You're out there doing last minute Christmas shopping or you're sitting there thinking you're done.
Electronic gadgets are all the rage and you have the selection well in hand, ready to wrap, but don't be so quick with the pretty paper and ribbon.
An e-reader or a tablet without content is only half a gift.
Don't be the person giving half a gift.
Load that device with three of the best pieces of historical fiction that you're likely to find.
THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES will introduce your lucky gift recipient to the dark corners of Ireland's recent past, providing them with a compelling story of triumph against a government policy that sought to create perfect citizens from those most helpless.
Don't forget to download A TERRIBLE BEAUTY for those who think they know how Ireland came to be a republic. It's a tale of one family in the business of rebellion, an accounting of their sacrifices and the pain of abandoning morality for a greater good.
Finally, there is LACE CURTAIN IRISH, another novel with an Irish theme but one that is set in Chicago among the diaspora, a stream of people who left their homeland and found success, but at a cost. For so many who were forced by economic pressure to emigrate, this one will resonate.
You can buy these novels up until the very last minute, with downloads taking almost no time.
And when you hand off that e-reader or that tablet, you're giving a real gift that provides entertainment right out of the box.
Don't give half a gift. Add books, at next to no additional cost. Your recipient will be that much more grateful for your consideration.