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    Well Written Irish Historical Novel

    In 1846 why would anyone choose to leave a wealthy home in Ohio, USA to visit potato blight infested, oppressed, and suffering Ireland? For some reason Valentia McDowell is drawn there with the thought of finding family roots, a family brooch and whatever it is that compels her to begin the quest. This novel is well researched and filled with considerable historical insight, local color, and information about Ireland during this traumatic period in its history. The tone of the book is in keeping with the era it refers to and a lot of thought and effort was definitely put into the writing and editing of the story. I have to say that I never really warmed up to Valentia and felt that the rather abrupt ending of the book left me wondering a great deal about her and what, if anything, happened in her life to validate the many losses experienced during her quest. Perhaps this will be revealed in future books of the series. Thank you to the author for the copy of this book to read and review.
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    Legacy of Hunger

    I thought the book was ok , but was lacking a good ending.
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    great

    I enjoyed it .A historical look at Ireland during the Hunger wars and one girl's quest for a family heirloom. The trials and tribulations that she goes through help her learn about her proud heritage.
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    Great read, good book!

    What a wonderful journey. I have truly enjoyed this romp through Ireland and the past story of the plight of the people who endured that time. Enjoy faerie, Druid stones, and the fantasy of them, then read on this is well written, and Ms. Nichols should keep writing!
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    It's got errors

    Hmmm. I struggled through the first third of the book and then put it aside. I picked it up again after a couple of months and decided that the story was entertaining enough but there were errors and inconsistencies. First female lawyer in Ireland was 1923; the book talks about a woman about to become a lawyer. Questionable: The book is set in 1846 in the depths of the potato famine; historical famine defined as 1845 to 1849 which means 1846 is early. Men are encouraging her to be politically active; it was 1846 - women didn't get the vote until 1918 (age 30)/1922 (age 21); she was "just" a woman. Maid Maggie and others rode and clashed with police... later Maggie said that she had never ridden before.
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