Dance in Donegal
All of her life, Irish-American Moira Doherty has relished her mother's descriptions of Ireland. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira decides to fulfill her mother's wish that she become the teacher in Ballymann, her home village in Donegal, Ireland.
After an arduous voyage, Moira arrives to a new home and a new job in an ancient country. Though a few locals offer a warm welcome, others are distanced by superstition and suspicion. Rumors about Moira's mother are unspoken in her presence but threaten to derail everything she's journeyed to Ballymann to do. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends--and the strength of Sean, an unsettlingly handsome thatcher who keeps popping up unannounced--as she seeks to navigate a life she'd never dreamed of . . . but perhaps was meant to live.
Jennifer Deibel's debut novel delights the senses, bringing to life the sights, sounds, smells, and language of a lush country and a colorful people. Historical romance fans will embrace her with open arms.
I was drawn to this book by the premise of the story and the story location. Which I was immediately drawn into the world that the author had created. It is the reason that I did keep reading this book as long as I did.
Sadly, I was not feeling the characters. It was not one or two of them but all of them. When this happens, I kind of tune out the story and become distant towards what I am reading. This is what happened to me with this book. While, I may not have been feeling this book at this moment, I am willing to give it another try in the future.