I was surprised with how quickly this book grabbed my attention. Once started, I could hardly set it down I was so captivated! The story is is set in Ireland in 1943 and is told through three alternating perspectives: Jack - an old farmer who decides he must get married so someone can inherit the farm, Donal - an IRA agent who teaches math and runs a farm, and Caitlin - a gorgeous beauty who dreams of winning a scholarship so she can attend university. Once these three paths cross nothing will ever be the same. Set amidst the struggle for Irish freedom and independence during World War II, the relationships and struggles that each much face only grow in intensity. Beautifully written, wonderfully researched, and heartbreakingly honest; this novel has something to offer everyone.
I received this book for free from Kregel Book Tours in return for my honest, unbiased opinion.