape the drudgery of her mill village life in Northern Ireland. Her classic Irish beauty helps her win the 1941 Linen Queen competition, and the prize money that goes with it finally gives her the opportunity she’s been dreaming of. But Sheila does not count on the impact of the Belfast blitz which brings World War II to her doorstep. Now even her good looks are useless in the face of travel restrictions, and her earlier resolve is eroded by her ma’s fear of being left alone.

  When American troops set up base in her village, some see them as occupiers but Sheila sees them as saviors–one of them may be her ticket out. Despite objections from her childhood friend, Gavin O’Rourke, she sets her sights on an attractive Jewish-American army officer named Joel Solomon, but her plans are interrupted by the arrival of a street-wise young evacuee from Belfast.
  Frustrated, Sheila fights to hold on to her dream but slowly her priorities change as the people of Northern Ireland put old divisions aside and bond together in a common purpose to fight the Germans. Sheila’s affection for Joel grows as she and Gavin are driven farther apart. As the war moves steadily closer to those she has grown to love, Sheila confronts more abandonment and loss, and finds true strength, compassion, and a meaning for life outside of herself.

THANKS TO BRAD AND THE AMAZING

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  1. I have not been but a very good friend who married an Irish guy went with her family a few years ago & it sounded wonderful!

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  3. Yes, I do want to go to Ireland. My father was statoned there with his brother during WWII. He flew reconnaisance from there. He fell in love with the people and and scenery there. I made hm a promise to go there which I plan to make good on.

    Also, after my father's death, I found out that some of his ancestors were from Armaugh, Ireland.
    The author has said that she spends half her time in Armaugh and half in Dallas. So I want to see that part of Ireland too.

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  7. I have not been, but would love to go!!

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  8. i have a friend who bicycled through ireland and said it was gorgeous! i also love castles and leprachauns!
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  10. I've never been there but would love to visit Ireland.
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  13. Ireland looks like such a beautiful country. I would love to visit.

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  15. I have never been to Ireland, but my ex husbands family is Irish!
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  17. I have never been to Ireland but would love to go visit the public gardens there!

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  18. I am your newest follower on Google Friend Connect. I see you have Merry Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart on your reading list! I love her as an author, particularly the Death on Demand series. I haven't yet read any of her ghost mysteries though. I'll have to check for a review here.

  19. I have never been to Ireland but from all of the pictures that I've seen it looks like a beautiful place. I would love to go there one day.
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  24. I have never been to Ireland but I would love to visit. I bet its very beautiful. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  25. I'm not entering the giveaway since I have a copy of this book. I loved this book to bits. It holds a very special space on my bookshelf 🙂

  26. With a name like mine, yes…I'd love to see Ireland and honor my ancestors!!
    What a very beautiful blog you have! And I love the book cursor!

  27. Years and years ago we visited Ireland and I loved it! If I won the lottery I would definitely go back.

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  29. Ireland is not on my "top ten places to visit before i die" list but it does look like a beautiful country and if given the opportunity i would definitely go.

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  32. I have never been to Ireland, but I wouldn't mind visiting. Please enter me. Thanks!

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