This book won the Pullitzer prize and is excellent. It is hard to understand the kind of poverty that drove so many immigrants to this country. This book recalls the Northern Ireland childhood of the author and is the story of his family and their survival. An amazing story that is, in a way, the story of many of our grandparents who came here to find a better life not only for themselves but their decendants- us. If you are not grateful, you will be after reading this 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!
Typical Quick. A heroine whose intellect has made her unaware of her feminine side until it is awakened by, in this case,Viscount Chillhurst masquerading as the tutor hired by her uncle to teach the nephews she has taken under her wings. Add a lost treasure and a few villains... a good light read...
From the author of The Devil Wears Prada, a new story of life among the rich and famous. Once again the glamour is not all it appears to be from the outside. Funny and a little sad sometimes. It is fun to learn that some of that some "rich and famous" images are self-induced and well-paid for.
A tale of adventure, humr, and tender sensuality that sweeps from the pagentry of an English jousting tournament (where a huge bearded menacing Welshman wins the prize- the bride herself) to the brooding mystery of an isolated castle in Wales ( a place haunted by gosts and legends) . Of course, all's well that ends well.