Blog Tour: A Class Forsaken by Susie Murphy

August 25, 2020 Book review 2 ★★★★½

I’m excited to be joining the blog tour for A Class Forsaken by Susie Murphy, as it’s book 3 in an immersive historical fiction series that I’m thoroughly enjoying. As it’s book 3, there may be spoilers ahead for A Class Apart and A Class Entwined. And good news…there is a giveaway on my Facebook page for an ebook, be sure and check it out.

Thanks to the author for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Blog Tour: A Class Forsaken by Susie MurphyA Class Forsaken (A Matter of Class, #3) by Susie Murphy
Published by self published on August 24, 2020
Pages: 329
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
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four-half-stars

His past could destroy their future…
Having escaped capture in London, Bridget and Cormac flee to Ireland with their daughter, Emily. Their homecoming is bittersweet as they embark upon the daunting task of searching for Cormac’s family who have been missing for over seven years.
Their journey takes them back to the familiar surroundings of the Oakleigh Estate in Carlow but their childhood home has become a different place to the one they remember. As they confront the consequences of Bridget’s embittered mother’s actions, they must also come to terms with an agonising choice between family and duty.
And when Cormac’s murky past catches up with him, endangering the ones he loves, will the threat be great enough to crush the hopeful future he and Bridget have envisioned together?
A Class Forsaken is the third book in Susie Murphy’s A Matter of Class series. The story will continue in the fourth book, A Class Coveted.

BOOKLOVE Historical Page-Turner Romance

First Line of A Class Forsaken by Susie Murphy

“Arrah, here’s the rain again.”

My thoughts on A Class Forsaken

We have already travelled with Bridget and Cormac through many ups and downs and now they are returning to Ireland again to search for Cormac’s family.

Life at Bridget’s estate Oakleigh is no longer idyllic. The Ireland they are returning to is one brimming over with tension and danger as the tenant farmers are unable to pay hefty land tithes. They are living in extreme poverty, furious with the injustices of the landlord system, and hungry for change. And very willing to take matters into their own hands.

I loved how rich in detail the scenes were. You could feel the poverty and desperation from the pages and you were right there in the middle of all emotional waves. I just flew through the pages living every word while I read.

The historical research that Susie Murphy has put in shines very true and you can tell that she put her heart and soul in these characters, and the world they live in.

Bridget and Cormac definitely have their challenges in this book, but their love still feels new and fresh, and despite many obstacles they are rock solid. With adventure and drama and romance, this is a series I’ll continue to recommend left, right and centre.

Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
five-stars
Pace
four-half-stars
Did I feel it?
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

Who should read A Class Forsaken by Susie Murphy?

I’d recommend this to fans of historical fiction who like dynamic characters and poignant storylines.  Fans of authors such as Hazel Gaynor, Catherine Cookson and Maeve Binchy should also appreciate this one.

About Susie Murphy

Susie Murphy is an Irish historical fiction author.

She loves historical fiction so much that she often wishes she had been born two hundred years ago. Still, she remains grateful for many aspects of the modern age, including women’s suffrage, electric showers and pizza.

She doesn’t drink tea or coffee (but swears she really is Irish).

She has lived for a substantial time in seven different counties in Ireland – she now resides in Meath but she’s from Tipperary.

She can recite all the colours in Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at top speed in one breath.

She wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was eleven. Entitled The Rabbits’ Journey, it was eleven pages long and an unashamed plagiarism of Watership Dow

four-half-stars

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