The Hard Way Home

The Hard Way Home
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2020-06-22
  • ISBN : 9798655555730

The Hard Way Home Book Review:

Dublin 1950Liesl Bannon has never felt like she was truly at home anywhere, not since her mother placed her and her brother Erich on the last Kindertransport out of Berlin in 1939. She'd been so much more fortunate than most Jews, saved from the horrors of the Nazi regime. Being adopted by Elizabeth and Daniel Lieber meant she and Erich spent the war in Northern Ireland, safe and loved, but Liesl always knew something was missing. When an opportunity to return to Berlin to represent her university presents itself, she is so torn. Should she go back to the city that rejected her and her family, would it be too harrowing, or would it feel like home? In Berlin, a chance encounter with an old family friend sparks emotions for Liesl that she'd suppressed since she was a child. She finds herself desperately wanting to go back to those carefree days before Hitler, when life made sense, but why was her family so set against her return? Was it because they were worried about her as they claimed, or was there a darker, more sinister reason? The Hard Way Home is the third book in the best-selling Star and the Shamrock series.

The Star and the Shamrock

The Star and the Shamrock
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 442
  • Relase : 2020-03-09
  • ISBN : 9798622905520

The Star and the Shamrock Book Review:

Ariella Bannon has no choice: she must put her precious children, Liesl and Erich, on that train or allow them to become prey for the Nazis. Berlin 1939. When her husband doesn't come home one day, Ariella realises that the only way she can ensure her children's safety is to avail of the Kindertransport, but can she bear to let them go?Elizabeth Klein has closed herself off from the world. Losing her husband on the last day of the Great War, and her child months later, she cannot, will not, love again. It hurts too much. But she is all Liesl and Erich Bannon have. Thrown together in the wild countryside of Northern Ireland, Elizabeth and the Bannon children discover that life in the country is anything but tranquil. Danger and intrigue lurk everywhere, and some people are not what they seem. From the streets of wartime Berlin, to the bombed out city of Liverpool, and finally resting in the lush valleys of the Ards Penisula, The Star and The Shamrock from USA Today bestselling author Jean Grainger, is unputdownable.

The Hard Way Home

The Hard Way Home
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2020-06-29
  • ISBN : 9798658809748

The Hard Way Home Book Review:

Dublin 1950Liesl Bannon has never felt like she was truly at home anywhere, not since her mother placed her and her brother Erich on the last Kindertransport out of Berlin in 1939. She'd been so much more fortunate than most Jews, saved from the horrors of the Nazi regime. Being adopted by Elizabeth and Daniel Lieber meant she and Erich spent the war in Northern Ireland, safe and loved, but Liesl always knew something was missing. When an opportunity to return to Berlin to represent her university presents itself, she is so torn. Should she go back to the city that rejected her and her family, would it be too harrowing, or would it feel like home?In Berlin, a chance encounter with an old family friend sparked emotions for Liesl that she'd suppressed since she was a child. She finds herself desperately wanting to go back to those carefree days before Hitler, when life made sense, but why was her family so set against her return? Was it because they were worried about her as they claimed, or was there a darker, more sinister reason?The Hard Way Home is the next heart wrenching instalment in the best-selling Star and the Shamrock series.

The World Starts Anew

The World Starts Anew
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2020-11-20
  • ISBN : 9798568424413

The World Starts Anew Book Review:

Ballycreggan, Northern Ireland, 1955Erich Bannon is happy in the small Irish village he has thought of as home since he arrived as a terrified, traumatised seven year old, one of the last Jewish children to escape Berlin in 1939. Now twenty three years old, it feels like all of his friends are drawn to The Promised Land, and he can understand why, but Israel is not for him. One by one, they leave, and Erich is bereft.Feeling lonely, he wonders if he should just go too, but a chance encounter with an Irish Catholic girl makes him feel hope again. All he and Róisín want is to be allowed to love each other but the traditions and rules of their backgrounds forbid it. When Róisín is spirited away by her family, Erich wonders if their relationship was doomed from the start, and he's drawn to the bright lights of New York to salve his broken heart. By the time he learns that Róisín wasn't honest with him about her family and what kind of people they really were, it is too late and he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a dangerous world from which there seems to be no escape, no matter where he goes. From rural Ireland, to the glitz of 1950's America, from the orange groves of Israel to the dark streets of post-war Liverpool, The World Starts Anew, is the fourth book in the best-selling Star and the Shamrock series.

Chasing History

Chasing History
  • Author : Carl Bernstein
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2022-01-11
  • ISBN : 9781627791519

Chasing History Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller In this triumphant memoir, Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of All the President’s Men and pioneer of investigative journalism, recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation’s capital—a winning tale of scrapes, gumshoeing, and American bedlam. In 1960, Bernstein was just a sixteen-year-old at considerable risk of failing to graduate high school. Inquisitive, self-taught—and, yes, truant—Bernstein landed a job as a copyboy at the Evening Star, the afternoon paper in Washington. By nineteen, he was a reporter there. In Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, Bernstein recalls the origins of his storied journalistic career as he chronicles the Kennedy era, the swelling civil rights movement, and a slew of grisly crimes. He spins a buoyant, frenetic account of educating himself in what Bob Woodward describes as “the genius of perpetual engagement.” Funny and exhilarating, poignant and frank, Chasing History is an extraordinary memoir of life on the cusp of adulthood for a determined young man with a dogged commitment to the truth.

The Tour

The Tour
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 492
  • Relase : 2020-03-09
  • ISBN : 9798623155399

The Tour Book Review:

Take a tour you'll never forget as you navigate the stunning vistas of gorgeous Ireland along with the hearts and minds of a cast of characters who will live with you, long after you've finished the last page. During a routine tour of Ireland, tour guide Conor O'Shea finds himself on a journey of his own through the lives of his hilarious companions as together they navigate both the Irish countryside and the secrets of their individual lives. A Wall Street banker, a divorcee, a musician, a cop, and a professor all enter Ireland with something on their minds, and throughout their journey with Conor as their guide, they each begin to show something of themselves against the spectacular backdrop of Ireland. As colourful and turbulent as an Irish hillside, The Tour offers more than just a look at one of the world's most beautiful places, but contrasts Ireland's open skyways and idyllic views against the secret lives of the individual. Witty, informative, and with a touch of romance, The Tour offers a unique look at the lives of others as they travel the Emerald Isle

What Once Was True

What Once Was True
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2020-03-09
  • ISBN : 9798623142740

What Once Was True Book Review:

Robinswood, Co Waterford, 1939. The once grand house is home to two very different families.Despite delusions of grandeur, Lord and Lady Kenefick and their adult children, live a life of decayed opulence as the money needed to keep such a large house and grounds ever dwindles. Meanwhile, the Murphy family, Dermot, Isabella and their three almost grown up girls, live and work on the estate and do their best to keep everything running smoothly.Social structure is vital. Everyone knows their place, but as war looms, both families find themselves drawn into the conflict and begin questioning everything that once was true. From the leafy grounds of an Irish stately home, to the bombed out streets of London in the Blitz, allow yourself to be swept away once more in Jean Grainger's latest historical saga.

Under Heaven's Shining Stars

Under Heaven's Shining Stars
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 2020-03-12
  • ISBN : 9798623918390

Under Heaven's Shining Stars Book Review:

Cork, Ireland 1965The residents of Chapel Street go about their business and enjoy knowing everyone else's.Despite money being tight, Liam Tobin is the happiest boy in Ireland. He has everything he needs, a happy family, loving parents and a chance to realise his dream of one day becoming a priest. Patrick Lynch lives across the street but his life is in stark contrast to his friend Liam's. Patrick hates his father, with good reason. He knows there is only one way to escape and he is determined to take it, but one decision threatens to destroy all of Patrick's dreams. Hugo FitzHenry seems to have it all, wealth, power and a position in life, but Hugo has a dark secret, one that could ruin everything if it got out.The three boys are thrown together by fate, and through the years the boundaries of their friendship is tested to the limit. Only by sticking together can they prevail. Or fail.

Ulysses

Ulysses
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN :

Ulysses Book Review:

Apple Confidential 2.0

Apple Confidential 2.0
  • Author : Owen W. Linzmayer
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Pages : 341
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 9781593270100

Apple Confidential 2.0 Book Review:

Chronicles the best and the worst of Apple Computer's remarkable story.

Shamrock

Shamrock
  • Author : Jonathan Snowden
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2020-04-25
  • ISBN : 1734945923

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Three Kings

Three Kings
  • Author : George R. R. Martin
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2022-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781250167927

Three Kings Book Review:

The next anthology in George R. R. Martin's ongoing Wild Cards alternate-history series, Three Kings. In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth’s population was devastated by an alien virus. Those who survived were changed forever. Some, known as jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical mutations; others, granted superhuman abilities, became the lucky few known as aces. Queen Margaret, who came to the English throne after the death of her sister Elizabeth, now lies on her death-bed. Summoning the joker ace Alan Turing, she urges him to seek the true heir: Elizabeth's lost son. He was rumored to have died as a baby but, having been born a joker, was sent into hiding. Margaret dies and her elder son Henry becomes king and at once declares he wants to make England an "Anglo-Saxon country" and suggests jokers be sent "to the moon." Dangerous tensions begin to tear the country apart. The Twisted Fists—an organization of jokers led by the Green Man—are becoming more militant. And Babh, goddess of war, sees opportunities to sow strife and reap blood... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Address Book

Address Book
  • Author : Shamrock Logbook
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 114
  • Relase : 2019-01-18
  • ISBN : 1794353127

Address Book Book Review:

Keep track of friends, family, and coworkers. Keeping all of their Name, Phone Numbers, Address, Email, Birthday. Alphabetical plus includes an index. Includes note section to store other important details. There are also other address books in this series with different covers

Blue Skies

Blue Skies
  • Author : Anne Bustard
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2020-03-17
  • ISBN : 9781534446069

Blue Skies Book Review:

For fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Louisiana’s Way Home, this heartwarming novel tells the story of ten-year-old Glory Bea as she prepares for a miracle of her very own—her father’s return home. Glory Bea Bennett knows that miracles happen in Gladiola, Texas, population 3,421. After all, her grandmother—the best matchmaker in the whole county—is responsible for thirty-nine of them. Now, Glory Bea needs a miracle of her own. The war ended three years ago, but Glory Bea’s father never returned home from the front in France. Glory Bea understands what Mama and Grams and Grandpa say—that Daddy died a hero on Omaha Beach—yet deep down in her heart, she believes Daddy is still out there. When the Gladiola Gazette reports that one of the boxcars from the Merci Train (the “thank you” train)—a train filled with gifts of gratitude from the people of France—will be stopping in Gladiola, she just knows daddy will be its surprise cargo. But miracles, like people, are always changing, until at last they find their way home.

So Much Owed

So Much Owed
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 628
  • Relase : 2020-03-11
  • ISBN : 9798623911834

So Much Owed Book Review:

West Cork, Ireland 1919An Irish doctor sickened by one war. His children determined to fight the next. When Dr. Richard Buckley returns home to Ireland to his wife and beloved hometown of Dunderrig, his mind is wearied by the ravages of The Great War. Disillusioned by the horror and pointlessness of battle, his civilian transition strains more than just his state of mind, as his marriage crumbles beneath the weight of duty. Out of the rubble of this doomed relationship, twins James and Juliet arrive-born into an uncertain and hostile new world. Against the backdrop of this idyllic town, this story takes you to the furthest reaches of Nazi occupied Europe. James and Juliet come of age in a world on the brink of chaos, where the remnants of rebellion at home have snowballed into the unthinkable horrors of yet another world war.James and Juliet find themselves embroiled in the conflict in ways that tests everything they thought to be true. Historically rich and moving, the story of this Irish family, caught in the throes of wartime Europe is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the enduring power of love.

Return to Robinswood: An Irish Family Saga.

Return to Robinswood: An Irish Family Saga.
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher : Robinswood Story
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 2019-02-19
  • ISBN : 1797471155

Return to Robinswood: An Irish Family Saga. Book Review:

USA Today bestselling author Jean Grainger has done it again. One Irish house, two very different families, and a war that changed everything. Robinswood Estate, County Waterford, Ireland. 1946. Years of neglect and abandonment have left the family seat of the Keneficks almost derelict, but the new Lord Kenefick and his charming young wife Kate, are determined to breathe life into the old house once more. The war is over and they have survived, so now they must set about making a bright future for themselves and their family. But the shadows of the past are ever lurking, and there are many who are not willing to see the new Lady Kenefick as anything more than the housekeeper's daughter. Kate's family, the Murphys, find themselves once more, inextricably entwined with both the Keneficks and Robinswood, but this time everything is different. Or at least they hope it is. The legacy of the war cannot be erased, and the events of those fateful years will not be forgotten. Can Robinswood provide a haven for those who need it, or are the scars of the past too deep? Return to Robinswood is the second book in The Robinswood Story. What reviewers are saying: 'Grainger manages to seamlessly weave a rich history, a beautiful landscape and characters you care deeply about into a rattling good story that will leave you hungry for more.' 'I love Jean Grainger novels, I feel like I'm actually there, in Ireland with people I care about so much. She has a rare gift.' 'You know those books you read slowly towards the end, to make them last? Jean Grainger books are like that.'

Through Streets Broad and Narrow

Through Streets Broad and Narrow
  • Author : Gemma Jackson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 1842235974

Through Streets Broad and Narrow Book Review:

On the first day of 1925, Ivy Rose Murphy awakes to find her world changed forever - her irresponsible Da is dead. When Ivy's mother deserted the family, Ivy found herself the sole financial support of her Da and 3 brothers. A chance meeting at the city morgue introduces Ivy to a new world, a world of money and privilege.

The Red Cross Orphans (The Red Cross Orphans, Book 1)

The Red Cross Orphans (The Red Cross Orphans, Book 1)
  • Author : Glynis Peters
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 9780008492373

The Red Cross Orphans (The Red Cross Orphans, Book 1) Book Review:

From the internationally bestselling author of The Secret Orphan comes her brand new unputdownable historical fiction novel!

Wayward Winds

Wayward Winds
  • Author : Michael R. Phillips
  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0764220829

Wayward Winds Book Review:

England Stands on the brink of war, and the lives of the Rutherfords of Devonshire are swept into the fray.

The Story of Grenville King

The Story of Grenville King
  • Author : Jean Grainger
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2017-11-08
  • ISBN : 1548796840

The Story of Grenville King Book Review:

Conor O'Shea has had enough of driving and guiding tours of Ireland. So when an opportunity to renovate and run the magnificent but rundown Castle Dysert as a five-star resort presents itself, he grabs it with both hands. But problems arise almost immediately when his business partner appears to have more on her agenda than just business. To add to that, his darling wife seems discontented as a stay at home mom, and his in-laws have moved in. With his family's future now entangled in a stunningly beautiful old castle on the coast of Clare, Conor undertakes a mammoth project, and in so doing, he uncovers the troubled past of this ancient stronghold. The mystery of the family who lived, loved, and lost their lives within the walls of the castle are reflected in his own family as they too struggle to let go of the past. Like in every small Irish village, gossip abounds. But do the ghosts of regret still haunt these ancient hallways? It is now left to Conor to explore the truth and uncover a heartbreaking lesson on the power of memory and the long threads that bind us together. In The Story of Grenville King, Jean Grainger takes you once again to the real heart of Ireland.