Anyone with two (or more!) sisters will appreciate the author's exploration of the relationships between three Irish Catholic sisters. You will empathize with the situations and understand Una's heartbreak and undying love of her sisters. If you don't have sisters, you may not understand this book. I loved it as the theme and characters resonated with me. It's not a great book, but a goodone and one I'm very glad I read.
I enjoyed the relationships among the three sisters and some of the insights coming from those relationships. Una has her issues, but knows herself and what she should do to help herself. The coastal inn offered such a nice setting for parts of the story. An interesting and enjoyable book.
"The Cavan sisters are an inseparable trio." Of course, that can't last forever and it is the men who enter their lives- as well as the man who has left it- that complicate their relationship and change it. An enjoyable read though Rice has been sloppy with her background research. I found her Dutch character's use of German and his supposed Prussian-ness odd. As if Rice doesn't know the difference between Dutch and German. And no one ever got married in The Hague on New Years Day!
Overall there were some flaws, but I still found myself enjoying this book and it's characters. Like all of her later books, the story of family and of relationships is prominent and it engages the reader. I think if you go in reading this knowing some of these things (especially that this is her first book), you won't be disappointed. However, I would recommend reading her newer books first (Dream Country, Firefly Beach and Follow the Stars Home) and her older books second- but I do think the older books (Blue Moon, Stone Heart) are worth the reading time.
What a delight to read this author's first published full length book. Having enjoyed her works for the last few years if was fun to see how she has grown as an author. On it's own the book was enjoyable to read and the characters and their antics thought provoking as always.
Una Cavan doesn't believe in ghosts. But ghosts seem to believe in her. At least, her father's ghost does, walking into and out of her life as casually as if he were entering and exiting a room. Una has always believed the Cavan women had the power of witches...
This is an interesting story about three sisters who are very close. Una, the main character is a famous soap opera star whose struggling to find her happiness. Another one of Luanne Rice's great books!
The story of the three Caven sisters, Uma, Lily, and Margo, whose lives have taken different turns over the years. As always with Luanne Rice a totally heartwarming and engrossing study of human nature.
Una Cavan has always believed the women of her family had the power of witches.
splitting their time between the New England shore and the bustle of New York City, she and her sisters have shared a special unbreakable bond that no man has been able to challenge...but then Lily marries and begins to drift away and margo gets engaged. With another failed relationship behind her, a thriving acting career ahead, and now her father's ghost dropping in for casual visits, Una wonders if she's destined to be alone or if there isn't something more, something magical in store for her.
Una Cavan has always believed the women of her family had the power of witches. Splitting their time between the New England shore and the bustel of New York City, she and her sisters have shared a special unbreakable bond that no man has been able to challenge........but then Lily marries and begins to drift away and Margo gets engaged. With another failed relationship be hind her, a thriving acting career ahead, and now her father's ghost droppping in for caual visites, Una wonders if she's destined to be alone-or if there isn't something more, something magical in store for her.....