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A Rush Of White Wings

I’m always drawn to read Irish stories. A Rush of White Wings revolves around Irish immigrants to the USA.

A Rush Of White Wings

The best journey brings you home. Boston, 1849. Shattered by the devastating loss of his wife and children during the Irish famine, Sean Deacey has given up on love and happiness. So when he rescues an infant from an immigrant shipwreck, he gives the orphaned babe to his sister Kathleen and her husband. They raise the boy as their own – until Ailish Sullivan arrives two years later claiming the child is her last living relative and demanding his return. A legal fight ensues, and Sean befriends Ailish, determined to change her mind and keep her from destroying his sister’s family. But when friendship leads to understanding, he is torn between the desires of both families. And as his feelings grow for a woman he knows he should not want and can never have, he faces an agonizing choice – stand with his sister or follow his heart. Award-winning author Pamela Ford explores the bonds of family as she takes readers on an uplifting emotional journey through grief, sacrifice, and the power of forgiveness.

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My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is a sequel to To Ride A White Horse, which is the story of the Irish Deacey family who immigrated to America in the 1840s to escape the terrible famine in Ireland. While the first book revolves around Kathleen Deacey, A Rush of White Wings focuses more on her brother Sean.

When Sean rescues a baby from a shipwreck, he knows that his sister, Kathleen and her husband, Jack will be the perfect parents for the little boy. And they are until, William’s aunt arrives on the scene and begins to battle for adopting him herself. A very moving story of love and loss and one that raised so many legal and moral questions. Is a blood relative more capable of adopting and raising a child than a family who is ready to offer the child absolute love and financial stability.

I found the characters truly likeable and couldn’t help but love little William who brought a smile in the midst of such an intense story.

The author deals with this difficult situation in a very sensitive way while bringing up many issues including the terrible treatment the Irish immigrants experienced on American soil.

I will certainly want to read more of this author’s book including To Ride a White Horse.

Meet The Author

Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of historical and contemporary romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot. After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam spent many years as a copywriter and freelance writer before inserting a plot twist in her career path and writing her first book. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist, a Kindle Book Awards finalist, a Maggie Awards for Excellence finalist, and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist.

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