Book Of The Day – So Much Owed

by Ron on August 5, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Fiction novel by Jean Grainger and it’s 67% off for a limited time. So Much Owed has a 4.5 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“A wonderful story! Irish history and a love story in one.” Merry – Amazon Reviewer

So Much Owed
by Jean Grainger
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $2


January,1918 – Dunderrig House, West Cork, Ireland.

Dr Richard Buckley returns to his beloved Dunderrig, disillusioned and damaged by the futility of war. At his side is Solange Allingham, his best friend’s widow who has lost everything she ever loved.

Richard’s wife Edith is bitter at what she sees as her husband’s betrayal of his country by wearing a British uniform. After giving birth to twins, she withdraws into a silent world, finally leaving her family for strange new bedfellows. Solange is obliged to overcome her own heartbreak to become the mother Edith’s children so badly need. James and Juliet are inseparable and incorrigible and the life blood of Dunderrig. As they grow up, they come of age into a world where despite the horrors of the past, war looms large yet again.

From tranquil West Cork to wartime Belfast, from neutral Dublin to occupied France, the twins lives diverge in unforeseen ways as Dunderrig waits anxiously once more for the safe return of its children.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I really cannot believe this was only the second book Ms. Grainger wrote. The first was “The Tour” and it was very charming, but this was really a superbly written story. I hated to see it end.


For me, the beauty of this book is in it’s writing, with an author so gifted and talented that the story stays with you long after the last page has been turned. A rare find.


I appreciated the accurate historical background, and the insights this novel has given me into a people whose influence has spread around the globe.


From page one, So Much Owed had me captivated. It is rare to read a truly great Irish story intertwined with the factual events of World War 1.


A wonderful tale of love, family, heartbreak, and the bonds that keep us all together through it all. The book is well written, characters are well developed and the plots keeps unfolding, often taking unexpected turns which makes it impossible to set this book down!

Get So Much Owed here: So Much Owed

About The Author

I was born in Cork, Ireland in 1971 and have worked as a university lecturer of history, a teacher, a playwright, and a tour guide. My experiences leading groups, mainly from the United States, led me to write ‘The Tour’. My observances of the often funny, sometimes sad but always interesting events on tours fascinated me. People really did confide the most extraordinary things, the safety of strangers I suppose.
My second novel, So Much Owed is a family saga based in Ireland following the Buckley family of Dunderrig House. The story opens in the trenches of WW1 at the end of the war and moves to tranquil West Cork. As the next generation of the Buckley family find themselves embroiled once again in war, the action moves from Ireland to wartime Belfast, from occupied France to the inner sanctum of German society in neutral Dublin. The history of the period was my academic specialty so I’m delighted to be able to use it in a work of fiction.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Jean Grainger and ENT appreciate it.


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