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I normally don't comment on bad reviews or low star reviews, but I'm breaking the rule for one reason. My upcoming MURDER IN AN IRISH COTTAGE hadn't even been turned in yet when the 2-Star review went up. When you work so hard on something and are exciting about it, it's really hard to fathom why a reader would pretend they've read something, and then go on to disparage it. I'm looking Read more of this blog post »
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"FULL DISCLOSURE NOTICE: I won a copy of this book from a giveaway here on the Goodreads site.

In Carlene O'Connor's fourth Irish Village mystery, a world class poker tournament has come to Kilbane coinciding with a village festival.

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"I do not want to visit Ireland anymore! Perhaps I'm too sensitive, and this is only just one book, but the constant feed of "American, go home, we don't want you here," really got to me. I am, however, taking this as a sign of what a gifted storytell" Read more of this review »
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"This is a first in a series and was a great read. The story is about Siobhan O'Sullivan and her siblings. I love the bistro in the story and the characters are well rounded and entertaining. The Bistro barely keeps the family going so Siobhan the old" Read more of this review »
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