Breakfast at Darcy's
When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn't expect any sort of inheritance - let alone a small island! Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn't been lived on for years, but according to Molly's will, Darcy must stay there for twelve months in order to fully inherit. It's a big shock. And she's even more shocked to hear that she needs to persuade a...more
I found the character's all interesting and unpredictable at times which made it all more interesting.
The book had few exciting points in it but the storyline was amazing and I was hooked the whole way through!
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone!
I’ve read a couple of other reviews on this book and a few say the main character, Darcy, isn’t realistic. Now I just don’t get this – she lik ...more
One of the books which really played on my mind last year was Ali McNamara’s debut novel From Notting Hill With Love...Actually. It was the one book I was undecided about so when I heard that Ali had a new book due to be released I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy to see how my opinion differs with this book.
When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn’t expect any sort of inheritance - let alone a small island! Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn’t been live ...more
I piu’ fiduciosi potranno, allora, ...more
E cosa mi sono ritrovata in questo libro (solo all'inizio però) se non quna copia esatta alla "I love shopping? E poi è terribilmente superficiale... E lo ...more
The main characters, Darcy and Dermot were really entertaining and the little moments they shared were totally priceless.
# Dermonts deep brown eyes scan my face. 'I disagree, Darcy. Every day we spend on this island I think I'm getting to know you just that little bit better.' #
# I get up from the bed and begin to undo the buttons Dermot's already done up. His chest begins to move in and out a littl ...more
After thoroughly enjoying Ali McNamara’s debut novel, From Notting Hill with Love… Actually, I was excited to receive a copy of her new book prior to its release. The blurb for Breakfast At Darcy’s didn’t instantly appeal to me in the same way as the previous book did (rom-coms grab my attention far more than the potentially far-fetched idea of inheriting a deserted island)… but it turned out to be a lovely, heartwarming read.
The book begins with Darcy attending he ...more
This seems like a failure from the off, as Darcy is more used to busy city life, high heels, designer clothes, makeup and wine bars. How could she possibly survive on a remote, desert ...more
In those two I thought the writing style was good, better than the average chick lit; I had grown fond of the main character, which is not saying little about Ali McNamara writing skills.
However, this was a big disappointment. I am not able to write a full review of the book because UNFORTUNA ...more
Come in questo caso, che fa supporre la solita storia all'acqua di rose, ...more
What bothered me was the whole spiritual stuff. I understand that there are a lot of mystic old stories and "spirits" around this island. But there are too many spiritual people coincidentally meeting there. Especially bad is Megan - she is 11. One second she talks mystic and wise stuff like a 80 years old granny and the next moment she runs around li ...more
I wouldn't have liked it that much if I'd read it.
For the story line: Meh.
Some of the chapters ended abruptly, which I didn't like. However, I did like the characters, although Darcy was pretty daft in the first part of the book. Jeez, blonde bimbo much.
But if you're a big fan of chicklit, it's probably to your taste.
I picked up this book bc I loved Ali's first book " from notting hill with love actually " but I was honestly disappointed. The story is average and it seemed slow at the beginning and really rushed near the end. The characters are well developed and relatable like The other novel but it wasn't funny at all.
‘From Notting Hill with Love… Actually’ was a true gem of a debut at the end of 2010 from Ali McNamara. It remains the best chick lit I have ever read – smart, funny, brilliantly written with a fabulously unique twist, and with beautifully swoon worthy romance.
As a result ‘Breakfast at Darcy’s’ – McNamara’s second novel, was always going to have to work incredibly hard to live up to her first.
And it comes so ...more
Ispirata dai suoi numerosi viaggi in Irlanda e dalle tradizioni e leggende locali, la McNamara sforna questo fresco e spensierato romanzo chick-lit in cui la protagonista, Darcy McCall eredita dall’affettuosa zia Molly nientemeno che un’isoletta al largo dalle coste occidentali dell’Irlanda. Un’isola che — sebbene nel libro si chiami Tara, proprio come la collina delle leggende irlandesi e anche la magione di Rossella O’Hara in Via col Vento — è identificabile c ...more
The author started throwing in all these weird New Age elements, that were off putting to me. I personally am not into that sort of stuff (healing crystals, reiki, et al), and thought that a lot of it could have been left out. I don't really see how those things ultimately helped Darcy to achieve healing.
Healing past hurts/wrongs is a huge theme throughout the book, and I think that the relationships built between the ...more
Dalla vita non si aspetta un granché. Si ritiene fortunata, pensa che quello che ha le basti… certo, potrebbe fare volentieri a meno delle angherie della sua bellissima e superba collega… o dei lavori sciatti che le assegna sempre la sua caporedattrice…
Ma… ehi!!! Non si può avere mica tutto dalla vita!!!
Ma Darcy non potrà mai p ...more
Ho deciso di leggere questo libro perché avevo voglia di qualcosa in italiano e chi mi ispirasse relax e tranquillità e non ci sono andata troppo lontana. Colazione da Darcy è una storia leggera, che si legge senza troppe aspettative e che regala quell’atmosfera di tranquillità che si cerca in una lettura veloce.
L’idea è molto bella, ma sviluppata in maniera non ottimale. L’idea dell’eredità, di far cambiare la protagonista graz ...more
I will admit that I had to warm to Darcy, but this is kind of the point of the story. At the start, she is a self-absorbed, label obsessed, glory hunter... and I didn't really care for her very much. That is until she goes to live on Tara, the Irish island that has been left to her in her Aunt Molly's will. ...more
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