In Rose of Skibbereen, John McDonnell has brought us a book that captivates from start to finish.
Rose Sullivan meets and has to leave Sean McCarthy but has to say goodbye to him and her beloved rural Skibbereen for a new and better life in America.
From here, John McDonnell weaves a series of events that leads us through the life of these two people. Powerfully and sentively written, Rose of Skibereen draws us into the opposing pull of rural Ireland and a dynamic emerging America where life takes a series of twists and turns that will change Rose’s life and future plans.
The Characters in this story a vivid and real and create a strong sense of empathy and emotion in the reader. The narrative tension is subtly woven through the book, and will keep you turning the page again and again
If you like a love story full of romance, tension, twists and turns then this book is for you.
The end of Book One presents the reader with a cliff hanger that will make you want to order book two right away.
A brilliantly crafted novel that carries the reader to another place and time.