Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A Dance in Donegal



About the Book

 To fulfill her mother's dying wish, Moira Doherty moves from Boston to the rolling green hills of 1921 Ireland to teach in a village school. She doesn't expect to fall in love--or to uncover a scandalous family reputation her mother left behind years ago. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts


I am always excited about for new authors and their debut novels. This book has a beautiful location and I was so excited to read it. I really loved the descriptions and traditions written about in this story. Ireland is somewhere I have always wanted to visit and it was fun to get a peek into that world. I love reading about the superstitions that were brought up as each culture has it's own stories and history. That being said I really struggled in connecting with the characters. The story moved a tad slow and I wasn't totally captivated by the romance and I think that is due to me not clicking with Moira as I really wanted to. I feel like the writing could have gone deeper to better develop the different main characters. I do think there are some fun secondary folks that shine in this book and that makes parts of the book fun. So overall this was an enjoyable read just not my favorite. I will want to read the next book Jennifer writes though as I think it is also set in Ireland! 

Three Stars. 


"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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