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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An Irishwoman's Tale is a great story about a woman who had deep feelings of abandonment and how it affects her life. She was shipped off to America at the age of five with out any knowledge of why. Shoved on to people who tried to love her(the father more so), but never really feeling accepted. These feelings affect how she dills with her life and her American family, but now she is all grown up and has a family of her own an it still won't leave her alone.
Those words 'little eejit' haunt her and when she sees her youngest girl starting to spiral out of control like she did, she forces herself to travel back to Ireland with the help of her friend Sally and find out the truth of her Irish past.
I will admit that even though this was a good book with deep meaning I found it really hard for me to read. The genre is women's fiction and I am more of a romantic suspense gal, so it was different and harder for me to keep going with it, but I finished it and even though it wasn't something that I would normally read I do know that it was a great story.
I have a extra copy that I would love to give away to someone, so if you would like to read this book please leave a comment and email address and in a few weeks I will draw a name.