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July 19, 2017

GROUNDED HEARTS / Celtic Knots Giveaway

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GROUNDED HEARTS
by
Jeanne M. Dickson 

What do you get when you mix World War II, a brave midwife, a wounded pilot, and a risky secret? Jeanne M. Dickson’s new historical fiction novel, Grounded Hearts. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond

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ABOUT THE BOOK
In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O'Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she's taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone. but if caught harboring a combatant, she'll face imprisonment.  Still, something compels Nan to take in "flyboy"  Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin a mutual affection-and-an unbreakable bond. But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband’s death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?
Paperback, 337 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Waterfall Press (first published June 2017)
ISBN 1542045533 (ISBN13: 9781542045537)
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AUTHOR
Jeanne M. Dickson was born into an Irish American family, the only girl surrounded by four brothers. Her grandmother lived with them and was a constant source of stories about life in Ireland and the saints and ancestors long gone from this earth. She credits her mother, her aunts, and her grandmother with her love of storytelling.
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MY THOUGHTS
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I guess this story was a little educational for me.  I'm not a real history buff but I had no idea that Ireland was considered a neutral country.  The author gives us information on what life in Ireland was like during the war.  I enjoyed the way the author described the village people.  Seemed to be a really happy place considering the time.  The characters are well developed. Each had their own definite and steady qualities.  There was a lot of loyalty to their country which I admired. We don't see much of that these days.   I liked the two main characters, Nan, an Irish midwife,and Dutch, a Canadian pilot find themselves together when Dutch crashes his plane.Anyone finding a foreign soldier must report them to the authorities but she was willing to take a chance on helping this wounded "flyboy" and they slowly developed not only a deep friendship but a romance. They just seemed to mesh from the start.  Like they were meant to be.But this wounded "flyboy" isn't Nan's only secret.She has been holding guilt over her husband's death, but why?  The author gives a little romance, some humor and the book is very interesting with a historical background. The author gives strong, well developed characters but mainly the women. They were very strong, independent and didn't need a man to take care of them.
The setting was unique, especially since Ireland was caught between two enemies, stayed neutral.   I don't believe I've read any books where Ireland was the center point.  Very interesting.
So if you like history, romance, humor and strong characters, then try this book and you may find yourself falling in love too. 
 
I received a copy of this book from the author and Litfuse Publicity and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS. 

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