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Publisher's Summary

An enchanting and nostalgic tale of Ireland in the 1950s by Ireland’s favourite writer, Alice Taylor. 

The Phelans have owned Mossgrove for generations. The small, rural Irish farm has been the pride of them all until Ned's wife, Martha, arrives and begins to undermine generations of hard work and happiness. She resents the deep history of the place and sets about making it her own, shutting out what is left of Ned's family. She is particularly jealous of Ned's sister, Kate, a local nurse and doting aunt to Martha's children. 

When Ned dies suddenly, Martha puts Mossgrove up for sale in hopes that it will be bought by the neighbouring Conways, who have long coveted the Phelan farm. What she does not realise are the lengths to which Kate and the hired hand Jack will go to keep the land in the family.... 

©1997 Alice Taylor (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing

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  • 2020-08-26

Brings you right there

The writing brings you right into the story and leaves you feeling a part of it through the whole book.

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  • 2022-07-09

Good read about Ireland

Good story about life on a farm in Ireland family ties and different personalities. Recommend to all as an enjoyable read

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  • Bill Alexander
  • 2021-12-31

Syrupy

Don’t waste time or money on this treacle. Plot simplified to minimal conflict, one dimensional characters and do reason. To keep reading except the performers voice. A great book to go to sleep by.

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  • Alison Colton-Rhoads
  • 2021-04-09

Really enjoyed it!

Good book. I couldn’t stop listening. On to the next in the series. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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  • Carolyn H.
  • 2021-01-08

sweet and predictable.

Excellent for a driving trip when children are on board, but it lacks the subtlety needed to keep adult interest until the end. I prefer stories where some things are left unsettled. This one tied up *every loose end* in a way that made the last few chapters a chore.