Meet member Nancy Blanton, author of historical fiction

Nancy Blanton

Meet member Nancy Blanton, author of historical fiction

Mar 10, 2017Member Updates

Nancy Blanton

Nancy Blanton

Embark on an adventure in Irish history

Nancy Blanton is the author of historical fiction including The Prince of Glencurragh and Sharavogue, both award-winning novels set in 17th century Ireland. She also wrote Brand Yourself Royally in 8 Simple Steps, winner of the President’s Silver Medal, Florida Authors and Publishers Association. She wrote and illustrated the children’s book, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones. She has produced two award-winning regional history books and two interactive timelines. She lives in Florida.

The Prince of Glencurragh

Winner of Florida’s Royal Palm Literary Award, The Prince of Glencurraghfollows?Faol?n Burke, the son of a great Irish warrior, who seeks to restore his stolen heritage. He should have inherited vast lands and a beautiful castle in southwest Ireland. But tensions grow in 1634 as English plantations consume traditional clan properties, Irish families become homeless, and Irish sons lose their inheritance.

Encountering the beautiful heiress, Vivienne FitzGerald, Faol?n believes if they were to marry, together they could restore his stolen heritage and build a prosperous life. But, because the Earl of Cork protects her, abduction is his only option. Best friend Aengus O’Daly narrates as he and the brothers Thomas and Sean Barry help Faol?n to complete the deed, and hasten to negotiate the marriage settlement. But Vivienne has a mind of her own, and the adventure that began as a lark takes a dark turn when one man is injured, another is killed, and their plans go awry. Faol?n finds himself in the crossfire between the four most powerful men in Ireland–the earls of Clanricarde, Cork, Ormonde, and the aggressive new Lord Deputy of Ireland, Thomas Wentworth–who use people like game pieces profit and benefit. Other forces threaten their plans, and even their lives. With the course of events now beyond their control, will Faol?n and Vivienne ever realize the dream of Glencurragh? This book combines fascinating historical detail with an immersive sense of a remarkable place, the beautiful southwest of Ireland. Available in hard cover, soft cover and e-book.

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