Bury the Living
Bury the Living by Jodi McIsaac. (The Revolutionary Series Book 1) Seattle: 47North, 2016. 302 pages. *****+ Publication date September 6th.
Nora's father is shot dead when he answers the front door and Nora O'Reilly's life changes forever. Her Irish mother copes by drinking away their meager income and teenage Nora decides that selling drugs at school to a select few will bring in extra money. When her safety and her brother, Eamon, are threatened because of her drug selling, Eamon enlists to fight for their country’s freedom. Flash forward 10 plus years and Nora is haunted by both her past and recurring dreams of a man she doesn't know. This mysterious man begs her to travel to Kildare and to find Brigid.
Finding Brigid is not as difficult as she imagined and when she is handed a relic belonging to Brigid of Kildare, patron saint of Ireland, Nora is transported back eighty years—to the height of Ireland’s brutal civil war. She finds the man in her dreams, who claims not to understand why she is looking for him. They embark on a mission to save Ireland and to change the future.
I received an ecopy from NetGalley to review.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Irish history, time travel, romance with a strong female character, what's not to love? This is book one in the series and ends in a cliff-hanger, didn't want to put it down and can't wait for the next one.
Jodi McIsaac is the author of several novels, including A Cure for Madness and the Thin Veil Series. She grew up in New Brunswick, on Canada’s east coast. After abandoning her Olympic speed skating dream, she wrote speeches for a politician, volunteered in a refugee camp, waited tables in Belfast, earned a couple of university degrees, and started a boutique copywriting agency. She loves running, geek culture, and whiskey.