The best journey brings you home.
Boston, 1849. Shattered by the devastating loss of his wife and children during the Irish famine, Sean Deacey has given up on love and happiness. So when he rescues an infant from an immigrant shipwreck, he gives the orphaned babe to his sister Kathleen and her husband. They raise the boy as their own – until Ailish Sullivan arrives two years later claiming the child is her last living relative and demanding his return.
A legal fight ensues, and Sean befriends Ailish, determined to change her mind and keep her from destroying his sister’s family. But when friendship leads to understanding, he is torn between the desires of both families. And as his feelings grow for a woman he knows he should not want and can never have, he faces an agonizing choice – stand with his sister or follow his heart.
Award-winning author Pamela Ford explores the bonds of family as she takes readers on an uplifting emotional journey through grief, sacrifice, and the power of forgiveness. With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is known for creating stories that touch the heart.
Praise for A Rush of White Wings:
5 stars. “A powerful, moving, touching story. A beautiful story of forgiveness, understanding, love and hope for the future ... A definite must-read, you will not want to put this one down.” –Working Mommy Journal
5 stars. “I was swept away with so many emotions, I found myself keeping the book firmly in my grasp for hours! Ford made a story so compelling, so wonderful ... I still find myself thinking about it ... do yourself a grand favor and swoop up a copy of this book.” -High Society Book Reviews
5 stars. “Brilliant writing ... a heartrending and inspiring story ... memorable characters and a brilliantly crafted setting and atmosphere.” –Cover Lover Book Reviews
“I loved this. The last quarter of the book had me racing through the pages ... Emotional and heartfelt, this novel will please fans of historical fiction and women's fiction.” –Library of Clean Reads
4.5 stars. “The historical details made me feel as if I was part of the tale ... I loved the chemistry between Sean and Ailish ... I recommend this book.” -Locks, Hooks and Books Reviews
“A heartwrenching piece of historical fiction ... an emotional rollercoaster ... if you want to be moved and engrossed in what you read, I recommend A Rush of White Wings -Books and Zebras
5 stars. “Endearing historical fiction.” -Books, Lattes and Tiaras
“A very moving story of love and loss ...an intense story with truly likable characters.” -Corinne Rodrigues Reviews
“This beautiful story that touched on such things as understanding, forgiveness, love, and trust, managed to cause me to shut the book with a smile on my face.” -Pick a Good Book
“Its ups and downs and the heartbreak of it all kept me glued to the pages.” -Pause for Tales
A Rush of White Wings
A Rush of White Wings is my first introduction of Pamela Ford’s books. It is, also, the second installment from her Out of Ireland series. Since it is part of a series, I do believe it can be read as a stand alone. However, I wish I had read the beginning prior. I thought it was a pretty good. It is one of those stories that will grab the emotions of the readers. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride. One minute I was smiling at the sweetness of what was going on and then moments of me scrambling to find my tissues. The historical details of the time made me feel as if I was part of the tale with the characters. I loved being transported back in time. I truly felt like I was part of the Sean and Kathleen’s family. I loved the chemistry between Sean and Ailish. I could just feel the turmoil he was going through trying to figure out what is the best way for him to deal with his dilemma.
A Rush of White Wings is getting four and a half stars from me. I would recommend it for readers who enjoy reading historical romance. I would love to read the first book from the Out of Ireland series, To Ride a White Horse, to find out what had happened previously to this one.
I received A Rush of White Wings from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.