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Tara Flynn

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  10 reviews
It's the 1950s and for Tara Flynn, red-haired, bright and ambitious, Ballygrace House represents everything she hopes for - beautiful, elegant and a world away from the small village where she lives with her grandfather. But the wealthy Fitzgeralds who live at Ballygrace have little time for village girls, until Madeleine, their unstable, delicate daughter, meets Tara. Tar ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published March 18th 2004 by Orion (first published January 1st 2002)
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Honeypie

This is the author's first novel. And it wasn't so bad. Though, not very good either. Sorry, I just have to compare with Samantha Sotto's Before Ever After and Karen Swan's Christmas at Tiffany's. They were the authors' first novels, as well.

Light read. But not exactly a chick literature. It definitely had more serious conflicts. And touchy topics. But not as controversial as the Coelho book I read last year. (Gosh, I forgot the title na. :|) But then again, it's set in the 1950s. People were m

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Tracy
I would like to give this 3.5. Very enjoyable. Am looking forward to the next two books in the series. Hopefully they won't be a let down. This book was easy reading and descriptive enough that you could really see how the poor Irish lived and worked and the vast differences between then and the "gentry" but not so far that it got boring with too much detail. A few twists and turns thrown in as well to keep it interesting
Niamh
Quite an emotional book. Could not put it down!!! The ending is brilliant and kinda surprising. Overall one if my favourite books :)
Margaret
Tara Flynn by Geraldine O'Neill

It's the 1950s and for Tara Flynn, red-haired, bright and ambitious, Ballygrace House represents everything she hopes for - beautiful, elegant and a world away from the small village where she lives with her grandfather. But the wealthy Fitzgeralds who live at Ballygrace have little time for village girls, until Madeleine, their unstable, delicate daughter, meets Tara.

The author manages to bring 1940's Ireland to life transporting you back to a tiny room in a remo
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Bindee
Sep 16, 2014 Bindee added it
very easy reading book. good plot though. reminded me a bit of a Maeve Binchy novel.
The Cats Mother
This was enjoyable irish fiction for an easy weekend read. I would read the next books in the series but am not sure I'd pay money for them.
Carey
Described as akin to Maeve Binchy. Good, but not as good as Binchy. An enjoyable, light read.
Amma
May 11, 2009 Amma rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic souls
This is a lovely book to take to an airport and read during long distance flights.
Donna Martin
What a briillent book
Cara
couldn't put it down!
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