ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University in 1977 with a B.S. in education. She taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, until she retired in 2006 to pursue writing full time. She has two grown children with her husband, Alan, and lives in Illinois.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Far away from her Irish home, Mary Freeman begins to adapt to life in Midwest America, but family turmoil and her own haunting memories threaten to ruin her future.
A shattered cup. Cheap tea. Bitter voices asking what's to be done with the "little eejit." Mary, an impetuous Irishwoman, won't face the haunting memories--until her daughter's crisis propels her back to County Clare. There, in a rocky cliffside home, Mary learns from former neighbors why God tore her from Ireland forty-five years earlier. As she begins to glimpse His sovereign plan, Mary is finally able to bury a dysfunctional past and begin to heal. Irish folk songs and sayings add color to the narrative.
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FROMMIPOV: This author spends a lot of time going back and forth from the past into the present with this story. The main character Mary, has a hard time dealing with a horrible dysfunctional family life that she grew up with. She's now taking care of her ill mother, raising teen daughters, and continues to re-live daily a past incident that happened. The author's continuous over and over of this one particular time in this character's life is too redundant, and I just really didn't care for the book. Out of 5 stars I give it 2.