Tag Archives: Ireland

“The Winter Guest” by W.C. Ryan – Book Review

“There is an air of desolation about the place.” WWI has recently ended but Ireland is still fighting. A Civil War rages in Ireland, and it is an escalating and bloody battle. The action in this novel takes place after … Continue reading

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“Foster” a novella by Claire Keegan – Book Review

“Foster” was made into a film called “The Quiet Girl” and stars young Irish actress Catherine Clinch.  I would love to see it. This beautifully written novella evoked empathy in the reader. You just wanted to hug the protagonist and … Continue reading

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“The Couple at Causeway Cottage” by Diane Jeffrey – Book Review

Kat and Mark Fisher move to the idyllic island of Rathlin, off the coast of Northern Ireland. Their reasons are twofold. They want to escape their hectic London life and start a family, and, they want to be closer to … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – August 23, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #TheIrishBoardingHouse @Bookouture #TuesdayBookBlog @SandyTaylorAuth

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the titles from my own TBR. This book is a title I received from Bookouture via NetGalley and it is on my September … Continue reading

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“Run Time” by Catherine Ryan Howard – Book Review

Adele Rafferty – an Irish actress has moved to Los Angeles after a major career set-back. She works as a motel receptionist and is almost on the brink of giving up her dreamed of acting career altogether. Then… she receives … Continue reading

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“Her Child’s Cry” by S.A. Dunphy – Book Review

Jessie Boyle – is a 45 year old perfectionist, who works as a Criminal Behaviourist for the Irish Police. Jessie is over six feet tall, is single, and a workaholic. Jessie’s longtime friend, Dawn Wilson, is now the Police Commissioner … Continue reading

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“The Nothing Man” by Catherine Ryan Howard – Book Review

Jim Doyle is an unremarkable man. Retired from the Garda Síochána, now in his sixties, works as a security guard for a department store. Jim is married and has a grown up daughter. However… his life was not always so … Continue reading

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“Murder at Greysbridge” by Andrea Carter – Book Review

The fourth book in the delightful Inishowen mystery series is set in summer. The solicitor, Ben O’Keeffe is to speak at the wedding of her legal assistant and friend Leah which is to take place at the Greysbridge Hotel. On … Continue reading

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March Again! It’s ‘Reading Ireland Month’ #readingirelandmonth22 #begorrathon22

Every year during March I like to participate in Cathy’s “Reading Ireland Month“. Reading Ireland Month (or The Begorrathon as it is affectionately known) will return for the sixth year between Tuesday 1 and Thursday 31 March 2022. If you … Continue reading

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“Lost Graves” by S.A. Dunphy – Book Review

  Jessie Boyle – is a 45 year old perfectionist, who works as a Criminal Behaviourist for the Irish Police. Jessie is single, and a workaholic. Jessie’s longtime friend, Dawn Wilson, is now the Police Commissioner of Ireland. Dawn is … Continue reading

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