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READ & DOWNLOAD Irish Winter î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB º [PDF / Epub] ❤ Irish Winter ✅ John Simpson – Living in Cork Ireland a hotbed of resistance to British rule makes Ian Mulroney's life dangerous despite his peaceful beliefs But disgusted by the brutality and shootings in thHe meets Devlin Walsh Ian has seen him before and the impression left upon his body was not easy to ignore He couldn't know that Devlin felt the same But because of the war they are comrades first despite their silent budding attraction to one anotherAs the resistance grows and the violenc. I liked Irish Winter Ian and Devlin meet after watching a young man and his mother shot in cold blood by the RIC Joining the IRA Ira is often partnered with Devlin whom he has been attracted to for years They become close and can admit to each other they are homosexuals and are attracted to each other The feeling of the times are captured in Irish Winter It makes me want to learn about Irish history There are times when Mr Simpson steps out of the story to give us a brief history of what is happening in Ireland to rouse the Irish to its hatred of the British That interferred with the flow of Ian and Devlin's story but I'm glad I read this

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E escalates Ian and Devlin fight the only way they know how losing family and friends in their efforts to free their country Together they are stronger to face the next day's struggle Together they are united in their belief in the hand of God Together they will find a way to survive the w. I really wanted to like this book but I never really bonded with the characters It was suppose to be a love story of two men in the midst of a revolution but the love story was never fully developed I did not love the story but I also did not hate it It was a an ok read but I won't be reading this story again

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Irish WinterLiving in Cork Ireland a hotbed of resistance to British rule makes Ian Mulroney's life dangerous despite his peaceful beliefs But disgusted by the brutality and shootings in the streets he agrees to join the local IRA brigade to use his skills with medicine and learn the ways of warThere. This book annoys me in so many ways let me tell you about all of them First there is a terrible black and white morality All English are murdering psychopathic bastards who eat children and all IRA men are noble freedom fighters I don't expect a complex scale of greyness in a historical romance but would it have hurt to have one British soldier with some doubts on what they are doing or an IRA member who seems to enjoy killing a bit too much There's moral ambiguity in a Wolfe Tones albumThe writing style is justweirdly inconsistent It starts with a few chapters of deep purple prose like really really purple some really strange phrases “Ian was never a supporter of violence He tended to see the beauty in all living things and war was the antithesis of that outlook” and people talking in completely unnatural sounding ways then jumps to a neutral writing style and everybody says “Aye me wee lad” A LOT and it keeps going back and forth between those two extremes giving us such beautiful sentences like “The gift of your virginity should be as pure and as beautiful as the heather in our Irish hills and not sullied by British blood”I might have broken down laughing after reading thatThe way the both MCs treat their homosexuality also shows a definite lack of imagination on the author's part Devlin oh what a beautiful Irish name has no problem accepting it at all and Ian another beautiful totally not anglicised name just mentions that he had noticed some feelings for boys but at school the pupils bullied others for 'seeming gay' so he just ignored these feelingsWe did mention that this book is set in Ireland in 1920 right Because you know 'OMG people at school will hate me if I come out' is very much the reaction I expect from a teenager living in this day and age From somebody who lives in a time where homosexuality is illegal and in a country where the church who preaches that it's a sin and you will burn in hell for it is still a massive influence I expect a reaction along the lines of 'AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA'Generally they never seem to care about what could happen if other people find out about them there's just one point where they actually joke about what the local priest might say about that now that's a very liberal education in rural Ireland the priest is just a figure of ridicule and who the others might react if they learned about it Their comment is something along the lines of “Well then we'd see how much of a brotherhood the IRA really is' The IRA Known for their incomparable sense of humour and open mindednessBecause sometimes one facepalm isn't enough to convey the stupidityWe also get a healthy dose of misogyny There are only two female characters in the book the mothers of the two main characters Devlin's mother prostitutes herself and so does he But when he does it it's OK when his mother does it it's disgusting No really that are his thoughts at one point in the book Why Oh well for reasonsIan's mother is admittedly just really badly written Nobody could actually be that stupid At the beginning Ian tells her that he has joined the IRA something she disapproves of so she tells him that it's wrong And he tells her he did it anyway and then she tells him that it was wrong and he tells her that it's done now and storms outand overall this conversation has all the excitement of a parent child conflict in a soap opera about staying out lateThen during the book Ian takes part in several IRA operations for which he sneaks out late at night A couple of times he get caught by his mother when he comes back home and makes up some ridiculous excuse Every time we get something along the lines of 'He saw that his mother knew he was lying but she had no idea what he had actually done and she didn't ask' She blo