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Where the Pink Houses Are: A Millway Novel

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When unthinkable tragedy strikes, will Brenna and her mother-in-law, Anna, find healing half a world away amid the green Irish hills? Brenna begins to think she may be able to build a new life in a new land when Anna's eccentric family welcomes her with open arms. But it's in the arms of the town heartbreaker, Luke Dillon, that she begins to wonder if she can truly fall in ...more
Kindle Edition, Expanded Edition, 320 pages
Published August 11th 2014 by Nickel City Press (RebekahRuthBooks) (first published November 22nd 2011)
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Eugene Ahn
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll be honest and admit that this usually isn't the kind of book I'd pick out and read. Having said that, "Where the Pink Houses Are" definitely has that Irish charm about it. And despite its dabbling with cliches, the novel has just enough simplicity and earnest heart to make it work.

After a horrible tragedy, Brenna and Anna decide to move to Ireland, where Brenna immediately becomes the talk of the small town. Young and attractive, Brenna soon finds herself caught in a love triangle between t
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Samuel
Jan 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book isn't the kind of thing I would pick up if I came across it in a bookshop, and I wasn't always fully engaged with the story, but even so I found lots to enjoy. The writing was clear and polished, (bar one or two grammatical errors) the characters well-developed and consistent, and the novel nicely formatted.

At the risk of sounding mean-spirited, I did find the story a tad sentimental in places, and found some of the Christian themes a little hard to swallow. This is not a criticism as
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Rebekah Ruth
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Where the Pink Houses Are received a Kirkus Review with a star for remarkable merit. Kirkus doesn't add reviews to other sites, so I just put the review link here, under my own name. Where the Pink Houses Are was also named to Kirkus Indie's Best of 2012 List (top 5 in the Romance/Chick Lit Category)! To read the review with a Kirkus Star for Remarkable Merit, click here: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re... ...more
Adenike
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
where the Pink Houses Are was a wonderful book about healing, and redemption. I found myself at peace by the end of the story. the story slowed in a few spots but that was to be expected as this story was not intended to be a thrill ride throughout. I had fun getting to know the characters, and I liked the way the author intertwined words and life lessons to help mend a broken soul.
Kim Kerns
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My sister, Margo, met this author at JFK airport when waiting in line. So I received the book from Amazon yesterday and could not put it down. A quick summer read about the power of forgiveness and God's love for us!
Kelly
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read! Great characters and I loved being transported to Ireland!
Kristi Wilson
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the writing in this book. It is so good and would be an excellent beach read!
Compulsion Reads
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brenna O’Brien travels to Ireland with her mother-in-law, Anna, in search of…well, she isn’t really sure. All she knows is that after the death of her husband, she has little left in the United States besides painful memories.

Ireland is green, lush and full of life. Perhaps all that lushness is infectious, because Brenna feels herself slowly recovering as she builds deep relationships with Anna’s family and makes new friends with the locals. As a pretty stranger, Brenna gains the attention of ma
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ashley byrd
Feb 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book totally annoyed me...(spoiler alert)

I loved the cover. I loved the title. The fact that it was supposed to be based on the book of Ruth intrigued me. The first part of the book was engaging. The second part however was disappointing. I felt that it was unoriginal. All it basically talked about was the main character accidentally/ on purpose sleeping with a guy she didn't love or even like for that matter, but was just sexually attracted to because the one she really liked shunned her f
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Merryellen Towey Schulz
Pretty good book

I read this book because I love Ireland and books set there. The story about Brenna and Ryan is a fairly typical romance with engaging characters. The parallel with the book of Rurh is intriguing but a bit of a stretch since the focus is much more on the romance between Ryan and Brenna than the relationship between Anna and Brenna. The title is nice though not particularly relevant to the story. The attempt to portray the Irish brogue through the use of "yer" and "ya" was annoyin
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