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Here’s my review of the book Tied Up With a Bow by Sheila Connolly.
From the blurb posted on NetGalley :
Pub owner Maura Donovan is still learning the local customs of the Irish village she now calls home, and with the holidays approaching she’s unsure how much, or how little, to decorate. She’s also puzzled by the small construction project going on across the street, which is shrouded in secrecy and has the whole of West Cork guessing what it might be. But most troubling of all is the secretive young boy who shows up at the pub’s door, hinting that he and his mother had to leave Dublin—in a hurry.
Sensing danger, Maura becomes more alarmed when an unknown man shows up and begins lurking around the pub. With so many questions on her mind and so few answers, Maura knows she’ll have to turn to her new village friends to help her sort out all the mysterious goings-on—and maybe deliver an unexpected gift to someone in need.
My Review :
I wasn’t completely impressed with this book. The ending was nice, but to be honest – I was confused a lot of the time. A lot of this was due to the way the story felt – how the characters talked and did things, I really felt like the story was taking place in a different era. The mention of Facebook really threw me for a loop. Also, the way Maura was portrayed – I mean, did she have enough brain cells to run the pub? She was projected to be a complete idiot (at least that is how I took her). It was quite unfortunate because she could have been a really likable character. Overall, the plot and character development was pretty weak for me. I was disappointed because I really wanted to like this book, and didn’t.
Thank you for reading this far.
*Disclaimer – I received a free copy of this eBook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.