2. Words to describe the book: Irish to the core with a healthy dose of storytelling
3. Location or characters you met:
- Maureen 'Kinky" Kincaid: A housekeeper for the doctor in the village of Ballybucklebo. She is getting the house ready for Christmas dinner and in the course of the day she tells the young children stories about fairies, spirits, and the banshee. Once the children leaves, she takes a break and spends time with the memories of her family, her dreams and ambitions, and how she handled being born 'fey' or also known as the sight.
- Ireland : you can't read this book and not feel that Ireland isn't a main character. I could feel the breeze, see the multitudes of flowers, experience the stinging cold of the blizzards, smell the sheep, taste the food. I truly felt that I was there!
- Maureen's family and friends: Each family member has something to add to the story and I loved how the author weaved them into the tapestry of the pages seamlessly. They all were needed and not once did they detract from the story.
- Loved the setting
- The storytelling...I felt like I was at a cozy pub listening to an Irish folkteller. It reminded me of the days when I was younger and my grandpa would get all of us grandkids into one room and he would regale us with stories of his youth. I could sit there for hours and listen to his grand tales!
- The characters- they felt like family by the time I finished this story.
- The Irish Mythology was very intriguing and I love learning about different cultures and their folklore.
Thank you to Nicole Bruce of The Book Report Network and Forge for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review.
My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.
They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.
Review Style patterned after Show Me 5 Saturday.