The Yellow House

The Yellow House

A Novel

Book - 2009
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THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.
Publisher: New York : Center Street, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781599952017
1599952017
Characteristics: viii, 337 p. ; 24 cm.

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susannastarlight
Apr 26, 2017

A novel of love and political drama during the formation of the Irish Republican Army in the early 1900's.

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fictionrules
Oct 24, 2012

A story about a young woman who lived during Ireland's Revolution. It is historical-fiction and I love how it explained the conflict between England and Ireland. This book also explains how Northern Ireland came to be by the author, who is from there, and now teaches in the U.S. Wonderful story that also explains many years of conflict. Highly recommended!

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bjpaxson
May 07, 2012

This book was a quick read. While it is fiction it is written in a time of historical significance for Ireland and their constant search for independence. There is a little romance thrown in if you like that sort of thing but the heroine of the story is a strong Irish woman who copes with the tragedies and trials thrown her direction in an honest way. I've recommended this book to others as I do think it is a good read.

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kgillo
Apr 14, 2012

Pretty good, but not great.

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greenacres
Jul 26, 2011

I recommended this purchase to the library and was very happy when the book arrived! We meet a strong female protagonist in Eileen O'Neill. She is torn in her loyalty to two men she loves who are on opposing sides during the Irish war of Indepence during the early 1900's. Love, war, sickness, death and salvation; what more could a great storyline need!?

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