Alanna does not know where to turn or what to do. Her husband has been killed in a car bomb and she is left alone and pregnant. Her only hope at a new life away from the controlling hands of her father-in-law is to marry her manager. It seem like a dream come true. Alanna’s dream, however, quickly turns into a nightmare.
First, I have to point out, Alanna is from Ireland!! 🙂 so for part of the story it is set in that beautifully scenic country. IRELAND! And then colleen brings us to America’s Southern charm. The family heritage from both sides of the waters, both accents, the family home in Charleston…. And of course the mystery. What on earth is going on? (MINI SPOILER ALERT- The only thing I did not like was no satisfactory explanation, as in NO explanation whatsoever, of the large painting).
*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are my own thoughts.*
Good afternoon my friends. Is it just me or is this particular Wednesday tough to get through? I wish I had time for a nap, lol.
Any who, as the children are sleeping I thought I would take this quiet time to tell you more about Ireland. Specifically, where I find it especially relaxing. There is about park in Dublin, Merrion Squar Park that is set right in the city. Yet, as soon as bouts I walk into the park all the noise of the city- the traffic, the people…. fades away. It is as if it is in another world. The calmness of the park, the beautiful scenery along he trails. Above is a picture of the poet Oscar Wilde. He hangs out on that rock in Merrion Square Park. The greenery, of course.
I remember sitting there on a bench for a few hours as my friend worked. I could not have asked for a better place to hang out at. I wish I could travel there every day. The park even gave me inspiration for writing. There is a coffee shopot and bakery nearby asports well that had pretty yummy goodies. Yes, I definitely stopped there on my way to the park. How could I not?
I hope if you ever make the to Ireland that you are able too go too often Merrion Square Park and find it as relaxing as I do.
Good Evening, Friends,
I hope your week has gone well so far. I am sitting here thinking of all the sunny warm places I have been (while I look at the snow piling up again outside, lol) and thought I would share with you the places I have been. Over the weeks coming up I will take each place individually but I thought I would list them and see if there is a specific place any of you would like me to start with.
I have traveled some of the United States. I have been from Maine down to Florida. I have traveled through Canada to get into Michigan. I have been to Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Outside of the USA I have been to Ireland, Italy, Germany, France, the Caribbean, Greece and Turkey. Each place is filled with history, stories, memories, good times…. Not to mention to Nineteenth Century Georgia, Nienteenth Century West, 1920’s NYC, 1930’s Texas, Future USA (You can thank my overactive imagination for those!)
Where have you traveled? I would love to hear about the palces.