The Lace Makers of Glenmara, by Heather Barbieri, Harper/Collins Publisher released June 23, 2009
Well, once again I have to thank Harper/Collins for giving Clueless Mama this book to review. I have to thank Clueless Mama for letting me be the one to do the review. I have been enlightened to the fact that I am truly in a rut when it comes to my reading. I do not venture out of my comfort zone too often to try new authors, maybe I am the same way in life. I guess I should try to break out of the box more!
This was a delightful book, and I think it goes so well with the theme here at Guessing All the Way, this month. "Keep the spark alive"! This book is all about love. Love for husbands and wives, love for mothers and their daughters, love of friends, love of a tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation.....lace making. My mother was a seamstress and she taught me how to sew at an early age, so this book brought back several memories for me.
Kate Robinson, has just lost her mother as a twenty six year old woman. She experienced the dissolution of a five year relationship, as her significant other leaves with another woman. Kate is of Irish descent and her mother admonished her to find her roots before she passed. She tells Kate, "You can always start again, all it takes is a new thread". Overwhelmed with her breakup and the loss of her mother, Kate flees to her ancestral homeland of Ireland, never expecting the outcome.
You will meet Bernie, Colleen, Aileen, Oona and Moira. Each comes with a story of their own, but a common thread that ties them together. Once again, this book leaves me feeling as if I have left good friends behind. This is a wonderful book, please find it at your bookstore or library and enjoy! Trust me, you will kiss your Mom if you are fortunate enough to still have her. You will give your daughters an extra hug whenever possible, and snuggle your significant other every night you get the chance.
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