In honor of St. Patrick's Day Week, I'll be featuring several books with Irish-themes that I have found interesting! Hope you will too!
I was so impressed with this book! Sheila has delivered a charming story, set in the beautiful countryside of County Cork, Ireland, that is full of mystery, intrigue, and, best of all, fun!
I loved the characters in this book, especially spunky Maura Donovan, the American girl who has come to honor her late grandmother's wishes to visit the old homeland. Maura takes a while to adapt to the Irish way of living, but she is soon caught up in the big happenings around the tiny town of Leap, where odd occurrences seem to have followed her on her quest! But, with the help of her new friends, Maura soon makes a place for herself as she delves to solve the mysteries that have everyone befuddled!
I'm a big fan of Sheila Connolly's Orchard mysteries, and now I'm a big fan of her County Cork mysteries! I look forward to more of her wonderful storytelling in both of these series!
Sheila Connolly is an Agatha Award nominated author, and has taught art history, structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities, worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations. She also managed her own consulting company, providing genealogical research services. In addition to genealogy, Sheila loves restoring old houses, visiting cemeteries, and traveling. Now a full-time writer, she thinks writing mysteries is a lot more fun than any of her previous occupations. She is married and has one daughter and three cats.
Check out her website at www.sheilaconnolly.com
My thanks to Penguin Books/Berkley Prime Crime for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.