Amidst the lush beauty of Tipperary, a darkness runs through Duncullen Estate.
Young heir Richard Lynche is suffocating. Between his father’s disgust and mother’s plunge into drug-induced lethargy, his only solace are the arms of the new maid, Eveleen. Yet, mounting pressures give rise to chillingly ominous visions. Richard must destroy his parents’ chokehold and create a life with Eveleen whilst maintaining his sanity. He must eradicate the torture. Whatever it takes.
Aroon is a cauldron of old-fashioned Irish stew. Spiced heavily with Downton Abbey, sprinkled with Shakespeare’s Hamlet and a dash of The Godfather’s Michael Corleone, it explores the underbelly of life during the Protestant Ascendancy.
About M. B. Gibson (Aiken, South Carolina Author)
M. B. Gibson is the author of two historical novels set in Tipperary, Ireland. Her debut novel, Aroon, was awarded the 2012 Carrie McCray Literary Award for Novel First Chapter and, as part of The Petigru Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The sequel, Harps Upon the Willows, was released in early 2017. She is currently writing the third and final book of the series.
Gibson taught adolescents for over three decades. She passionately believes in the value and dignity of every human being, which she’s carried from her classroom to the pages of her books. She lives the quiet life with her husband in Blackville, South Carolina.