By Joy Martin
Unravelling the secrets of the past …
Eva Dillon, the illegitimate daughter of Ulick John de Burgh, 14th Earl of Clanricarde, is fiercely proud of her noble lineage.
But while she may be the daughter of a nobleman, Eva has not inherited her father’s status in society. And her illusions are soon shattered when Ulick dies, leaving Eva and her mother with nothing.
It is Ulick’s second son, Hubert, who inherits Ulick’s vast estates in County Galway, and he is determined to throw out any non-paying tenants – including Eva and her mother.
And when Eva and her mother are evicted from their home, Eva is not only determined to seek revenge on her brother, but also to claim her rightful legacy and place in society.
In her efforts, she will cross paths with intrepid journalist, Dan Fahy, whose encouragement leads her to move to Dublin, as well as wealthy Russian Sasha Pobedonostsev, who introduces Eva to a life of glittering wealth and the world of Russian high society.
But amidst the opulence and glamour, will Eva ever find the sense of belonging that she craves? And will she manage to break free of the secrets of her past that have been haunting her for years?
Set in nineteenth-century Ireland and Russia, Ulick’s Daughter is an enthralling and passionate tale of one woman’s quest for self-discovery and desire to uncover the truth about her past.
Joy Martin was born in Limerick. She trained as a journalist and worked on Dublin’s Evening Press, then moved to writing news for the Zambia Broadcasting Corporation and the BBC Home and External Services. She has broadcast in Ireland, Zambia, South Africa and Britain. She is the acclaimed author of A Wrong to Sweeten and The Moon is Red in April.