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New Book Release from Fireship Press - The Irish Milliner: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th Century New York


This is a story of survival, intrigue, romance, as well as, exploring the conflict of Irish immigrants thrust into a war that threatened to destroy a nation. It is about an Irish-American woman who could be any immigrant today, any woman today, seeking to create beauty and make sense of her life.

Tucson, AZ, June 02, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Visit http://www.fireshippress.com/fireship_authors/cynthia-neale.html for more details.

It is New York City and the Civil War is brewing. Norah McCabe, an Irish immigrant who escaped the Famine as a child, is now a young widow with a daughter. She is a milliner struggling to survive in tumultuous times. Norah meets Abraham Lincoln, befriends the extraordinary African-American woman Elizabeth Jennings, and assists the Underground Railroad. She falls headlong in love with Edward M. Knox, son of the famous hat-maker Charles Knox, but he is lace curtain Irish and she is shanty Irish. Edward joins the 69th regiment and leaves for battle. Can their love endure through class differences and war?

This is a story of survival, intrigue, romance, as well as, exploring the conflict of Irish immigrants thrust into a war that threatened to destroy a nation. It is about an Irish-American woman who could be any immigrant today, any woman today, seeking to create beauty and make sense of her life.

“Suddenly the Civil War seems very relevant and Cynthia Neale does a great job of focusing on the role of the Irish in the conflict. And it's great fun to be in touch with her wonderful character, Norah McCabe, again!” ~Mary Pat Kelly, author of Galway Bay and Of Irish Blood

“This timely novel spans centuries to bring to our attention a topic as old as yesterday, as expedient as tomorrow–emigration. ...Neale's work, written with love and insight, reminds us that our neighbor is all mankind.” ~Tim Pat Coogan, Irish broadcaster, journalist, writer and author of 1916 The Easter Rising, Michael Collins and The Famine Plot

About the Author
Cynthia G. Neale is a native of the Finger Lakes region of New York and now resides in New Hampshire. She has long possessed a deep interest in the tragedies and triumphs of the Irish during the Great Hunger.

This is Ms. Neale’s fourth novel. She also writes plays, short stories, and essays, and holds a B.A. in Writing and Literature from Vermont College.

Fireship Press
P.O. Box 68412 * Tucson, AZ 85737 * 520-360-6228 * fireshipinfo@gmail.com
http://www.fireshippress.com
Fiction: Historical, Romance
Trade paperback: 978-1-61179-380-2 / $19.95 * ePub & Mobi: 978-1-61179-381-9 / $7.95
Available through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and Kobo
Contact Information
Fireship Press
Jacqueline Cook
520-360-6228
Contact
www.fireshippress.com
520-260-8185
jacquiecook@rocketmail.com

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