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A WOMAN'S HEART
Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
The residents of the small, quiet Irish town of Castlelough were used to their life of farming, close families and evening storytelling at the pub. They were ill-prepared for the intrusion of a Hollywood movie crew.
Nora Fitzpatrick is a caretaker; when her mother died, she came home to take care of her grandmother, father brother and two sisters. After her husband then passed, she added a young son to the list. Times are tough and taking in a member of the film crew could really help the family financially.
Quinn Gallagher writes horror stories, but the darkest demons lurk inside of himself. When his book became a movie, he traveled along as screenwriter and stayed with the very Irish and slightly strange Joyce/ Fitzpatrick family. Not a believer in love, Quinn fights the attraction he feels for Nora. But life and family loyalty have a way of throwing the two individuals together to examine their own deepest fears and desires.
JoAnn Ross masterfully paints a picture of a magical, mystical land. With delightful touches of Irish folk storytelling, Ms. Ross tells a tale delivering laughter, tears and so much joy. (July, 480 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed By: Debbie Richardson
Published: July 1998