I’m delighted that After the Rising & Before the Fall (Centenary Edition) was honoured as an award-winning finalist, in the family saga category of the 2021 American Fiction Awards.
The American Fiction Awards program is a speciality book award focused on honouring excellence in fiction.
The book is a 2-in-1 special edition of my first two novels (which are linked). Twenty years after she was driven away from her family and the only man she ever truly loved, Jo Devereux has returned to the small Irish village where she grew up. And this time, she wants answers. What happened to her family during the Irish Civil War? Did her great-uncle’s best friend really shoot him dead? And what did this “war of the brothers” mean for mothers, sisters and daughters?
Searching through papers bequeathed by her estranged mother, Jo uncovers astonishing truths about her grandmother and great-aunt – secrets of a cold-blooded murder with consequences that ricocheted down the generations into her own life.
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