Anyone in Chicago like Irish novels?
If you are looking for a great read, can I suggest my novel Dancing with Statues. It's part set in Northern Ireland and part set in Bogotá.
You can buy it in paperback, on kindle, or on the kindle app for smartphones or tablets.
Here's the synopsis:
Will our history always define us?
What does it take to move on from a tragic past?
These are questions Laura has been avoiding since she was fifteen, since that day ten years ago when her mother took her own life. Until she meets Miguel, a lawyer investigating a horrific bombing that took place days before her mother’s death, towards the end of the Northern Irish “Troubles”.
When Miguel starts to pursue her, she initially resists. With her housebound father completely dependent on her, and Miguel returning to his native Colombia in six months’ time, she’s convinced any relationship with him would ultimately bring her pain. However, with his charm and persistence, she can’t stop herself from falling, despite her better judgment.
Initially, his love gives her hope for a brighter future. But when he starts delving into the past, asking questions about her mother and the circumstances surrounding her death, their relationship begins to unravel and Laura is finally forced to revisit her family’s history in search of answers of her own.