Beyond Derrynane: A Novel of Eighteenth Century Europe

Beyond Derrynane: A Novel of Eighteenth Century Europe

by Kevin O'Connell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997407600
Publisher: Gortcullinane Press
Publication date: 07/07/2016
Series: Derrynane Saga , #1
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Kevin O'Connell is a native of New York City and a descendant of a young officer of what had-from 1690 to 1792-been the Irish Brigade of the French army, believed to have arrived in French Canada following the execution of Queen Marie Antoinette in October of 1793. At least one grandson subsequently returned to Ireland and Mr. O'Connell's own grandparents came to New York in the early twentieth century. He holds both Irish and American citizenship.

He is a graduate of Providence College and Georgetown University Law Centre.

For more than four decades, O'Connell has practiced international business transactional law, primarily involving direct-investment matters, throughout Asia (principally China), Europe, and the Middle East.

The father of five children and grandfather of ten, he and his wife, Laurette, live with their golden retriever, Katie, near Annapolis, Maryland.

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Beyond Derrynane: A Novel of Eighteenth Century Europe 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Beyond Derrynane is the first book from Kevin O'Connell's Derrynane Saga. I have already read the second book, Two Journeys Home, and I really wanted to find out what happened prior. I am so glad I had that opportunity. I enjoyed being swept back in time to Eileen's Ireland and on to Vienna. The story is unique, making it quite refreshing for this avid reader. I highly recommend Beyond Derrynane and give it a well deserved five stars. I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Beyond Derrynane is the first book from Kevin O'Connell's Derrynane Saga. I have already read the second book, Two Journeys Home, and I really wanted to find out what happened prior. I am so glad I had that opportunity. I enjoyed being swept back in time to Eileen's Ireland and on to Vienna. The story is unique, making it quite refreshing for this avid reader. I highly recommend Beyond Derrynane and give it a well deserved five stars. I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Rich. Inviting. And vividly detailed in the time, people and the activities around them. This journey of two Irish sisters, Abigail and Eileen, was filled with court life, intrigue, drama, choices, plotting, love, romance, family, and more. This was just the first of a four-book series of the Derrynane. This first book was captivating with historical facts and recounting events that may or may not have occurred. Things are chronicled in dates, seasons, and place specific to the events. This was a read that keep the pace event. It was almost like reading a diary the way it was separated and presented. I was able to take my time and absorb each date, place and event as it was presented. I would find the next story interesting to read just to see if it holds up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this book. Can’t seem to put it down and am looking forward to the second one in the saga! I recommend Beyond Darrynane highly.