Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Irish Magic..... The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey

The Mermaids Singing

This is the story of three generations of Irish women brought together by family, love, and tragedy. Cliona is a woman who has faced the consequences of her actions head one.  She is strong but often unreadable.  Her daughter, Grace, seems to struggle to find her place and happiness in this world.  Finally, Grace's daughter, Grainne, is left to deal with ramifications of all the decisions made by her mother and Grandmother.

At 15, Grainne finds herself motherless, meeting a Grandmother that she has never known and a father that she has yearned for.  This is Irish story telling at it's very best.  I love how Lisa Carey weaves the stories of these three very different women together.  She makes it so that the reader can understand and relate to each character, no matter how different their character or circumstances.  This is a beautiful story of love and loss and ultimately, redemption.  I enjoyed it thoroughly.  4 stars. 

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