• "The author bounds excitingly through Irish history...there is much action, some grinding poverty and violence, and an excitement that Rutherford keeps racing through 863 pages. His fictional characters become as vivid as the real life Irish heroes who stride the plot-cum-history"

    Daily Express
  • "This is historical fiction and family saga on a grand scale"

    The Good Book Guide
  • "The characters are expertly sketched through the lens of love, loss, rebellion absorbing and enjoyable read"

    The Sunday Business Post
  • "Rutherford delivers on what is promised...(he) handles difficult material accurately and well...his ability to maintain a healthy narrative pace with an engaging popular style distinguishes Ireland Awakening as one of the better epic histprical novels"

    Evening Herald
  • "Riveting sequel"

    The Irish Post