Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Let's Meet Author Marlow Kelly and her novel, A WOMAN OF COURAGE

                                  With her home destroyed she is forced to revisit her past
                                     and prove once and for all she is a woman of courage.

            A WOMAN OF COURAGE ~ by Marlow Kelly 
Today we welcome Marlow Kelly whose need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories, and her curiosity regarding the lives and loves of historical figures are the inspiration for her characters.


When an injured Fianna Byrne turns up at Connell O’Neill’s gate twelve years after their separation he knows this could be his last chance to find happiness with the woman he loves.

False accusations against Fianna had strained relations between their clans and forced Connell, under Irish law, to divorce her. Their disastrous three-month relationship left Fianna pregnant and heartbroken. She has avoided Duncarraig and her ex-husband ever since.

But with her home obliterated by the Vikings, Fianna must face her past in order to save her son, and prove once and for all she is a woman of courage.

Connell held Fianna’s hand as he led her inside. Was this really happening or was it a dream? He had to turn around and check. He had imagined this moment for the last twelve years. His attraction to her was more than physical. He enjoyed her fire, and her spirit. She lived by her own moral code and did not bend to the will of others without reason. These were the characteristics his father had abhorred, but then, Seamus had enjoyed weak women. Pretty, mindless things he could hang on his arm.

Had his father been threatened by Fianna’s strength? After she was gone, Connell had come to realize her depth of character made her special. She had been his confidante, lover, and friend. Her intelligence did not overwhelm his intellect, as his father had suggested, but enhanced it. For those brief months he enjoyed her counsel, and had missed it every day since.

He glanced at her again. Even with everything that had happened this night she had the bearing of a queen, an indomitable woman who could never be conquered.

After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. 





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  1. Welcome, Marlow Kelly. It's nice to host you today. Good luck with your novel, "A Woman of Courage."

  2. Woman of Courage sounds like the kind of book that would interest me. I loved your bio with being thrown out for not drinking tea. My ex didn't drink tea and now I know why he came to the US.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nightingale, and thank you for your kind words.
      Yes, those English men have a lot to answer for.

  3. Thanks for having me on your blog today.

  4. I love this cover. This character has more than courage, by the look in her eyes, she has 'True Grit'. Best of success Marlow!

    1. Thanks Lynda. Yes Debbie Taylor did a wonderful job on the cover.

  5. Hi Marlow! Book sounds like what I would read. Best of luck with your book. Loved your post.