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The Heirloom by [Gaughan, Evie]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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About the Author

Evie Gaughan is the bestselling author of The Heirloom and The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris. Living on the West Coast of Ireland, which is not renowned for its sunny climate, Evie escapes from the inclement weather into a converted attic to write stories and dream about underfloor heating. Growing up in a walled medieval city, she developed her love of storytelling and all things historical. Her books tread the intriguing line between the everyday and the otherworldly - but always with an Irish woman's wit. Evie is currently working on her third novel.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1196 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Little Bird Press; 2 edition (14 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F7RQ0SC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,348 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Once I started this book I found it difficult to put down. I like the way it slips easily from modern Ireland to the time of the Spanish Armada. I would recommend this to those who enjoy historical and romance novels.
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Loved this book! I liked the dual time - moving from past to present. The author has a wonderful warm style and I think the flow of the book worked. The characters were great and it kept me hooked. Good read!
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By Sophie on 26 Aug. 2016
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Too many historical facts, plot is developing very slowly. Absolutely boring.
The sequence of the plot jumping from one place to another.
Can't follow the plot easy. Definitely would not recommend.
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I was certainly intrigued by the different plot threads which Evie Gaughan evolves in The Cross of Santiago, but the pace of the story is relatively slow and I found myself growing impatient for characters to meet and events to occur.
I have never read a story like The Cross of Santiago and Evie Gaughan's attention to detail is amazing, particularly when writing about the historical part of the story. She combines the different areas of the plot in a way I was unprepared for and found especially emotional.
I have always been a little obsessed with Tudor history so loved the fact I could get my fix in this book and know readers of historical romance will be hooked on Amanda and Xavier's story.
I received this as a review copy, but this has had no influence on my opinion.
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The Heirloom is an intelligent, well-written historical romance. I fell in love with the cover and what was inside didn’t disappoint! This is the story of Amanda Morrison, a young Irish girl in present day Galway City, Ireland. Our heroine is adopted and has unresolved issues in her life. She feels she lacks roots since she doesn’t know anything about her biological family and therefore has difficulties to find her path in life. She works in her brother’s bookstore, but doesn’t share his love of books and reading. When a long-lost aunt leaves her a mysterious golden cross in her will, her life is turned upside down. Amanda suffers from recurring dreams that are somehow connected to her bequest. As she begins to research the origins of the cross, she finds makes a startling discovery that connects her to a young, feisty woman who lived 400 years ago.

Told in the third person, the chapters alternate between the present (2010) and the past (1588). Switching time periods takes some getting used to, but as the book goes on, the stories become intertwined. The setting and descriptions of the historical sections were superb. I could really visualise the Armada’s battle on the high seas, where the author shows a wonderful eye for detail. It is clear a lot of research was done on the period, but at times this could set the story back. The plot is so original, full of Armada treasure, love, redemption and much, much more. The Heirloom was a charming read and left me wanting to visit the lovely bookstore and the old cottage overlooking the bay where it all began. Highly recommended!
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I liked the way the historical material was brought. It was also a surprise; for the first half of the book I had no idea this topic would appear; I find it very original to wait so long with introducing an important theme. I especially appreciated the difference in tone, atmosphere, etc. between the historical and the contemporary scenes, that was very skilled and made the story very credible. Naturally I loved that the story is set in Galway, where I live. I liked the contemporary parts because they gave me a glimpse into contemporary Irish lives (I am not Irish).
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I found this book listed under Time Travel, which technically, it is not. It is regressed memories from 400 years previously. Amanda/Annora and Xavier/Miguel find each other again. It makes a nice change to have a story told in this way. Although not in the same league, this format is similar to Green Darkness by Anya Seton.
The past sections are set during the Spanish Armada attempt to invade England and, making a change, this is seen partly from the Spanish point of view.
Good story but needs more editing/proof reading.
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I loved it! Right up my street - who can resist an Irish setting, a bookshop and a bit of 'spookiness' for added spice? The author does an excellent job of pulling all the disparate strands and characters together and has clearly thoroughly researched the historical aspects. Scenes from present day Ireland and the Spanish Armada are written with equal confidence and flair. I was a little disappointed to not learn more about the aunt and her meeting with Xavier's relative - maybe we'll hear about them in a spin off?
I'll definitely read more from this author.
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