Sunday, March 20, 2022

The Lady of Galway Manor


In 1920, Annabeth De Lacy's father is appointed landlord of Galway Parish in Ireland. Bored without all the trappings of the British Court, Annabeth convinces her father to arrange an apprenticeship for her with the Jennings family--descendants of the creator of the famed Claddagh Ring.

Stephen Jennings longs to do anything other than run his family's jewelry shop. Having had his heart broken, he no longer believes in love and is weary of peddling the "lies" the Claddagh Ring promises.

Meanwhile, as the war for Irish independence gains strength, many locals resent the De Lacys and decide to take things into their own hands to display their displeasure. As events take a dangerous turn for Annabeth and her family, she and Stephen begin to see that perhaps the "other side" isn't quite as barbaric and uncultured as they'd been led to believe--and that the bonds of friendship, love, and loyalty are only made stronger when put through the refiner's fire.

Travel to the Emerald Isle for another poignant and romantic story from the enchanted pen of Jennifer Deibel.

My thoughts: Having been to Ireland, I love reading books set over there and having the chance to "travel back" through them! I enjoyed this story set in the 1920's and imagining how life might of been in Ireland back then. This is a wonderful historical read with richly written characters and descriptions of the land. It's a wonderful story of getting out of your comfort zone and seeing how people from other walks of lives live, and important message today when it's so easy to stop seeing people as humans and just lump them into groups of "those people". 

I received this book from Revell. This is my honest review.

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