Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chick O'Brien author of Dierdre, A Woman from Clare

Don't miss seeing Chick O'Brien at the Orlando Public Library in the Albertson Room on Saturday, August 8 at 12:30 pm. He will be talking about his new novel Deirdre, A Woman from Clare.
The book is a historical romantic tale of two people in love, torn apart in war-laden 1915 Europe. Through this novel, explore the different kinds of love we experience: love for one's homeland, love for family, and love between and man and a woman.

The Orlando Public Library invites you to celebrate National Romance Awareness Month and learn about what it takes to become a fiction writer. There will be a book sale and signing following the program.
A little about the novel from Chick: Deirdre: A Woman From Clare is a historical romance wrapped around a mystery. It explores the many loves we enjoy: lustful love between a man and a woman, trusting love with parent/child and family. It also explores our strong love for the land and the place of our birth.

Set in 1915 while Europe is aflame with war and Irish rebellion close at hand; Jay O'Neill and Deirdre DalCas meet and fall in love on a train in Russia. She disappears in Paris and Jay is frantic. He enlists the aid of MacGregor, his father's friend to find her. Is she really a member of the secret Irish Republican Brotherhood? The sinking of the Lustatania adds a twist and Jay goes to Ireland to find his father and Deirdre.

Chick O'Brien has a lifelong interest in history, politics and all things Irish. He and his wife Grace packed up their four children and moved to Ireland. They settled in Cork County, which became the setting for this story. Today they live in Orlando Florida.
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