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Of Woman Born [Kindle Edition]

Eileen Townsend

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This is the unforgettable story of Maeve Donovan. Set in troubled Ireland and America, and spanning sixty years of the twentieth century, this exhilarating and heartrending saga tells of the passions, triumphs and tragedies that governed her life and those of her children and grandchildren.

Maeve is the daughter of a wealthy Dubliner, a Protestant. Strong-willed and unorthodox, she flouts her parents’ wishes by marrying Danny, a rebellious and idealistic young Roman Catholic. On the day that her son Kieran is born, Danny is in the thick of the Easter Rising, fierce in his idealism yet as conventional in his views of women and marriage as Maeve is unconventional. When Danny’s unruly temper begins to direct itself against Maeve and Kieran, Maeve finds herself deeply attracted to Danny’s strong and gentle brother, Dermot. But Dermot is a priest, and therefore forbidden. Their passion and guilt have dire repercussions for generations to come.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 879 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (Oct. 2 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005S1BZRS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #103,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable and too long. Jan. 29 2014
By Prindaville - Published on
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This book attempts to delineate the lives and experiences of several generations. It would have been better if it had been more narrowly focused. Some characters seem extraneous to the plot. It is somewhat difficult to identify with the protagonists. The editing was poorly done. However, this novel was worth reading.
2.0 out of 5 stars formulaic Nov. 14 2013
By Carino - Published on
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I did not enjoy this book. It is not badly written, but I found it too dramatic and definitively formulaic.
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK Oct. 8 2013
By Che - Published on
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It's just OK. It is almost too much sorrow for continued generations. This book it a tale of hardship for strong women that just pass it on.
5.0 out of 5 stars from ireland to the usa & back again May 10 2013
By Maureen Robertson - Published on
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i didn't want it to finish & when it did, I wanted more. a brilliant read & a great story line. full of reality. a brilliant family loved it from the first word to the last word.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read March 1 2013
By jenny williamson - Published on
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Interesting characters that you could really relate to.hard to put the book down as you wanted to know what was going to happen in the next chapter. Thoroughly enjoyable read.

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