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5.0 out of 5 stars
Enthralling, 15 Nov. 2008
Can't but agree with the other reviewers. It's rare to come across a book
with a great story and great writing. Jamie McCloone is a lonely farmer
living in Northern Ireland. When the novel opens he is suffering from
depression and is suicidal, but his friendly neighbour, Rose, comes to the
rescue. She encourages him to answer a Lonely Hearts ad. Jamie does just
that and his life is changed for the better and forever.
It is a very funny and moving story which made me laugh and cry at the same time. I understand that it is going to be made into a movie. I only hope that the film makers can do justice to such a wonderful book.