To Know the Road

Annie Coyle Martin (2011)

Fiction   Historical

The story of an impulsive Protestant girl in Ireland who falls in love with a Catholic boy and her struggle to survive and rebuild her life when she is cast out by her family. The story is set in the war years when, like smoke drifting from Europe the war affected Ireland.

About this book

A chance meeting with a handsome stranger sets Victoria on a heart breaking path of conflict involving family, tradition and religion. Caught between the Irish Catholic Protestant hostilities, will Victoria and Donny ever find happiness?

"Coyle Martin has sandwiched a sweeping heart-tugging movie between the covers."
The Globe and Mail on Coyle Martin's first novel "The Music of what Happens"

Annie Coyle Martin grew up in Ireland. She now lives in Kingston Ontario.

About Author

Annie Coyle Martin

I was born in a tiny village in County Cavan in the south of Ulster. My parents were primary school teachers. Because there was no secondary school available I was sent as a boarder to two convent schools, St. Mary’s College Mountmellick, County Laois, and later to The Cross and Passion College in Kilcullen, County Kildare. In each of these schools I was lonely, and missed my parents. After secondary school I trained [...]

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