Jean Reinhardt is married with five children and three grandchildren and lives in Cork, Ireland. She was a member of the North Clare Writer's Workshop in the past and a selection of her poems and short stories were published at that time. Jean has returned to Ireland, having lived in Spain for almost eight years. She is happy to be back home, living in a small seaside town in county Cork. Young Adult Fiction is one of the genres she likes to write in, the other is Historical Fiction.
It's the 1880's and the McGrother family of Blackrock has been divided by emigration. James and Mary, the couple who survived the Great Hunger, have watched more than half their offspring emigrate, taking their grandchildren with them. In New York, the responsibility to care for others reaches far beyond blood or marriage ties, as two members of the family try to find a young Irishman who has gone
As the past catches up with Catherine one of her sisters becomes a thorn in her side. To make life even more stressful, the young woman finds herself torn between two men she dearly loves. As her husband does his best to provide for his young family Catherine fears he is keeping secrets from her, possibly even more hurtful than the one she has concealed in her heart. While Patrick yearns for socia
As an old enemy deals a deadly blow to one of his friends, James McGrother finds himself picking up the pieces of another person's life. Meanwhile, two members of his young family must deal with distressing events that will change their lives forever.
A Year of Broken Promises is historical fiction and continues the story of James and Mary McGrother, a young Irish fisherman and his wife, who were the main characters in book 1: A Pocket Full of Shells.
Even with the famine years behind them, tragedy and hardship does not stop. Promises made in good faith are broken, along with the hearts of those making them.
A twist of fate forces Henry Brubaker into a life he once found despicable. As the past comes back to haunt him, the old doctor realizes there are more sinister reasons for his abduction than he was led to believe. Is it too late for him to make amends?
When a baby girl is born to a young Irish fisherman and his wife during the second year of The Great Hunger, the young couple choose to remain in Ireland. While friends and family emigrate, James makes the difficult decision to stay behind but struggles to provide for his young family. This is a story of love, hardship and resilience during one of the darkest periods of Ireland's history.
Megan accidentally uncovers a dark secret that her grandfather, Henry Brubaker has kept hidden from his family for many years. Her subsequent abduction causes a chain of events that are irreversible. When family loyalty and trust is shattered can it ever be repaired? Who has the courage to stand up to an invisible enemy? Who is really in control of Henry Brubaker's operation?
A politician's son is abducted along with a group of homeless teens. He is caught up in a world of exploitation and murder. To keep him alive, his parents must be convinced he is dead. As the story unfolds, old friendships fall apart and new ones are forged. A respected scientist holds Kaden's life in his hands. Will he sacrifice his career in exchange for a young man's safe return to his family?