What I liked about the book: I loved the Irish setting in Clifden, County Galway. I’ve previously read Irish Inheritance, book #1 of the series, which I enjoyed; I often seek out books set in Ireland. The novel was easy to read and had a sweet and satisfying denouement.
What I didn’t like so much: The book was in danger of being overwhelmed by the quantity of day to day trivia within the pages. I felt just a sprinkling would have worked better. At times, chunks of dialogue were slowed when filled with Irish historical details, and I felt this reduced opportunities for deeper character building and missed making the characters sound and act in interesting modern ways. I also wasn’t a fan of repeated Irish colloquialisms in the dialogue. In fiction there is a danger that overuse can become like a parody…
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