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Irish Winter Living In Cork, Ireland, A Hotbed Of Resistance To British Rule, Makes Ian Mulroney S Life Dangerous Despite His Peaceful Beliefs But Disgusted By The Brutality And Shootings In The Streets, He Agrees To Join The Local IRA Brigade To Use His Skills With Medicine And Learn The Ways Of War.There He Meets Devlin Walsh Ian Has Seen Him Before, And The Impression Left Upon His Body Was Not Easy To Ignore He Couldn T Know That Devlin Felt The Same But Because Of The War, They Are Comrades First, Despite Their Silent, Budding Attraction To One Another.As The Resistance Grows And The Violence Escalates, Ian And Devlin Fight The Only Way They Know How, Losing Family And Friends In Their Efforts To Free Their Country Together, They Are Stronger To Face The Next Day S Struggle Together, They Are United In Their Belief In The Hand Of God Together, They Will Find A Way To Survive The War.

  • ebook
  • Irish Winter
  • John Simpson
  • English
  • 02 April 2018

About the Author: John Simpson

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10 thoughts on “Irish Winter

  1. says:

    This book annoys me in so many ways let me tell you about all of them First there is a terrible black and white morality All English are murdering, psychopathic bastards who eat children and all IRA men are noble freedom fighters I don t expect a complex scale of greyness in a historical romance but would it have hurt to have one British soldier with some doubts on what they are doing or an IRA member who seems to enjoy killing a bit too much There s moral ambiguity in a Wolfe Tones albumThe writing style is justweirdly inconsistent It starts with a few chapters of deep purple prose, like really really purple, some really strange phrases Ian was never a supporter of violence He tended to see the beauty in all living things and war was the antithesis of that outlook and people talking in completely unnatural sounding ways, then jumps to a neutral writing style and everybody says Aye me wee lad A LOT and it keeps going back and forth between those two extremes, giving us such beautiful sentences like The gift of your virginity should be as pure and as beautiful as the heather in our Irish hills and not sullied by British blood I might have broken down laughing after reading that.The way the both MCs treat their homosexuality also shows a definite lack of imaginat...

  2. says:

    Anyone looking for a adventure story, with thrills and spills, anxious moments and a growing romance which blossoms in predictable fashion to a lasting love affair and sex no matter what thrills and spills going on around them, will enjoy Irish Winter a lot.However if you know anything at all about Ireland and her history, you probably will, like me, find it a frustrating read.I bought the book because I have lived in Ireland for many years and I m always eager to read about earlier times Having loved At Swim Two Boys I knew that nothing was going to come close to that, but I was still eager for .The characters aren t bad They aren t girly, and that s a major point in their favour They talk like young men, they act like young men and they fuck like young men there s no lyrical descriptions and purple prose here, just wham bam and get on with it nothing wrong with that But they are very samey, though, and neither has their own distinct voice It was difficult at times to tell who was in control of the POV there s a lot of headho...

  3. says:

    The book tells Ian and Devlin s story from 1919 to 1924, the years during which Ireland fought for its independence from England Ian is an apothecary apprentice of only 19 years old he doesn t really care for war or kill, he wants to become an apothecary and make his own life in the world Ian is a quite guy, probably even quite since it s years that he realized that he prefers the company of men, but he has never acted upon his preferences He tries to be as average as possible and to not be seen in the crowd But when he witnesses to the assassination of a man and his old mother in the street to the hand of English soldiers, he cannot hide no He offers his help to the IRA army and among the brotherhood he finds Devlin.Devlin is only one years older than Ian, and they know each other enough to greet on street but not enough to be considered friends, they are on different level in life Devlin s mother unofficially has a lot of boyfriends who visit her at night, and on hers track, Devlin started to find some odd works at night in the near cities, with married men in dark alley.While Ian considers himself homosexual, Devlin at first approaches Ian with a friends with benefits attitude Devlin likes both women and men, and in this moment he likes Ian But he knows that the lad, as he calls him, is way inexperience t...

  4. says:

    3.5 starsIan and Devlin are young men in 1919 Ireland when they witness the tragic deaths of an IRA member and his mother Ian, a 19 year old apprentice apothecary, and Devlin, a member of the IRA and a few years older than Ian, are partnered when Ian joins the IRA The two quickly become friends and soon Devlin is staying over at Ian s in order to get away from an uncomfortable home life.Times are hard and there is very little money to be had for even basic necessities As they struggle to make enough to keep food on the table Ian becomes an active member of the IRA and together they start to take part in raids against British authority As they spend their days and nights together their relationship becomes even complicated as Ian and Devlin become casual lovers and then ultimately fall in love.The slow progression of their love story, from late 1919 to the spring of 1924, is set against a backdrop of violence and loss Throughout the story Ian struggles with his need to help his country get free from the oppressive British rule and the things he has to do do in order to make that happen Devlin on the other hand is pragmatic and doesn t have as hard a time picking up a gun and fighting.I really liked both Ian and D...

  5. says:

    I give this story four stars, with the bulk of my stars going towards the romance side of the story, and the rest to the moral lessons within.This was a difficult story to get hooked into until about 4 chapters in.I came into this with zero knowledge of the IRA The time frame of the story taking place in 1919 into the early 1920 s in another country was also a hurtle for me to cross.But when I took the story a part, looking at the characters, their plight, following their losses and growth over the years and then watching them falling in love with each other, it made the story worth putting up with the war Jargon.This book does not glorify war, but it does have battle scene with loss and victories It challenges the reader to look at the good and bad sides to going to war for a cause and killing.The author does a good job in describing the setting of the story, making it easier for me to visualize Ireland in 1919 The romance was in my view too slow to come, but ...

  6. says:

    I liked Irish Winter Ian and Devlin meet after watching a young man and his mother shot in cold blood by the RIC Joining the IRA Ira is often partnered with Devlin, whom he has been attracted to for years They become close and can admit to each other they are homosexuals and are attracted to each other The feeling of the times a...

  7. says:

    I really wanted to like this book, but I never really bonded with the characters It was suppose to be a love story of two men in the midst of a revolution, but the love story was never fully developed I did not lov...

  8. says:

    Very original story about two boys recruited for the IRA, that fall in love in the middle of war Too short for the enormous idea that hides behind the whole IRA story I would have appreciated a little bit ...

  9. says:

    M M romance and Irish rebels. what s not to love Grand so

  10. says:

    This had such potential but was a total fail for me Parts read like a history text I didn t connect with the characters at all Too bad, because I wanted to like it, but no.

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