HISTORY-MILITARY-WORLD WAR I 

SWEARING ALLEGIANCE

JANA PETKEN


Winner of the 2017 outstanding historical book of the year, The IAN AwardsSilver Medallist, the 2017 Readers’ Favourite AwardsThe 2017 Finalist, Indie Excellence Awards.The multi-award-winning author of The Guardian of Secrets, Dark Shadows, and The Errant Flock presents the Multi Award Winning, Swearing Allegiance: The Carmody Saga.

“A rich, eloquent story of love and betrayal set during the First World War” An Irish Easter uprising lays waste to Dublin and fractures a British Empire struggling to supply men and arms to defeat Germany. In Dublin’s ruins, the affluent and celebrated Carmody family are not only forced to confront the rebellion’s devastating effects on their personal lives but also the terrible secrets and lies uncovered in the midst of grief. Forced to abandon their home in the Irish capital for London, each family member must strive to survive poverty, the horrors of war, and personal bouts with excessive pride and passion – but loyalty to family proves to be the most difficult cross to bear. Danny, the youngest, is an Irish Republican rebel who risks everything to fight for an independent Ireland. Patrick, a surgeon, swears allegiance to Britain and joins His Majesty’s Royal Navy, which is engaged in tense battles to control the seas. Jenny, self-entitled and strong willed sees her wedding plans and grand ambitions disintegrate. With a fiancé incarcerated in a rebel prison camp and no prospects of her own, she faces a dismal life in one of London’s munitions factories – until a personal, cataclysmic event changes her life and perception of love forever. “It is good to read such an enthralling account of the period with well-drawn characters to genuinely care about – this is a real page turner.”

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