Bonnie McKernan is an author of historical fiction that usually (always) wraps around a love story. She was recently voted “Best Up & Coming Author” by Affaire de Coeur magazine, and her debut novel Cliff of the Ruin was awarded the Writer’s Digest Mark of Quality for literary merit.
Bonnie’s love of history started in her teenage years while working as a clerk at her grandfather’s auction house and later at her father’s appraisal company, where every week brought new fine art and antiques (European and Americana) to study and appreciate. Having lived in Africa and Europe, she garnered a unique appreciation of the heritage of other cultures as well. Ireland is one of her favorite places in the world and is the focus of her website’s blog.
She loves novels that not only entertain, but have the ability to convey themes of substance without being preachy. Among her favorite stories are Jane Eyre, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Woman in White, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
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Jerpoint Abbey, located 12 miles south of Kilkenny, remains one of my favorite monastic ruins in all of Ireland. Built in the late 12th century, it flourished under the Cistercian religious order for centuries, until King Henry VIII ordered all monasteries dissolved in the mid 1500’s What is so unique…
Giant’s Causeway, located on the northeastern coast of Northern Ireland, falls into the landscape category of oddly beautiful. Comprised of an expanse of basalt hexagonal columns sprouting from the earth in stepped configurations leading into the sea, this geological wonder is the byproduct of many ancient volcanic events. And because…
Ashford Castle Hotel in County Mayo is not the oldest castle in Ireland. It doesn’t boast a particularly interesting place in Irish history, or hold within its walls some romantically tragic story from centuries past. It is, quite simply, a beautiful garden estate upon which to enjoy a peaceful respite…