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A world at war and the ancient land of Ireland makes a thrust for independence from the fading British Empire.
Bridie struggles to find her place and break the boundaries of her class and gender.
Danny is also searching and together they attempt to forge their own path.
Can Ellen put aside the shock of witnessing her brothers take the life of a neighbour, in order to help Sarah who has been violated.
The unity of the farm and the three brothers, Liam, Seamus and Ciaran is further fractured when the ebony cross, a symbol of freedom and conflict, is removed.
This is the story of the McShane family, and the bitterness that developed as Ireland struggled for nationhood.
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I have always loved writing and have had success with my short stories. The time needed to write a novel only became available once my four children became adults. My mother hailed from Co. Donegal while my father came from Co. Mayo. The stories they related of their own youth, and of their own parents and grandparents, fascinated me. The changing face of Ireland, particularly from the turn of the century and independence, intrigued me.
My first novel ‘The Ebony Cross’ depicts how women, especially, managed to find their own way, and occupy their own space, despite the barriers in place within the new Ireland. Overall, however, it is a romantic story and I hope you enjoy it. Buy Book Here!