A Rush of White Wings: An Irish Historical Love Story

· Out of Ireland Book 2 · Aine Press
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The best journey brings you home.

Boston, 1849. Shattered by the devastating loss of his wife and children during the Irish famine, Sean Deacey has given up on love and happiness. So when he rescues an infant from an immigrant shipwreck, he gives the orphaned babe to his sister Kathleen and her husband. They raise the boy as their own – until Ailish Sullivan arrives two years later claiming the child is her last living relative and demanding his return.

A legal fight ensues, and Sean befriends Ailish, determined to change her mind and keep her from destroying his sister’s family. But when friendship leads to understanding, he is torn between the desires of both families. And as his feelings grow for a woman he knows he should not want and can never have, he faces an agonizing choice – stand with his sister or follow his heart.

Award-winning author Pamela Ford explores the bonds of family as she takes readers on an uplifting emotional journey through grief, sacrifice, and the power of forgiveness. With more than a half million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is known for creating stories that touch the heart.

Praise for A Rush of White Wings:

5 stars. “A powerful, moving, touching story. A beautiful story of forgiveness, understanding, love and hope for the future ... A definite must-read, you will not want to put this one down.” –Working Mommy Journal

5 stars. “I was swept away with so many emotions, I found myself keeping the book firmly in my grasp for hours! Ford made a story so compelling, so wonderful ... I still find myself thinking about it ... do yourself a grand favor and swoop up a copy of this book.” –High Society Book Reviews

5 stars. “Brilliant writing ... a heartrending and inspiring story ... memorable characters and a brilliantly crafted setting and atmosphere.” –Cover Lover Book Reviews

“I loved this. The last quarter of the book had me racing through the pages ... Emotional and heartfelt, this novel will please fans of historical fiction and women's fiction.” –Library of Clean Reads

4.5 stars. “The historical details made me feel as if I was part of the tale ... I loved the chemistry between Sean and Ailish ... I recommend this book.” –Locks, Hooks and Books Reviews

“A heartwrenching piece of historical fiction ... an emotional rollercoaster ... if you want to be moved and engrossed in what you read, I recommend A Rush of White Wings –Books and Zebras

5 stars. “Endearing historical fiction.” –Books, Lattes and Tiaras

“A very moving story of love and loss ...an intense story with truly likable characters.” –Corinne Rodrigues Reviews

“This beautiful story that touched on such things as understanding, forgiveness, love, and trust, managed to cause me to shut the book with a smile on my face.” –Pick a Good Book

“Its ups and downs and the heartbreak of it all kept me glued to the pages.” –Pause for Tales

Ratings and reviews

1 review
Laura Fabiani
January 20, 2021
A Rush of White Wings is the sequel of To Ride a White Horse, however it can be read as a stand alone. Once again, talented Pamela Ford took me on an emotional journey with this well-written Irish-themed love story. A novel that explores not only romantic love, but familial love between a child and its parents. Kathleen and Jack Montgomery (characters from the first book) adopt Will, a child that was miraculously rescued from a shipwreck. Two and a half years later his aunt Ailish (I love that name) finds him and wants to raise him as her own as she promised her sister she would do if anything happened to her. The question is, does she have the right to take the child after he has been with his new parents for over two years? And what happens when you adopt an orphan during a time when adoption laws were at its beginning stages? I was fascinated as the author explored issues of legal rights, grief, sacrifice, mother-and-child bond, the meaning of family, and following one's dreams. The court case that ensued and how the judge handled the case were so interesting to me. And of course, there is the story of Sean and Ailish, with overtones of Romeo and Juliet. The couple who are each on opposite sides of the dilemma. The characters are realistic, as was the setting and the plot. I loved this historical fiction story that touched me deeply, bringing tears to my eyes on several occasions. The last quarter of the book had me racing through the pages eager to see how it would all finally be resolved. Emotional and heartfelt, this novel will please fans of historical fiction and women's fiction. A good satisfying and touching book.
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About the author

Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical 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 – and often lots of laughter.

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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