“A sweeping historical love story that hits all the marks.” –Publisher’s Weekly starred review
Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.
Ireland 1846. With Ireland ravaged by famine and England unsympathetic to its plight, Kathleen Deacey faces a devastating choice – leave her country to find work or risk dying there. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she crosses the ocean to support her family and search for her missing fiancé.
But when her voyage goes awry, she must accept help from an English whaling captain, Jack Montgomery, who represents everything she despises – and with whom she is reluctantly falling in love. As Kathleen fights to save her family back in Ireland, she finds herself facing yet another devastating choice – remain loyal to her country or follow her heart.
Award-winning author Pamela Ford captures the anguish of a devastating period in Irish history and delivers an historical saga of hope, loyalty, the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love. With over a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is known for creating stories that are emotional and moving.
Gold Medal Winner, IPPY Awards * Finalist, National Readers’ Choice Awards * Finalist, Maggie Awards for Excellence * Finalist, Kindle Book Awards
Praise for To Ride a White Horse:
5 stars. "Expertly drawn characters that stole my heart. The writing is superb...a larger than life novel...captivating, breathtaking." –A Night's Dream of Books
5 stars. "Endearing...pulls you in from the first page and never loses momentum." –Mom in Love with Fiction
5 stars. “I absolutely loved it...it was hard to put down.” –Ms Nose in a Book
5 stars. "So long as there are books this good, I shall continue to shun TV...a hearty recommendation to get this book." –Gspotsylvania
5 stars. "The story line was riveting, and the characters were fresh, well-developed, and enticing." –Books and Bindings
5 stars. "I loved To Ride a White Horse...it was written beautifully...I fell in love with Kathleen and Jack.” –Books like Breathing
5 stars. "A page turner...a wonderful story of personal choices, tragedy, kindness, forgiveness, and the power of faith and love!" –Rockin' Book Reviews
5 stars. "I read the first chapter and was hooked. I didn’t want to stop." –Every Free Chance blog
"Utterly compelling...I found myself caring about the characters in big ways...unable to put it down." –Novel Escapes
"Wonderful...Ford writes with a lyrical quality that sweeps you into the story...a lovely story." –All the Reads
"A superbly crafted romance/adventure novel...highly recommended." –Midwest Book Review
Contemporary romance novelist Ford (Her Best Bet) steps back in time with a sweeping historical love story that hits all the marks. In 1846, Ireland withers under a devastating potato famine while its indifferent English masters stand by. Kathleen Deacey reluctantly sails to Canada to find work to support her family and search for her missing fianc . But when she's tossed overboard by a storm, it's an Englishman, Capt. Jack Montgomery, who rescues her and provides safe passage as his whaling ship heads home to Boston. Alone and terrified by her family's plight, Kathleen must accept help from a man who symbolizes everything she despises and with whom she's reluctantly falling in love. Pacing the plot for maximum tension, Ford skillfully conveys the anguish and fury of not only her heroine, but all the struggling Irish both at home and abroad. She delivers genuine heat by teasing out the passion between her protagonists. Ford has made a deeply satisfying foray into new territory. (BookLife)
To Ride a White Horse
To Ride a White Horse begins the Out of Ireland series by Pamela Ford. I had already read the second book, A Rush of White Wings, previously. So, I had the pleasure of learning about some of the characters that were part of this story. I enjoyed that one and I was not at all disappointed with this one. Readers are introduced to Kathleen Deacey in 1846. She and her family are living in devastated Ireland. She is seeking for a new life and find a way to support her family. She, also, wants to get far away from the English as much as possible. They have caused her so much heartache and pain. However, when she is on a ship to cross the ocean to North America, she meets an English captain, Jack Montgomery. The two have undeniable chemistry. I loved Kathleen’s courage to do what is right for herself and was hoping for the best for her. It is a beautiful story that I could not put down.
To Ride a White Horse is getting a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy historical fiction. I am hoping that there will be a third book from the Out of Ireland series releasing in the near future. I am not ready to say good bye to wonderful these characters.
I received To Ride a White Horse from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
The story grabs you at the very beginning and doesn’t let you go!, Excellent, well written.
To Ride a White Horse
This book was so good I couldn’t put it down! So I didn’t and read it in one day. I hope Pamela Ford has other books to read. She is a wonderful author.