Item description for Maire (The Fires of Gleannmara) by Linda Windsor...
Overview Discover the transforming power of love and faith during Ireland's Age of Saints. Maire, Gleannmarra's warrior queen, finds her fierce heart gentled and puzzled when she takes a Christian---Rowan of Emerys---as hostage. What God would turn such a fine warrior into a coward? Why doesn't Rowan seek revenge against those who sold him into slavery?
Publishers Description A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the "God-graced mountains and plains" of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara's warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary -- a Christian, no less -- as hostage during a raid. At first she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger than any blade of steel. And in the process, Maire discovers the transforming power of love and faith.
Linda Windsor is an award-winning author of nineteen historical and five contemporary novels who lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. A former professional singer, musician, and ABA writer, Linda gave her music and writing over to God with initial protest but without regret. She believes laughter is God's prescription for the tears of life, and the icing on the cake of faith.
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Studio: Multnomah Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.1" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2000
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Fires Of Gleannmara
Series Number 1
ISBN 1576736253 ISBN13 9781576736258
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Windsor
Linda Windsor is the best-selling, award-winning author of thirty novels, with an estimated million books in print. A former professional musician, Linda speaks often (and sometimes sings) for writing and/or faith seminars. Her recent work includes Healer and the early Celtic Fires of Gleannmara trilogy.
Linda Windsor currently resides in the state of Maryland.
Reviews - What do customers think about Maire (The Fires of Gleannmara)?
Absolutely Wonderful! Jan 19, 2008
A fantastic read. I couldn't put it down and immediately devoured the next two books in the series as well.
Great reading and very inspiring Aug 23, 2007
This book is one of the best of Christian fiction! It is a great read, and very inspiring in seeing that people of all times have stuggles in their Christian walk, and yet can prevail with God's strength. Without being at all preachy, it instructs at the same time that it entertains. Also a great love story. Hard to put down!
good story Jun 27, 2007
I was so distracted trying to properly pronounce the title character's name that it was difficult to get right into the story. Too bad, because the author opens with an exciting introduction to the characters I would've enjoyed getting to know. Although entertaining, I'm not sure that I would buy the other novels in this series.
A wonderful heroine who combines strength and femininity Mar 11, 2007
Maire is a captivating tale of a pagan warrior queen and a Christian warrior who wants to be a priest. Maire's spiritual journey is inextricably intertwined with her journey as a woman and a queen; the spiritual content isn't forced, and it definitely isn't holier-than-thou! The characters feel authentic and fully developed; there's nothing stereotypical about them.
Maire herself is a wonderful character, presented warts and all, figuratively speaking. And the historical insight into Christianity's beginnings in Ireland is enthralling. I will definitely be reading the sequels.
We're all a warrior queen inside Sep 26, 2006
I think that most women will really relate to this book because most of us feel like warrior queens inside, to some degree. Especially in today's world, most women are able to get tough and become successful in the world of men. However, we are told that we are the same as men and we feel uncomfortable with our femininity. Many of us do not feel desirable and we look at our attraction to men as a weakness that will get us into trouble. That's why I found this book so compelling. I could really relate to Maire's story. I also think that men will find the story interesting because of the rich Irish history and the swordplay. They also will be able to relate to the masculine Rowan, who is also a man of God who shows mercy and forgiveness to his enemies and gentle care towards women. I would like to find a man like that someday. I am sure that they are still around today. They're probally the type of men who would read this book!