An Irishwoman's Tale by Patti Lacy

Genre: Women’s Fiction
ISBN: 0825429870
from the author (my beloved cousin)
Reading Began:
August 20, 2008
October 13, 2008
Overall Rating:
Seven out of ten

  An Irishwoman’s Tale is the story of Mary, torn from her mother at 5 years old and sent away from her Irish homeland to live with a couple in America. Through the years, Mary yearns to understand the events that define her life, and she longs to find the love of family that always seems to elude her. From a scared young girl to an angry and bitter young adult, Mary is a spitfire of a character. Even in her later adult years, she feels conflicted about herself and her past, seeking only to make peace with the unpleasant memories that haunt her and a God who seems to have forsaken her. The story speaks of yearning, of resentment, of turmoil and, ultimately, of the power of forgiveness. It is an engaging tale that is relatable on many levels, and it will remind you of the power of God to turn ashes into beauty.

This debut novel by Patti Lacy is based on a real-life story and is the first in a proposed series about strong women coming to terms with events of their pasts. In fact, An Irishwoman’s Tale will introduce you to the main character of the forthcoming second novel, What the Bayou Saw. It is a fitting beginning for this new voice in women’s fiction, and you will be ready for more the moment you complete this first story.


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