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I was transported to another time and place, one I only heard about. In Roisin’s Song that time and place becomes real.
John O'Brien. Editor. Ohio Irish American News. March Edition 2015
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.
... Margaret Piton
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.
Oh my goodness, what a story ... wonderful ... Judy Kavanaugh
Just finished your novel. Good job! Descriptions, details and mood ... excellent! Tom R
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.
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.
"For Those Whose Story It Is...": Ann O'Farrell
Gives Voice to Irish History
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