Meet Nancy Blanton, FAPA Member and 2016 FAPA Gold Medalist
Historical novelist, editor, publisher, blogger, personal brand consultant, beach walker, chocolate consumer, adoring wife, Labrador retriever mom
Amelia Island author Nancy Blanton writes novels based primarily in Irish history, under her imprint Ellys-Daughtrey Books. The Prince of Glencurragh, her second novel and FAPA gold medalist, occurs amid tensions building toward the great 1641 rebellion. Her first novel, Sharavogue, set in Ireland and the West Indies, won Florida?s Royal Palm Literary Award for best historical novel. Her FAPA silver winner, Brand Yourself Royally in 8 Simple Steps, is a valuable guide for authors, artists, and business consultants.
Winner of four awards since its 2016 publication, The Prince of Glencurragh follows?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 together they could restore his stolen heritage and build a prosperous life. But, because the Earl of Cork protects her, abducting her as his bride is his only option. Best friend Aengus O’Daly narrates as he and the brothers Thomas and Sean Barry help Faol?n 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 also 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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