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The Irish Boarding House: Completely heart-warming Irish historical fiction

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This is one of the best books I have read in several years. Loved all the characters. You could relate to the story and the situations. A definite feel good book.

The Irish Boarding House by Sandy Taylor, Aoife McMahon The Irish Boarding House by Sandy Taylor, Aoife McMahon

The Boarding House’ is an emotionally powerful story precisely because, as in other stories from Dubliners (‘ A Painful Case’, about a non-affair, springs to mind), the emotions of the characters are complex and constantly in flux. Beautiful, harrowing, heart-warming, and heartbreaking all at the same time… 5/5 stars.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Many thanks to Bookouture, and NetGalley, for the opportunity to read and review an early copy of The Irish Boarding House. First things first - a year and a half ago I read another by this author, The Irish Nanny. And I LOVED IT. It was in my Top Ten of the year, y'all. See below:

The Irish Boarding House” by Sandy Taylor – Book Review “The Irish Boarding House” by Sandy Taylor – Book Review

Heartwarming, but also extremely heartbreaking … I don’t think it really matters who you are, almost anyone would find something they enjoy about THE GIRLS FROM SEESAW LANE.” The Reading Head Mary Kate Ryan had lived with her grandparents on Tanner's Row in Dublin since her mother had abandoned them all when she was a baby, and when first her grandmother, then grandfather died and she no longer had a home, she felt lost and alone. The boarding houses she went to were dingy and dirty, nothing felt right anymore. The day she received a letter from a solicitor, her life changed - the money that was now hers saw Mary Kate buy a beautiful old home that had been left to ruin. Mary Kate had it renovated and turned into the Dublin Boarding House for Single Ladies. The Irish Boarding House is another exceptional read by Sandy Taylor which I enjoyed very much. I've read 6 books by this author so far, all 5 stars - this one will be no exception. Mary Kate is a kind, gentle and caring character, and those who surround her feel happy in her presence. The Irish Boarding House is a lovely read, and one I recommend highly.Merrion Square. The house stands empty, the old stone steps overgrown with thorny rose bushes. But Mary Kate feels a deep connection to the neglected, silent rooms. Could this be the place to help her heal?

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The boarding house brings Mary Kate love and friendships she never dreamed of, but just as her heart is about to burst with joy, a new guest arrives. The stern older woman won't speak about her past, but when Mary Kate uncovers her story, it reveals a devastating secret about her mother. With her life in turmoil once more, can Mary Kate draw on the strength of the women in the house to help her face her past, or will the tragedy she uncovers spell disaster for them all...? she has always wanted to know why she was left and felt neglected and abandoned . Mary decides to use the money to buy an old house in Dublin and open boarding house for shelter to other ladies . Our main female character, Mary Kate Ryan, has to wrestle with all of this and more when she is confronted by the secrets, mysteries, and questions involving her own past, the mother which she did not get to grow up with, and her own hopes and goals with purchasing the home and trying to help others that also need a helping hand.A beautifully written story of love and second chances. Its my first book by this author and I absolutely loved it, so definitely looking forward to reading more from her. Wow … deserves more than 5 stars . It is a heart-warming as well as a heartbreaking story all at the same time. I absolutely loved this book. Warning: keep the tissues handy! ’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars Disclaimer: all items are bought personally unless otherwise stated. Posts that have been commissioned will be labelled as sponsored or collaborative based on the brand’s preference.

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