The Parting Glass Author:Emilie Richards USA Today bestselling author Emilie Richards continues the journey begun in her beloved Whiskey Island with this unforgettable tale of star-crossed lovers, murder and three sisters who discover a hidden legacy that will lead them home at last to Ireland. Megan, who is feeling hopelessly unprepared in her new marriage, has no idea ... more »how to fix the problems already facing her relationship. Casey, who is happily married to her high school sweetheart, is facing a new challenge: motherhood. And Peggy, who always dreamed of becoming a doctor, has put medical school on hold with the discovery that her young son is autistic. Each facing her own difficulties, the Donaghue sisters are brought to the remote Irish village of Shanmullin by Irene Tierney, a distant relative who hopes that they will be able to help her learn the truth about her father's death in Cleveland more than seventy-five years ago. As a stunning tale of secrets and self-sacrifice, greed and hidden passions unfolds, the life of each sister will be changed forever.« less
Emilie Richards returns to the story of the Donaghue sisters in her novel, "The Parting Glass," a sequel to her bestselling book, "Whiskey Island," which began the chronicles of the lives of the Donaghue clan, the family who has been a part of Cleveland's large Irish community since days of the first immigrant's arrival.
The Parting Glass is an intensely emotional book about this family and their extended Irish roots. Richards takes the reader back to the 1920's where we learn about Liam Tierney and Glen Donaghue. This book at times brought tears to my eyes and laughter into my heart. Don't miss this book, but do read Whiskey Island first!
The Parting Glass is the sequel to Whiskey Island, and it takes place primarily in Ireland. I didn't think it quite measured up to Whiskey Island; but,if you read that, then you have to read this one. Some good discussion of Autism. The Irish cousin is a delight. Of course, all of the charaters are lovable. The title comes from a line in an Irish Tavern song. One family mystery is solved.