Tara Road is one of my very favourite books and I read it every year. So when I saw this for sale I immediately bought it. Ok, so film usually does not live up to the book, but I thought this just might. However I did not like the heroine, did come come up to my expectations of what I had imagined from the book, and somehow it just never seemed to work. Sad really as the book is fabulous. In future I will be very careful about my choice of film, when it is based on a favourite book. Disappointed.