25 May, 2020

Kelegeen by Eileen O'Finlan Book Tour and Giveaway!

Kelegeen by Eileen O'Finlan

About Kelegeen

Historical Fiction 
Publisher: BWL Publishing Inc. (March 1, 2018) 
Paperback: 433 pages 
ISBN-10: 0228600294 
ISBN-13: 978-0228600299 
Kindle ASIN: B07B52K2TB
Ireland 1846  
Meg O’Connor, daughter of poor Irish cottiers, eagerly anticipates her wedding to Rory Quinn. Her dreams of marriage and family vanish along with Ireland’s potato crop when Kelegeen’s inhabitants awaken one morning to find their sole source of food destroyed by blight.
At first Meg and Rory are able to use their skills, hers of sewing and his of wood carving, to provide for themselves and their families. But tragedy and a costly mistake end those means of survival forcing them into more dangerous ventures.
As An Gorta Mór, the Great Hunger, continues to churn through Ireland ravaging the country’s peasantry with no let up in sight, Meg is compelled to make the most difficult decision of her life. What she chooses could be the salvation of the O’Connor and Quinn families or it could separate her forever from all she knows and loves.
 About Eileen O'Finlan
Eileen O’Finlan calls her writing “history with a twist” because she is intrigued by the unusual and little known aspects of history – the stories on history’s margins, the things rarely taught in the classroom. For her, that’s where history really gets fun.
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, her family moved to Worcester when she was two. Four years later they moved to Holden where Eileen grew up and where she now resides with her 93 year old mother and two cats.
Eileen holds a Bachelor’s degree in history and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry. She works full time for the Diocese of Worcester and teaches online courses in Catholic studies for the University of Dayton, Ohio. She is proud to say that Pope Francis owns a copy of her debut novel, Kelegeen. Erin's Children, the sequel to Kelegeen, will be released by BWL Publishing, Inc. in December of 2020.

Author Links Webpage: https://eileenofinlan.com/
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Author page: http://bookswelove.com/o-finlan-eileen/

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  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Kelegeen" by Eileen O'Finlan.

    Sounds like a great book. I'd love the opportunity to read it this book on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. It is good. I read it a couple years ago. Thanks for stopping by Kay!

  3. Thank you for spotlighting Kelegeen on Celticlady's Review. I was so happy that this site was part of my blog tour. I remember your wonderful review of Kelegeen. Thank you so much!



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