Book: Swearing Allegiance (The Carmody Saga Book 1) by Jana Petkencategories: Book, Family Saga, WW1, Historical Romance, War, Europe, Ireland, Military Campaigns, Strong Female Character, Irish Republican Army, Irish Independence, Battle of Somme, Historical Fiction
Jana Petkenabout this book: Swearing Allegiance follows the lives and fortunes of the Carmody family. Starting off in Ireland 1916 with, Danny, the youngest son who takes part in the Easter Rising against the British.
After Dublin is left in ruins, the family is forced to leave their country and move to London, which is embroiled in war and suffering air attacks from the German Zeppelins.
The story follows each of the family members; rebellious Danny, his doctor brother Patrick, spoilt sister Jenny, and their mother, Susan who interferes in her children's lives with disastrous results.
The sense of history and life during the First World War is strong, from the Easter Rising to Danny's incarceration in Frongoch, Zeppelin raids, the wounded and the dead both in Britain and on the Western Front. This suspenseful Family Saga is bound to please historical fiction fans and will leave them fully engrossed in the period.
A gritty, story of love, family and betrayal, set against a backdrop of The First World War in Dublin, London and the Trenches.
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