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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Book Review: When Strength Prevails by Helen Smith Thompson

When the Crown begins sending English Protestants to replace the Catholic landlords in 1700s Northern Ireland, life for eighteen-year-old Maira OConnor changes dramatically. Rendered a tenant on their own land to a cruel Protestant landlord, Maira must dig within to discover her own strength, courage, and willpower to continue in this harsh new world. A searing historical drama of the real-life conflicts that erupted across Ireland in the early 18th centurY

Helen is a native Georgian with Irish and English ancestors. She truly enjoyed weaving history throughout a real-life searing drama, true to the early 1800s Ireland.


I was born and raised Catholic, and I am part Irish - it is one of the reasons I chose to read this book. This is not a time period that I am very familiar with. When I started this book, I learned a lot about this time period. The author has done careful research to ensure accuracy in her story. She has written strong characters. She wrote her characters so well, you could feel Maira's struggle, hurt and pain. There was so much corruption and obstacles in her life - I love how she channeled strength she did not know she had. 

I received a copy of this book through Mascot Books, all thoughts are my own. 

1 comment:

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