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The Angel by Carla Neggers
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** spoiler alert ** The Angel by Carla Neggers was good good, fast paced read. At times, the tranistions between scences was slightly confusing but as long as you kept reading, it would explain itself.
The story line was original and inventive but there were a couple of questions left unanswered in the end. It almost seemed like the author hadn't given it any thought as to how to answer them in the end and just threw in a token comment in the end.
A young woman, Keira, is told a story of magic statues, fairies and Ireland, the place of her ancestors. Her job allows her the freedom to travel so she heads to Ireland to follow the 'story' and see where it leads. The search is for the magic statue which is one of the loose ends left for the reader to interprete 'what happened'.
The other question is, 'What happened to Eileen, Keira's mom, when she traveled to Ireland at 19, unescorted and came back pregnant with Keira. She never goes into any detail other than one line at the end of the book. Keira's birth father is never really expounded on and the one sentence Eileen brings up confuses the reader even more.
Overall, 'The Angel' was an entertaining read but wouldn't be one of my first recommendations to a friend.
Review by Ursula Gorman author of 'Old Acquaintances' (released late 2010/early 2011)
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