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Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

Corrigan Mills in Ballycove wove the finest wool. Miranda and husband Paddy became the owners through a hand of fate. And now after Paddy’s death and her health scare, she had to take some decisions. Her children Ada, Callie and Simon too needed to decide what they wanted from life. Then there was Richard Blair, the original owner and his son Daniel.

It was exactly 03:16 am when I wrote this review. A book which was supposed to be just an appetizer for the Sunday read turned out to be tale, a saga which I was compelled to finish, however late the hour. That was the power of author Faith Hogan.

Her lyrical twining of the past with the present, capturing the essence of Ballycove, showing me the depth in her characters, the heart of the book was at the right place. Inside my heart!! I loved the main character Miranda; her patience and intelligence bowled me over.

I felt humbled that I got the opportunity to read the story of that woman who was a young girl in love, a wife and a mother, yet maintaining her forbearance and dignity all through the pages. I could see the author’s writing, sparkling like the sun’s rays on the surface of the gentle stream.

Every word spoke its emotion deep in my heart. There was something in this book which tolled its bells of resonance in me. The story showed me the different generations, relationships, and family, all tied lovingly with the bond of love.

Yes, it was simply that heart-touching. I could just sigh and hold my kindle to my heart as I read the last line.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Welcome to Ballycove, the home of Corrigan Mills…

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Irish countryside the famed mills have created the finest wool in all of Ireland. Run by the seemingly perfect Corrigan family, but every family has its secrets, and how the mills came to be the Corrigan’s is one of them…

Miranda and her husband were never meant to own the mills, until one fateful day catapults them into a life they never thought they’d lead.

Ada has forever lived her life in her sister’s shadow. Wanting only to please her mother and take her place as the new leader of the mill, Ada might just have to take a look at what her heart really wants.

Callie has a flourishing international career as a top designer and a man who loves her dearly, she appears to have it all. When a secret is revealed and she’s unceremoniously turfed out of the design world, Callie might just get what’s she’s been yearning for. The chance to go home.

Simon has always wanted more. More money, more fame, more notoriety. The problem child. Simon has made more enemies than friends over the years, and when one of his latest schemes falls foul he’ll have to return to the people who always believe in him.

Ballycove isn’t just a town in the Irish countryside. It isn’t just the base of the famous mills. It’s a place to call home.

Publication Date: January 2020

9 Responses

  1. Happy 2020 to you too, Shalini. 2019 ended with me devouring the Clifton Chronicles by J Archer. I’m into the 5th volume now, which I’ve let slide because I can’t take the tension. Hehe, wonder what you’ll think of me now!!

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