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The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
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Jul 26, 2010

did not like it

Novel. Aspiring seamstress Kate from Seattle flees to mother Ireland after her mother dies from cancer and her fiancé Ethan leaves her. She travels around the romantic wilds of the West until she is taken under the wings of a local ladies' lace-making guild in the tiny town of Glenmara. The ladies (Bernie, Aileen, Moira, Oona, and Colleen) teach Kate the old ways of making Irish lace and she in turn shows them how to incorporate them into more modern designs. Will she or won't she fall for local bachelor about town, Sullivan Dean? And will the little village of Glenmara itself find a place for itself in the modern world, while still retaining its Irish-ness, Catholicism, and character? You may like this book if you like Maeve Binchy. However, in the end, this one wasn't really to my tastes. I did enjoy the author's rich language and lush descriptiveness, but I did not care for the (in my opinion) predictability and stale storyline.
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message 1: by Jane (new)

Jane Greensmith On the surface, this book appeals to me, but I'm glad your review because there are too many good books out there to be frustrated by "predictability and stale storyline."

Good review--thanks.

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