Opening at Montrose Manor in the Southwest of Ireland, wealth and privilege fail to provide solace for eight-year-old Laura Meegan when an accident claims the life of her mother. In his grief, her father grows ever more distant, and pulls away from Laura and his family into the intense, even dangerous, world of thoroughbred racing.
In her father’s absence, Laura's care is entrusted to the loyal staff of the family estate. Through this artful intermingling of worlds, Ireland’s upper class and working poor, Carpentier deftly weaves a tale into and through the politics and Zeitgeist of class warfare in the 20th Century. As Laura grows and first befriends young Liam Delaney, the son of her caretaker, this dynamic novel transports readers decades-back to experience firsthand the emotion, the purity, the danger in Carpentier’s prose.
“Who’s to Say Where the Wind Will Blow” transports readers on a fantastic journey along with Laura and Liam as they celebrate the blessings of friendship, and struggle to survive tragedies that could tear them apart. Together, committed to each other, they brave their forbidden love and set forth on a journey that will take readers with them over continents and to new heights.
“Carol Carpentier is a tremendous and needed talent whose robust, vibrant voice has produced a debut novel of great depth,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “There will be inevitable comparisons to Joyce and O’Connor for the Irish saga she weaves so successfully, but her voice is indeed her own. Readers will be drawn in because this is a story she seems to have been born to tell.”
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