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The Linen Queen
really liked it
It feels kind of strange, but this book reminded me quite a bit of two classics - Emma by Jane Austen and Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. So ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
liked it
In flipping through the pages of In the Woods by Tara French the first thing I noticed was the 400+ pages and incredibly small type. I knew then that ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Dec 27, 2009
The Sea and the Silence
liked it
I'm kind of in the middle on this book. The story was somewhat engaging but the characters were difficult to understand and get to know.

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Apr 11, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad, #4)
it was amazing
Tana French is my go-to gal for mystery, suspense, solid characters, and fantastic story-telling. In Broken Harbor she returns, once again, to tell a ...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Fiona: Stolen Child
it was amazing
Like many others, I have memories of my childhood that are skewed due to personal guilt - maybe a lie gone too far, or something misunderstood that ca ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
The Last Storyteller (A Novel of Ireland, #3)
it was amazing
Original review posted here

Here's the thing about Frank Delaney - when that blurb on sites like GoodReads and Amazon refer to him as "unparalleled" wh
Feb 06, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
The Matchmaker of Kenmare (A Novel of Ireland, #2)
it was amazing
I wasn't introduced to Frank Delaney until fairly recently, when I stumbled across the gorgeous cover of Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show sitting on the ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Jan 31, 2011
The Ghosts of Belfast (Jack Lennon Investigations #1)
liked it
Good grief. My hands are still shaking. I don't know what it is about the IRA and reading books on irish violence but this book seemed to capture ever ...more
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
The Whipping Club
liked it
I attempted to read The Whipping Club a few months ago, but the edition I had made it difficult to follow and, unfortunately, I had to DNF it. So I wa ...more
Aug 26, 2012
May 19, 2012
Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show: A Novel of Ireland
really liked it
In another life I think I want to be an Irish writer. Several years ago I fell in love with the lyrical writing of Frank McCourt and now I've found an ...more
Jun 04, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
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