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Robinswood Estate, County Waterford, 1950. Three sisters, the three men who love them, and a house that could consume them all.

Assuming their roles as the new Lord and Lady Kenefick and returning to Robinswood with the plan to drag it back from the brink of dereliction is taking its toll on Kate and Sam. With a young family to raise, a very limited budget, and only Kate’s parents to help, the task seems insurmountable.

Kate’s eldest sister Eve and her husband Bartley have found happiness in each other after some dark years, but when a face from the past appears, it seems that everything they have worked so hard to create is threatened.

Aisling, the middle sister, is being evasive, and the family suspect that something is very wrong. On the face of it, she has it all - a lovely husband, a comfortable house, and a supportive family. But she is in deep trouble, and nobody can even guess at the real reason why. 

Meanwhile, Lady Lillian, Sam’s sister, is useless and arrogant, refusing to accept that things have changed and that her title is not going to get her what she wants, least of all from her husband Beau.

In the midst of it all, Dermot and Isabella Murphy try their best to maintain a life and a home for their family, but the trials and tribulations of life at Robinswood might just tear them all apart.

©2019 Jean Grainger (P)2020 Jean Grainger

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I have loved these books so much and hated for them to end. Thank you for an awesome journey!

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Good story

Enjoyed the second book so thought I would try the 3rd. This does not follow book word for word but doesn’t lose the meaning.

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So sad the see the trilogy end

I dont remember loving a trilogy like this one. I have absolutely no criticism of her book except I would really like to know about eve and Hannah’s babies. It was fiction but in my minds eye very real. I am already reading Her double books about Jewish German children sent to Ireland in ww2. Mrs Grainger is a great author

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did not rise to the occasion

not sure why this 3rd book was written. the story did not do the families justice. it was nothing but doom and gloom and after all they had been through they deserved so much more. the narrator was different and terrible with her accents and presentation making it difficult to get through. this could have been a glorious ending to a heartwarming story but fell very short of its potential.