Maire

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A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the "God-graced mountains and plains" of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara's warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary-a Christian, no less-as hostage during a raid. At first she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger ...

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Overview

A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the "God-graced mountains and plains" of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara's warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary-a Christian, no less-as hostage during a raid. At first she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger than any blade of steel. And in the process, Maire discovers the transforming power of love and faith.

About the Author:

Linda Windsor is a native of Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she lives with her husband, son, and daughter in an eighteenth-century farmhouse. The author of Hi Honey, I'm Home and Not Exactly Eden. Linda is also a part-time accountant in her family's business and has a music ministry in her community.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601422460
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Series: The Fires of Gleannmara Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 1,021,875
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Windsor is an award-winning author of nineteen historical and five contemporary novels who lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. A former professional singer, musician, and ABA writer, Linda gave her music and writing over to God with initial protest but without regret. She believes laughter is God's prescription for the tears of life, and the icing on the cake of faith.

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

    great read

    I absolutely loved this book. I'd recommend it to anyone that loves Christian romance. I enjoyed the historical perspective and thought it was well written. I was entranced from beginning to end. Sorry it ended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2003

    A MASTER STORYTELLER

    A richly woven tale adorned with finely crafted details. Charismatic characters deal with flaws that require the balm of God's grace and His redeeming discipline in their battle of wills with the Almighty. Linda Windsor accomplishes the knack of exposing the pull of sensual impulses and God's spiritual power to overcome. Conflicting passions and holy anger entice the reader into this setting of the bawdy, bloody days of the seventh century Saxons and into an adventure world rife with danger, holy journeys, and the brandishing of many kinds of swords.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fascinating historical fiction

    During the fifth century, the Celtic invaders came from Ireland to raid the Welsh village. Rowan of Emrys is surprised to learn that the raiders come from Gleannmara, his birthplace before being sold into slavery as a child. Rowan persuades his opponent's leader Queen Maire to leave his Christian villagers alone in exchange for tribute and his serving as her hostage. <P> The Druid priest Brude sees Rowan as someone good for the Irish. He marries Rowan and Maire more out of fear that his evil peer, Morlach, will do something heinous to the Queen and the people. As Maire begins to understand Rowan's courage and belief in the One God, she falls in love with her spouse. However, she wonders if his faith is strong enough to deal with the malevolent Morlach? <P> MAIRE, the first book in the 'Fires of Gleannmara' series is an exciting work of historical fiction that brings to life the Celtic heritage mindful of the great Beowulf. The current story line is exciting and fast-paced, while centering on the conflict between Christianity and Druidism. The lead couple is a charming duo and the support cast fills the Dark Ages with light. Readers will want to read this tale even as they impatiently await the sixth century (RIONA) and seventh century (DEIRDRE) novels. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted August 4, 2012

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    Excellent Read!

    Great book with a great plot. Furthermore, it was a great lovestory and written in such a way that there was no need for details with the love scenes. You just knew without being told that they were great together! I enjoyed the book and the only fault I'd hold against it is that I wish there had been more dialogue in the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Terrific

    excellent. one of the best i've read in a while.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2003

    Amazing Book Amazing Series

    this book paints a great picture of true love and how it triumphs over all else, even if in the beginning they characters had no intention of falling in love i loved the way this book and author described everything!

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