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Never Broken
     

Never Broken

4.7 3
by Kathleen Fuller
 
Rory O'Leary has little use for his uncle and aunt's stately Irish manor, which has been his reluctant home since he and his brother were orphaned.
When summoned home for a family wedding, he has a brief, heart-stopping meeting with Shannon Cahill, a young peasant woman.

When Rory's uncle passes away, his cousin inherits the estate, cutting off all funds and

Overview

Rory O'Leary has little use for his uncle and aunt's stately Irish manor, which has been his reluctant home since he and his brother were orphaned.
When summoned home for a family wedding, he has a brief, heart-stopping meeting with Shannon Cahill, a young peasant woman.

When Rory's uncle passes away, his cousin inherits the estate, cutting off all funds and removing Rory and his brother from the only home they know. Rory feels his best option is to leave Ireland.

Meanwhile, the Irish potato blight ravishes Shannon and her sister Ainslee's tiny village. Her ailing parents insist that Shannon and her sister emigrate to America. The sisters are devastated at leaving their home, and Shannon fears she'll never again see the man who stole her heart in the rose garden. But God has other plans. When Rory finds the two sisters huddled on the squalid docks of County Cork, he leads them all to Scotland...and an adventure they never expected

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933725017
Publisher:
Premium Press America
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Fuller is the author of over 30 books, including the HEARTS OF MIDDLEFIELD series. A best-selling author in the Amish fiction genre, Kathleen and her husband James split their time between Ohio and Arkansas. When she's not writing, Kathleen loves to spend time with her young adult kids, traveling, swimming, and reading. To find out more about Kathleen visit her website at www.kathleenfuller.com

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Never Broken 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
Fascinated with Ireland’s history and people, I eagerly picked up Never Broken by Kathleen Fuller. I mostly expected a romance set in Ireland, and that would have been fine, but what I actually read was an engrossing, complex tale of family, politics, hardship, and hope, with several developing romances as a sweet spot in a sometimes harsh landscape. So many facets combined to make this a very enjoyable novel. The history was fascinating and complicated, but Fuller did an outstanding job of showing how it played out among the lives of people rather than giving us a chronology. She addressed so many different issues and events: the potato famine, inheritance, poverty, women’s rights, faith, and family are just a few. I loved how she placed me during that period in history with all of its tragedy and victory and helped me to view it through the eyes of people who could have lived it. The characters were well-developed and multifaceted. Both the heroes of the tale and the villains were three dimensional and surprised me with some of their actions and motivations; even the secondary characters were convincingly drawn and contributed to the strength of the overall novel. There were a lot of characters, but as a reader I was able to keep them separate, largely because they were introduced at different times, in two seemingly unconnected storylines. The sudden break between the subplots was a bit jarring at first, but I quickly found myself immersed in that second scenario, wondering how the two would mesh. I found out later in the novel, as it drew to a close. Readers need to be aware that this is a true series and, as such, not everything gets resolved in this book—there are two more to come. That being said, I would not hesitate to recommend this novel to other historical fiction fans, especially those with an interest in Ireland or Scotland’s history. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Barb00 More than 1 year ago
To be honest, this book is not written in one of my favorite eras and I wondered why I said I would read and review this book. I'm very wrong about this book. Never Broken is a fabulous book by Author Kathleen Fuller. She captured my attention immediately and held it through the whole book. I love how the author so smoothly combined the societies in this book and the history of the book is awesome. The details and descriptions of the settings and characters are so realistic, I can see them in my mind. I am very impressed with Never Broken and highly recommend reading this book. Since Never Broken is Book One in the Everlasting Faith series, I am very excited to read the second book in this series by Author Kathleen Fuller. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
Kathleen Fuller has a clear gift for storytelling. She weaves an addictive tale regarding love and the separation of social classes in Ireland in the mid 1800s. Vivid images of starving people filled my mind as I read along. Her description was so good that I felt like I was in poverty-stricken Ireland. In regards to romance, this story sizzles without being raunchy, or overly sensual. I totally love the author's 'voice,' and I hope a sequel is in the works. I would've liked to have seen Never Broken end in a tighter fashion, but maybe that wasn't the author's intention. Kathleen did a superb job with this novel. I can't help but rave about the quality of the stuff Kathleen writes. For people who enjoy historical (1800s) fiction, this is a must read.