Thursday Quotables


PROMISES UNBROKEN (Melinda Kelly) When tragedy strikes at a very young age, QUINN and ENRIQUE are brought to Saint Anthony's, a home for at-risk children in Puerto Rico. There, they discover an almost supernatural bond that turns from friendship to young love.

Thursday Quotables – Promises Unbroken

His breath shook as he inhaled deeply. “You’ll have everything you’ve ever wanted; a home, parents who love you…you’ll get to go to college and everything.” He paused. “We can still write to each other…if…


Thursday Quotables – The Blogchatter EBook Carnival

Special edition of the Thursday Quotables today! Blogchatter is a community of bloggers I met during the AtoZ Challenge. They are very much active in supporting authors, especially in encouraging writers to publish their work…





Thursday Quotables – A Ring of Truth

“What happened?” Henrietta asked when they were back in the car together heading down California toward the Von Harmon’s apartment. Clive had been contemplating how much of Eugene’s story to share with her, and he…




TAN (David Lawlor) - It’s 1914 and Liam Mannion is forced into exile for a crime he didn’t commit. He flees Balbriggan, the only home he has ever known and travels to England, where he enlists and endures the torment of trench warfare in France. Five years later he’s back in England, a changed man, living in the shadow of his battlefield memories

Thursday Quotables – Tan

‘So long ago… a different world, Liam… How the fuck are ye, and what the fuck are ye doin’ in that get up?’ his voice took on an angry edge. Liam leaned the rifle against…


AN ENCOUNTER a short story from DUBLINERS (James Joyce) Joyce's first major work, written when he was only twenty-five, brought his city to the world for the first time. His stories are rooted in the rich detail of Dublin life, portraying ordinary, often defeated lives with unflinching realism.

Thursday Quotables – An Encounter

In the morning I was first-comer to the bridge as I lived nearest. I hid my books in the long grass near the ashpit at the end of the garden where nobody ever came and…


THE GHOST OF THE RATH (Rosa Mulholland) Twelve Irish Ghost Stories - A classic gothic story with a great setting and atmosphere

Thursday Quotables – The Ghost of the Rath

After a few intolerable moments I felt better, but the heavy air pressed on me stiflingly and I rushed from the inner room into the larger and outer chamber. Here a blast of cool air…


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