Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Book Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

An Irishwomans' Tale

Kregel Publications (July 8, 2008)


Patti Lacy


Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University in 1977 with a B.S. in education. She taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, until she retired in 2006 to pursue writing full time. She has two grown children with her husband, Alan, and lives in Illinois.


Far away from her Irish home, Mary Freeman begins to adapt to life in Midwest America, but family turmoil and her own haunting memories threaten to ruin her future.

A shattered cup. Cheap tea. Bitter voices asking what's to be done with the "little eejit." Mary, an impetuous Irishwoman, won't face the haunting memories--until her daughter's crisis propels her back to County Clare. There, in a rocky cliffside home, Mary learns from former neighbors why God tore her from Ireland forty-five years earlier. As she begins to glimpse His sovereign plan, Mary is finally able to bury a dysfunctional past and begin to heal. Irish folk songs and sayings add color to the narrative.

Watch the Book Trailer:

If you would like to read the first chapter of , go HERE

My Thoughts: Of course could not put this one down. But that doesn't tell you anything. I started out thinking it would be a nice light hearted book to help
get me to sleep at night with pretty dreams. This book was one of those which
makes you sit up and turn the pages faster and faster. There was so much emotion
tied into this story and came with such pull that when I finished it I wanted to start all over again just to make sure I had not missed anything.

1 comment:

patti said...

Thanks for reading Mary's story. You're right that it's not light bedtime reading! But neither is life...
Blessings to you!