Ronan's Echo

Ronan's Echo Review

In 1916 twin brothers Denny and Connor Ronan are eager to get to the war before it’s all over; Bridie O’Malley, their childhood friend and the woman they both love, watches them leave, understanding too late that war is about more than heroes and handsome boys in uniform.

Nearly a century on from the disastrous battle of Fromelles, forensic anthropologist Kat Kelso, Bridie’s great granddaughter, is in France identifying the recovered bodies of lost Australian soldiers. The discovery of her own relative amongst the dead men begins the unravelling of a hundred years of family history, lies and secrets.

Title:Ronan's Echo
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Sharon

    Birdie O'Malley's mother died giving birth to her and from that day onwards her brothers Donal, Rory and Aidan became very protective of their baby sister. Three years after their mother had died thei...

  • Brenda

    Bridie O’Malley was a beautiful young woman with deep rich flowing red hair; even as a child she was stunning. Her three brothers doted on her; as well her father Eamonn – their life was happy and...

  • Elizabeth (Alaska)

    First, a disclaimer. Joanne van Os is my friend. We met first here on Goodreads, but I had the chance to see and chat with her when she traveled through southeast Alaska in the Summer of 2011. I would...

  • Michael

    Writers and film makers are increasingly fascinated by the two world wars, but few concentrate on the survivors who return and try to fit in after the horrific experiences they endured. Joanne Van Os'...

  • Kathryn

    I have heard many positive remarks about this book and it didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed the current-day stories of Kat, the forensic anthropologist who unearths (sometimes literally) the stories behi...

  • ??Jlie ?

    Thanks to Brenda for recommending this one to me!This is one I'd like to see made into a movie.What a wonderfully intricate, well thought out and credible family history, carefully interwoven with all...

  • Sally906

    In 1906, after Bridie O’Malley’s mother has died her father takes her and her two older brothers to settle in Australia. She quickly makes friends with the identical twin brothers who lived next d...

  • Carolyn

    Joanne van Os is a great story teller. This novel spans over a hundred years and four generations starting with the emigration of Eamonn O'Malley, his three handsome sons and his beautiful little daug...

  • Dillwynia Peter

    On Goodreads the majority of reviewers give this book a big 5 stars. I suspect the books I would give 5 stars would bore them to hell & they would give them a 1. This reflects personal taste more than...

  • Jenn J McLeod

    Joanne van Os has plotted the most extraordinary story with her novel – Ronan's Echo. A story spanning generations, beginning around the First World War, this novel is more than fiction, with a deta...