Drawn into lifestyles vastly differing from their own, at first each resents the news of how well the other is getting on. Rita seems to have become quite a hostess, entertaining half the neighborhood, which at first irritates the reserved and withdrawn Marilyn, a woman who has always guarded her privacy. Marilyn seems to have become bosom friends with Ria's children, as well as with Colm, a handsome restaurateur, whom Ria has begun to miss terribly. At the end of the summer, the women at last meet face-to-face. Having learned a great deal, about themselves and about each other, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.
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The more I read, the more I fell in love with this book. It's hard to put into words other than to say it was a real "comfortable" read. It made me wish I was there.
Well narrated, but the book is a glorified soap opera. I suppose if you like the work of this author you will be very pleased. I was dissapointed and should have investigated a little more carefully.
I really got into all the characters in this book, but I feel that there was no sense of closure. I want to know what happened to everyone. I hope there will be a sequel to tie up the loose ends.
Love Love Love this book. You feel for each of the characters, it was often I would find myself crying or saying no, no, no he doesn't mean that. I so agree with Beth and Frances other reviewers. Enjoy the book
After nine surgeries on my brain and looking at a tenth, audio is the choice for me to feel whole again. I am myself in the world of books!
I was fully taken into the lives of the people at Tara Road and the joys, pains, and the laughter was "icing on the cake". Details are so full its hard not to picture the events as really happening and wanting to cheer and shout or cry as the events of the story unfolds. The family at Tara Road was like so many families in our time but so inviting that they become your best friends and you want the world to be better for them and feel you are better to know them.
Everyone in my house is upset with me for spending the weekend with an earplug in my ear. I could not put this down once it began. Very entertaining. An easy listen. Not too complicated, so could do two things at the same time. Felt like spending the weekend with a good friend. Enjoy!
This book is great! I really enjoyed it and never wanted to stop listening. The characters are well developed and the narrator does a wonderful job bringing them to life. I was a teeny bit disappointed in the end, but only because I wanted to know what happens next! I really didn't want it to end. Definitely worth spending 18 1/2 hours listening to.
I really enjoyed this book. The author gave so much life to the characters that I will actually miss them now that I have finished the book.
At first, I wasn't sure that I'd enjoy this book, but now I'm so sorry it's over. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters so much that I'm wondering how they are. I highly recommend it if you would like to see a real comparison of life in Dublin and in a small town in Connecticut.
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