Award-winning author Pamela Ford captures the anguish of a devastating period in Irish history and delivers a historical saga of hope, loyalty, the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love in To Ride a White Horse.
About To Ride a White Horse
Ireland 1846. With Ireland ravaged by famine and England unsympathetic to its plight, Kathleen Deacey faces a devastating choice – leave her country to find work or risk dying there. Despising the English for refusing to help Ireland, she crosses the ocean to support her family and search for her missing fiancé.
But when her voyage goes awry, she must accept help from an English whaling captain, Jack Montgomery, who represents everything she despises – and with whom she is reluctantly falling in love. As Kathleen fights to save her family back in Ireland, she finds herself facing yet another devastating choice – remain loyal to her country or follow her heart.
Award-winning author Pamela Ford captures the anguish of a devastating period in Irish history and delivers a historical saga of hope, loyalty, the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love. With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is known for creating stories that are emotional and moving.
To Ride a White Horse made me cry, made me smile, made me angry and also gave me hope.
The story is set in Ireland during the second year of the potato famine. We watch in horror as families are torn apart hoping to keep their families alive, we watch as people die and others turn a blind eye and even worse blame them for their own misfortune.
Kathleen faces a choice that no person should ever have to make – stay in Ireland, another mouth to feed with no food in their home, or make her way to North America to find a job that will save her family. While her first answer is a firm no, when her betrothed doesn’t return to Ireland, she decides to take the trip to Canada to not only save her family but reunite with her loved one.
What happens on the voyage is a both a disaster and a blessing in disguise. She almost loses her life when she is saved by an Englishman – the same people who are killing her people. Can she learn to trust him? Through a series of events that will make you giggle, they begin to form a fragile bond. But both are scared to love and trust again, especially when it means loving the enemy.
This is a powerful story that you will not want to put down, I read this in one sitting as I had to know what happened to Kathleen and her family. A definite must read!
About the Author
Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of historical and contemporary romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot. After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam spent many years as a copywriter and freelance writer before inserting a plot twist in her career path and writing her first book. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist, a Kindle Book Awards finalist, a Maggie Awards for Excellence finalist, and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist.
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