A Passionate Girl

A Passionate Girl

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Bess Fitzmaurice was just an Irish girl looking for love when American Civil War partisan Dan McCaffrey entered her life and country to champion the Fenian revolution. To her, he was a mythical hero sent to free Ireland from British tyranny. He ignited a rebellious passion within her and she felt it her duty to protect him. Her love for him took her to a post-Civil War America, where she found a world much more corrupt and frightening than her beloved homeland.Disgusted with Dan as he tangled himself in New York politics, Bess left him to aid a newly formed alliance of Irish American veterans set to invade Canada and end British tyranny once and for all. When their plans fail and many of her comrades die, Bess is left to pick up the pieces of her shattered rebellious nature, and try to bury her past in a happy home life.But sometimes the past won't be put to rest so easily, and when Dan McCaffrey re-enters her new, happily married life, she finds that passion in the hearts and minds of men is much different than the passion that made her a rebel.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 106 x 166 x 34mm | 258.55g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765345609
  • 9780765345608

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"Thomas Fleming is one of my favorite writers because he combines powerful storytelling with the skills of a superb historian."--John Jakes"I don't read Thomas Fleming just to learn about American history. I read Thomas Fleming because I want to smell what the Americans in that time smelt, to see as our ancestor's saw, and most important to feel every emotion, every thought, and every moment that the people of our country felt."--W.E.B Griffin
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About Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is the author of more than 40 books of fiction and history. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., the son of a powerful local politician, who gave him a lifelong interest in politics and history. He is the only writer in the seventy year history of the Book of the Month Club to win main selections in both fiction and nonfiction. His 1981 novel, "The Officers' Wives," won international acclaim, selling more than 2,000,000 copies." Liberty! The American Revolution" was listed as one of the eight best books of 1997 by the History Book Club. Fleming has made the Revolution his special field. Three of his books have won best-book-of-the-year citations from the American Revolution Round Table of New York. He has also demonstrated a sweeping grasp of the entire course of American history in "West Point" "The Men and Times of the U.S. Military Academy, The New Dealers' War" and other books. Fleming is a senior scholar on the board of the National Center for the American Revolution. He is also a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He often appears as a commentator on PBS, the History Channel and A&E. He lives in New York.
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