Like so many young girls growing up in the poverty-stricken West of Ireland in the 1930’s Roisin Keavney loves her family but dreams of a wealthy husband and a better life.
In defiance of her father’s wishes she escapes the household tensions by fleeing to the sea shore where she encounters the older, mysterious Tom McCafferty. Could he be the one?
Over the next few years her daydreams and fantasies collide with the harsh realities of life during her turbulent coming of age.
Roisin’s Song is told in an absorbing blend of Maeve Binchy’s gentle storytelling style coupled with Frank McCourt’s poignant realism.
'O’Farrell is a sure writer, sketching the details of the time and place vividly … delivered in spare, heart-rending prose … An affecting, disturbing but ultimately redemptive novel.' “Kirkus Reviews.”
... interesting ... moving and ... believable. Your writing is excellent and the characters are very real. I think it is an important book, and one I can recommend unreservedly.
- LOVEDDDDDDDD IT! ... a real page turner ... I'll be reading it a second time ... to catch little details I missed. Irene P
Love your story ... so very readable. Ken Mc.
The ending is SO RIGHT. B.
- This Irish story-teller … vividly describes the characters, the setting … The reader is carried along by her obvious knowledge of her subject matter. Joyce Milne D'Auria, Author.
Oh my goodness, what a story ... wonderful ... Judy Kavanaugh
Just finished your novel. Good job! Descriptions, details and mood ... excellent! Tom R
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