FIRE ON THE HILL: An Epic Novel From Ireland’s Past: (Michael Dwyer’s Story) Book 2 of THE LIBERTY TRILOGY)

| July 3, 2013

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FIRE ON THE HILL: An Epic Novel From Ireland's Past: (Michael Dwyer's Story) Book 2 of THE LIBERTY TRILOGY)

A COMPLETE STAND-ALONE NOVEL
(and Book 2 of The Liberty Trilogy)

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR of “TREAD SOFTLY ON MY DREAMS”

`Here is a real blockbuster, magnificent, passionate, poignant.’ Books Ireland.
`A powerful historical novel.’ Guernsey Evening Press

`Fire On The Hill’ to blaze a trail! Highly recommended.’ Irish World

`Powerful! A love story which endures more than half a century and spans two continents.’ Brecon and Radnor Express

`Browne has a talent for drawing us into her characters and situations.’ Irish News

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In her historical `faction’ novels, Gretta Curran Browne tells the story of actual people and actual events and, apart from using a few minor fictional characters, she does not change history or distort the true stories of the worthy people she has “reclaimed” from history to bring to a present-day audience

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.When first published in hardback, Tread Softly On My Dreams and Fire On The Hill were bought by the University of Notre Dame in the USA, The National Library of Ireland, The Princess Grace Irish Library in the Palace of Monaco, and received an award from The Royal Literary Society in London.

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Although presented here as a novel, FIRE ON THE HILL is a true story based on recorded facts. Michael Dwyer was born, cradled and then grew from boy to man under the shade of the Wicklow Hills. He knows every inch of them, knows all their secrets: the river streams to quench a man’s thirst, the wild game to keep away hunger, the wood in excess to burn, and the sheltering caves. And then, in the historic year of 1798 he comes to know love.

When Michael Dwyer first dances with Mary Doyle on the night of the spring fair, many of the locals see their love story unfold before their eyes, a story so unique they will later tell it to their grandchildren.Destined to be a farmer like his father before him, Michael loves the land, and is content to work in the fields and live off the yield, but in that same year of 1798 the militia, hated pawns of the rulers in Dublin Castle, force him to leave the land and take to his beloved mountains, where he becomes what every Wicklow youth dreams of being: a man who owns no master, a man who refuses to bend a servile knee.And always, standing somewhere amidst the green glens and beautiful landscape of Wicklow, is Mary, waiting and watching, caring nothing for patriotism and heroism, only for her love for the rebel captain, but love on the run cannot last forever.

Having walked the green glens of Michael Dwyer’s native County Wicklow, Gretta Curran Browne ‒ in this rigorously researched historical novel ‒ reveals the complexities and humanity of an extraordinary Irish rebel leader” – Emer Ryan, Wolfhound Press, Ireland.

“FIRE ON THE HILL is a magnificent historical novel and a passionate and poignant love story.” Headline Book Publishing, London.A COMPLETE STAND-ALONE NOVEL
(and Book 2 of The Liberty Trilogy)

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR of “TREAD SOFTLY ON MY DREAMS”

`Here is a real blockbuster, magnificent, passionate, poignant.’ Books Ireland.
`A powerful historical novel.’ Guernsey Evening Press

`Fire On The Hill’ to blaze a trail! Highly recommended.’ Irish World

`Powerful! A love story which endures more than half a century and spans two continents.’ Brecon and Radnor Express

`Browne has a talent for drawing us into her characters and situations.’ Irish News

* * *

In her historical `faction’ novels, Gretta Curran Browne tells the story of actual people and actual events and, apart from using a few minor fictional characters, she does not change history or distort the true stories of the worthy people she has “reclaimed” from history to bring to a present-day audience

***

.When first published in hardback, Tread Softly On My Dreams and Fire On The Hill were bought by the University of Notre Dame in the USA, The National Library of Ireland, The Princess Grace Irish Library in the Palace of Monaco, and received an award from The Royal Literary Society in London.

* * *

Although presented here as a novel, FIRE ON THE HILL is a true story based on recorded facts. Michael Dwyer was born, cradled and then grew from boy to man under the shade of the Wicklow Hills. He knows every inch of them, knows all their secrets: the river streams to quench a man’s thirst, the wild game to keep away hunger, the wood in excess to burn, and the sheltering caves. And then, in the historic year of 1798 he comes to know love.

When Michael Dwyer first dances with Mary Doyle on the night of the spring fair, many of the locals see their love story unfold before their eyes, a story so unique they will later tell it to their grandchildren.Destined to be a farmer like his father before him, Michael loves the land, and is content to work in the fields and live off the yield, but in that same year of 1798 the militia, hated pawns of the rulers in Dublin Castle, force him to leave the land and take to his beloved mountains, where he becomes what every Wicklow youth dreams of being: a man who owns no master, a man who refuses to bend a servile knee.And always, standing somewhere amidst the green glens and beautiful landscape of Wicklow, is Mary, waiting and watching, caring nothing for patriotism and heroism, only for her love for the rebel captain, but love on the run cannot last forever.

Having walked the green glens of Michael Dwyer’s native County Wicklow, Gretta Curran Browne ‒ in this rigorously researched historical novel ‒ reveals the complexities and humanity of an extraordinary Irish rebel leader” – Emer Ryan, Wolfhound Press, Ireland.

“FIRE ON THE HILL is a magnificent historical novel and a passionate and poignant love story.” Headline Book Publishing, London.

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