When fiery and idealistic Kitty O’Kane escapes the crushing poverty of Dublin’s tenements, she’s determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titanic. As a suffragette in New York’s Greenwich Village, she’s jailed for breaking storefront windows. And traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she’s at the Winter Palace when it’s stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as a nurse in the Irish Civil War.
During Kitty’s remarkable journey, she reunites with her childhood sweetheart, Tom Doyle, but Tom doesn’t know everything about her past—a past that continues to haunt her. Will Kitty accept that before she can save everyone else, she needs to find a way to save herself? Or will the sins of her past stop her from pursuing her own happiness?
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The sequel to my bestselling Isabella: Braveheart of France, this is the story of Joan of Kent, the only royal princess to have been forced into bigamy by her own king, and who eventually became the wife and queen of the Black Prince.
An extraordinary woman, an astonishing love story.
Its unusual narrative device makes it possibly one of the most moving historical fiction books I’ve ever written.
“Callous executions, one-eyed camel drivers, corruption, sin, a heart-wrenching love story, dark secrets, and life and death circumstances are revealed at a fast pace in each brief chapter. The plot is rich and sure to keep the reader focused on turning the page to learn what happens next – and always to some shocking circumstance or pleasant surprise. That’s what I loved most about this book – plenty of the odd and unusual to keep me fascinated throughout.It is the richness of the prose itself that truly made this historical era come alive.” – Historical Novel Review
‘Falconer, whose books have been translated into 17 languages over the last 25 years, has spun together a fiction which will appeal to readers of all ages. With several twists to keep the reader engaged until the very last, Silk Road is sure to find its way onto the bookshelves of lovers of a thrilling tale.’ – Liverpool Daily Post
“A page-turner . . . This peek behind the walls of the seraglio will seduce lovers of large-scale historical fiction.” – Booklist
“ …a spectacular, haunting tale of malice, obsession, and zeal set in the magnificent Harem of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent…” – History and Women
“Falconer’s Cleopatra is vulnerable, intelligent and liberated, defined by her wit as much as her beauty.” – Publishers Weekly
“Falconer paints an enthralling fictional portrait of the one of the most powerful and beguiling women of all ages.” – Margaret Flanagan, American Library Association
“A wonderful story … not just a rehash of history but rather a refreshing look at this clever and charismatic leader … ” – Women’s Weekly Book of the Month
“Makes dry history into a real rip-roaring read. In Falconer’s hands, Cleopatra is a smart, sexy and sassy heroine.” – Australian Women’s Forum Book of the Month
“Falconer’s descriptive narrative is exquisite at times. Each short chapter opens with a flowing brush of words that paint precisely, yet mellifluously, in a manner that is almost poetic.
The grand schemes of politicking and war are lost amongst the narrative of those who would strive to find peace in both themselves and the world around them.” – Historical Writer’s Association
” … historical fiction blazing with intrigue, romance and dramatic action.” – Booklist
“If you haven’t read one of Colin Falconer’s novels, then I promise you are in for a real roller-coaster ride of never ending intrigue …” – History and Women
“… Falconer demonstrates exceptional characterization…” – Bookgeeks
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