Al speculation for so much of this is not genuine Irish history at least not recorded so I guess it MIGHT have happened this way There is a lot to ponder and I think it is rather well written I however found it a bit tedious and not a favorite Sure and idn t I start out not liking this book at all at all And Wiking didn t I just say to meself If this writer uses scatology This is the first of the Nuala Anne series and Greeley is just getting warmed up I enjoyed this novel in two layers I finally was able to read the story of how Nuala and Dermot met and fell in love which was good like coming full circle in getting to know a friend The second layer I enjoyed was Greeley fictionally solving the murder of Michael Collins The history included in the book and the way Greeley retold it through the eyes of Dermot s grandparents was really interesting This was a fun and uick I had to know what happened read Other books in the Nuala Anne series are in my opinion better because Greeley has had time to become better acuainted with his characters and can therefore bringepth into their personalities and relationships Andrew Greeley launches the Nuala McGrail series with a elightful story can therefore bring epth into their personalities and relationships Andrew Greeley launches the Nuala McGrail series with a Legacy (Anna Strong Chronicles, delightful story Dermot meeting Nuala the west Ireland beauty in Dublin that is a student at Trinity College While trying to find why his grandparents left Ireland never to return he employs Nuala to translate his gramsiary There are those
that on t want the truth to become known Dermot is don t want the truth to become known Dermot is while Nuala uickly starts to put the puzzle together They become smitten with each other but personalities cause ifficulties Working around a mugging and other attempts to Tell Me How You Really Feel deter them from finding the truth Greeley leads the reader on a tour of the Irish Troubles He lays groundwork for future tales This was a re read as I had first read this back when it first came out in 1994 and I enjoyed it now just as I enjoyed it then I like the playful banter between Dermot and Nuala and how the author talks about places in Ireland and Irish history which I can Google now to learn Now on to book. Ndmother Nell who left Irelanduring the Troubles with her husband Liam O'Riada and who would never tell why they left Somebody else remembers though or why is Dermot set upon by thugs. ,
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I am reluctantly rawn to this series This is the first "In The Series And I "the series and I only getting this first book after reading a few others As the series goes on Greeley s worship of the Irish and the representation of God s love in a man and woman s relationship thinly veiled as the sexual relationship gets a bit cloying and bit too much at times It was these recollections and feelings that made me almost want to skip this book and I wondered why I ecided to reuest it from the library to read I think however that Nuala Anne McGrail has captured my interest and a bit of my heart I think I really like her and this character is what raws ME TO THESE BOOKS THE OVERLY to these books The overly love of the Irish and the fixation on the sexual bond between men and woman is present in this book but as the first in this series it is to a much lesser egree than the subseuent books The story is basically told from Der The best part of this book is the Irish lingo and way of speaking I loved the sing song melody of the Irish way of speaking The ownside to this book is that the mystery was a bit too of the Irish way of speaking The ownside to this book is that the mystery was a bit too too many extra people and agendas The other thing that I just couldn t get past and why I won t be reading in this series Dermot one of the main characters is constantly thinking about Nuala s the other main character breasts and it gets to be way too much I Neuroscience for Therapists don t mind a little of that but this was constant throughout the book Plus the book was written by a priest I just couldn t get over the yuck factor of an elderly priest thinking about boobs uite so much it was a bit obsessive This is possibly the most poorly edited book I ve ever read whichistracted from it for me That said a couple of the storylines kept me reading The history of The Troubles and the country s history in general is so very complicated I Public and Private in Thought and Practice don t think I ll ever understand it so that part of this book wasifficult for me to follow and keep track of who was on which side Still it was an interesting weaving together of historical ata and fiction I may not put Andrew M Greeley at the top of. Bestselling novelist Andrew M Greeley outdoes his previous triumphs with Irish Gold a contemporary fresh and exciting novel of suspense and love Nuala Anne McGrail a student at Dublin's. .
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if I on t have one of his books in my hand but I alwaysI on t have one of his books in my hand but I always why I love his books so much when I m actually reading one They re very charming and they make me want to walk around talking in Irish slang and saying things like Go along with ye and And aren t you a terrible gobshite altogether I ve only read the Nuala Anne books so far I had the added bonus of reading this book on a plane back from the west of Ireland where I had just visited many of the locations mentioned in the book which just makes it that much betterNuala Anne the Irish main character who sees bits and pieces of events from the past and feels she must solve the mystery surrounding them is absolutely charming and Dermot Michael her American suiter is uite loveable as well The story is fun though those who on t enjoy history might get bored in some of Greeley s books uring parts where Dermot writes Nuala long historical accounts to help her puzzle out the mystery she s trying to solve Personally I love them even in later books when the mysteries are in Chicago instead of Ireland I ll probably only review this book but I love all of the Nuala Anne I just think they re grand altogether And wouldn t you be a terrible eejit to
#Read Them As Well #them as well cannot gush enough about how much I adore this book this was my 3rd time reading it The first time I was in High School Father Greeley spins a tale so extraordinary you feel like you are right in the book As if you are indeed one of the charactersHe creates people that are easy to relate to to understandFrom the very start it s easy to fall in love with the people of Ireland and their plightThis story is as much a love story as it is a mystery Not just a romance novel but a love of country freedom and the heroes that help you to save all which you hold earMoving onto Irish Lace sometime soon This book is Symbolism In Craft Freemasonry difficult for me to rate Both the mystery and the romance seem to be hidden behind so much Irish history I couldn t absorb it all and it is not so much historical fiction as it is historic. Trinity College is beautiful the way a Celtic goddess is beautiful not that Dermot Michael Coyne of Chicago has ever seen one of those in his twenty five years unless you count his gra.