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The Kinsella Sisters

(Lissamore #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  214 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Home is where the heart is! Free spirit Rio Kinsella finds herself settled in the picture-postcard village of Lissamore on Ireland's West Coast. It's where she took her first step, had her first kiss and conceived her beloved son Finn. But now Finn's spread his wings and flown the nest, what's to keep her here? An old flame and a new prospect may provide the answer! City g ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 19th 2009 by Avon
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Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Irish sisters Rio and Dervla haven’t spoken for many years, and neither is particularly bothered by this as they live very separate and different lives. However, the death of their father Frank reunites the pair, and they both regret the time spent apart.

Rio lives in picturesque Lissamore with her grown up son Finn and takes any job she can get her hands on. Dervla is a successful estate agent and loves the single high-life. They befriend their new neighbour Adair and his snobby daughter Izzy, b
Jul 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, chicky-lit
Even though it was a little slow to start and there are numerous tautologies that grated on my nerves (uber, Jo Malone) I thoroughly enjoyed this.

I am quite familiar with this part of the world (the west of Ireland) and I felt the work described it beautifully.

A truly lovely piece of chick-lit.
Jessica Hammer
Jun 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Lovely and moderately unpredictable story of 2 estranged sisters and the small town that they revolve around. Family, loss, humor and lots of gorgeous Irish countryside imagery.
Lucy McLaurin
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found myself really enjoying this book. It was a breath of fresh air and lovely and girly. Loveable characters with lives that I need to know more about! I did curse you Ms Thompson when I found I need to read the next book (or two) to find out more about the girls! But no worries - both books found and purchased!
d m palmer
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good but inconclusive
Anne Harvey
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had read nothing of this Irish author's books before but I'm glad I've now discovered her. This is a lovely story of Rio and Dervla Kinsella and their lives in the west of Ireland. While Dervla is a hard-headed and successful business woman, Rio is a single mother with a variety of jobs and little money. Following a feud of many years, the two sisters are reconciled on the death of their father. From then on, their lives intertwine as Dervla copes with the recession and Rio learns to live with ...more
Jul 19, 2009 rated it liked it
Jill Mansell, Katie Fforde, Patricia Scanlan, Freya North - when Amazon says these were other authors bought by people who bought this one, you know really how it's going to be. It's a thoroughly comfortable read - nice characters (the bohemian sister, the prissy estate agent sister, the film star ex-lover, the millionaire with the stuck up daughter...) and a lovely Irish west coast setting. I enjoyed it well enough, ideal for a light read during the working week, I just thought it was a little ...more
Aug 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Clearly the first of several books (like some of her other books) and I found the ending unresolved to due this. However, well written with interesting characters, although it'll take some major reworking for Izzy to redeem herself!
Lynda Atkinson
Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book it’s a real page turner. A summer read that I could not put it down.
Katrina Jones
I'm at Chapter 11 now and I am liking it so far.
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good chick lit, read during Christmas break, and it had a lovely warm summery feel!
Shirley Adderley
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, i love reading books that are part of a series an that you can really fall in love with the characters. I could'nt wait to read the next two books that followed!
Jackie Darbyshire
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. chick lit it might be but it"s good all the same. Looking forward to the next installments
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Kate Thompson (born 1959) is an Northern Irish actress and romantic novelist who also writes as Pixie Pirelli (the writer heroine of Sex, Lies and Fairytales). She was born in Belfast and studied English and French at Trinity College, Dublin. She spent many years as an actress in theatre and television, most no

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