on 11 February 2000
A long novel to say the least, this story of wonderfully weaved insanity, sexual jealousy and criminal activity, cannot fail to tug at those heart strings. A must read book over a long, long, long winter will soon have you selling up and moving straight to Lismoyle faster than you can say Charlotte Mullen!
When pretty, charming orphan Francie Fitzpatrick is sent to live with her plain middle aged cousin Charlotte Mullen, she awakens a hornet's nest of feelings. From the quiet and studious aristocrat Christopher Dysart to the considerably lower class Mr Hawkins, a man with a past.
And most vitally there is Roddy Lambert - a man who has married for money, but for whom Charlotte has strong feelings nonetheless. How will she handle his developing feelings for the lovely Francie?
A really compelling read which brings to life late 19th century life in Ireland. The authors have a great skill for bringing to life the characters through dialogue and accent, from the servants to their 'betters.'