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Last month our book chose to read this book. Based upon the title I figured it was going to have something to do with horses. I like horses a lot. Heartland is one of my favorite shows. Imagine my surprise when horses have nothing to do with it. I have to admit I really thought this would be a romance novel. My Mom always called historical romances a “bodice ripper”, which would make me laugh because those were her favorite types of books. As she got older though she did begin to like romance mixed with crime. Think J.D. Robb.
To Ride A White Horse is so much more than just a romance!! You will fall in love with the characters and Kathleen is an opinionated, feisty young woman who thinks she knows what she wants. Captain Jack Montgomery is not your typical Captain and I really enjoyed getting to know him. In fact, I learned so much about the potato famine in Ireland and how cruelly they were treated by England that I got upset just reading it. It is very educational and heart warming. Below is information from Goodreads.com.
Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.
Ireland 1846. With Ireland ravaged by famine and England unsympathetic to its plight, Kathleen Deacey faces a devastating choice – leave her country to find work or risk dying there. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she crosses the ocean to support her family and search for her missing fiancé.
All throughout the book Kathleen quotes Irish sayings that her Mother taught her. I think it was her way of staying connected or probably just second nature to her while they were so far apart. I find myself quoting my Mom a lot and I related very well to this young lady. Have often do we find ourselves saying something that our Mothers used to say? And I remember thinking I would never do that. LOL. Then again never say never.
I asked my son, Noah, if he knew anything about the potato famine (he did not wish to hear about the romance part) and he went into a long lecture about how they learned it in 7th grade and how England should have been more supportive. Gotta say, I totally agree! Good to know that he likes history.
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