Blog Tour & Giveaway for After the Rising & Before the Fall by Orna Ross

Blog Tour for After the Rising & Before the Fall by Orna Ross.

A love forbidden by family.
A feud spanning generations.
A woman still yearning for freedom.

Twenty years after she was driven away from her family and the only man she ever truly loved, Jo Devereux has returned to the small Irish village where she grew up. And this time, she wants answers.

After the Rising & Before the Fall Centenary Edition Blog Tour(1)

This book is a special centenary edition. It is 100 years since the Irish Civil War, the background to the past sections of this four-generational saga, took place.

It is also 20 years since the author first published the book, with Penguin, and ten years since she took her rights back and republished the book herself, with the cover and concept she had imagined for it when writing.

The final book of The Irish Trilogy will publish on 13th January 2023, a hundred years to the day since the author’s great uncle —and the fictional character of Barney Parle in the book — was shot and killed in the Irish Civil War. Buy the book…

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Praise for Book:

“This compelling family saga reaches great heights with the author’s careful characterization. Ross explores humanity through a unique lens and unravels the bitter mysteries and secrets of Jo’s family with wonderful literary flair. While the first book brings up the question of love, the second book delves deeper into it. The pain and agony of discovering and carrying along a painful truth have been brilliantly portrayed in this work.” – Literary Titan Awards

About the Orna Ross:


Orna Ross is a bestselling and award-winning independent author. She writes historical fiction–mostly multi-generational murder mysteries–inspirational poetry and, as Orna A Ross, creative and publishing guides for authors.

Born and raised in Co. Wexford, in the south-east corner of Ireland, she now lives in London and in St Leonard’s-on-Sea, in the south-east corner of England. In 2012, she founded the award-winning non-profit organization, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), with her husband and business partner.

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The publishers are hosting a giveaway, for one signed copy of the paperback edition. The giveaway will be open internationally between 30th May – 30th June.

Click here to win a signed paperback copy of After the Rising & Before the Fall by Orna Ross.

AWARDS & PRAISE FOR ORNA ROSS & After The Rising/ Before The Fall

Awarded A Silver Literary Titan Award for “unique writing style, vivid world, complex characters, and original ideas.”

“A highly ambitious, engaging and evocative novel and a hauntingly captivating read.” — Sunday Independent

“The sort of massive book you could happily curl up with for the entire winter, an impressive canvas interweaving a contemporary story of love, emigration and loss with the complex world of civil war politics, emerging women’s rights and buried secrets. It explores the influence of our families on who we later become, in literary, lyrical language, while still being a captivating read.” —Irish Independent

“The writer has taken on a tough job – interweaving past and present and making them strike fire off each other… [and] has made brilliant use of original sources, including local historians in Wexford, adding the icing on the cake.” —Evening Herald

“Epic sweep…ambitious scope… an intelligent book”. — Sunday Tribune

“A riveting story…vividly brought to life.” — Emigrant Online

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