18 July 2013

Cover Re- Reveal - A Love By Any Measure by Killian McRae

A Love by any Measure by Killian McRae.
Audience/Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult.
Publication: November 8th 2011 by Tulipe Noire Press (first published October 2011).
An Irish lass. An English lord.
A love that overcomes all boundaries, but at what cost?

Lord August Grayson, English landlord, has secretly, and much to the dismay of his father, held in reverence the object of his first fancy: poor Irish tenant Maeve O'Connor. Returning to Ireland for the first time since his youth, August discovers that Maeve has grown into a woman of beauty and tenacity. He understands, however, that he could offer Maeve nothing but shame if her pursued her. But when circumstances allow him an opportunity to indulge his fancy, even if only in a limited scope, August finds himself unable to resist the temptation.

Maeve,for her part, knows the danger falling for August holds, but finds her heart and her good senses becoming confused the longer she spends in his company. As two hearts become hopelessly entangled, both Maeve and August are forced to question the costs of their love. As consequences of their romance manifest, both struggle with the pain and difficulties their love causes, both for themselves and those who care for them.

Killian McRae's delve into historical romance will challenge reader's presumptions of the genre. A title garnering controversy due to McRae's preference towards historical truth versus genre-standard "love despite the realities of the day" perspectives, it asks at what cost winning love is justified. "A Love by Any Measure" is an exploration of a romance that strives to overcome divisions of cultural, socio-economic, and religious differences in an era where options for lovers in such situations were limited.

This is the New Cover - What do you think?.

Reviewed by Kelly in April 2012.

Oh My Word!! This book was amazing! I love a book that can make you feel joy, heartache, sorrow and finding the meaning of love and all of its' sacrifices!

This is definitely an adult book. At first, I wasn't sure about continuing to read it or not because of the graphic sex. Not something I would recommend to many of my friends because of it.

I love the time period in the late 1800's in Ireland. Maeve has little to nothing except her home with her father on an Englishman's land. That englishman was once a childhood friend of Maeve and this is their story of finding love and showing the world how much you would sacrifice and what heartache comes with it.

I don't know what I would have done in Maeve's shoes. She is a strong woman, who is honest! She loves her often drunk Da!

I can't describe the book just the gammet of emotions I had overwhelmed me at times and I found myself tearing up and feeling her pain often, I found myself hating and loving August. What hardships this time period faced with their stations in life and being with who you are supposed or arranged to be with instead of who you love. And what it means to be family!

I am still thinking about it now and haven't been able to pick up another book to start yet.


That was my review in 2012. I just said on a recent post that there was only one other author who could make me feel strong emotions. I was wrong. This is one of my all time favorite books and I definitely felt all kind of emotions as if they were mine and not a character in a book.

So, what do you think of the new cover????

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  1. Oh it sounds good. I haven't read one that's set just in Ireland in ages! I like the cover but no way would I have guessed historical. But it is a nice one :)

    herding cats & burning soup

    1. It really is a beautiful story. I would so love to go there someday.