Thursday, March 17, 2022

THE LADY OF GALWAY MANOR by Jennifer Diebel, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"She never dreamed Galway would be so endearing and exciting. A city teeming with music, architecture, and art - the very last thing she'd expected."

Expecting to live in a very rough, indigent environment when her family moved to Ireland, Lady Annabeth De Lacy found herself enchanted instead. Yes, it was different from her native England, and a lot less refined, but curiously pleasant nonetheless. After her father was granted the lordship of Galway Parish, her family's move to Galway Manor had raised questions about what Annabeth could do with her time away from polite society. Allowed to indulge her artistic tendencies by apprenticing with the local jewelers whose ancestors had originally crafted the famed Claddagh rings, Anna found herself feeling at home with the aging Seamus Jennings and his handsome son Stephen. If only . . . but for the sake of her family's future, Anna had been promised to another.

To what extent would Anna and Stephen have to adjust their dreams?

"In the few short months she'd been in his life, Annabeth De Lacy had been one of the clearest examples of God's love Stephen had ever encountered, aside from his father. All these years, he believed those professing to be in love were blind. It turned out, it was he who was visionless."

Enjoy this lovely look at what sacrificial love really means.
*I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing through Interviews and Reviews. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.  3.5 stars


BackCover Blurb:
 In 1920, Annabeth De Lacy's father is appointed landlord of Galway Parish in Ireland. Bored without all the trappings of the British Court, Annabeth convinces her father to arrange an apprenticeship for her with the Jennings family--descendants of the creator of the famed Claddagh Ring.

Stephen Jennings longs to do anything other than run his family's jewelry shop. Having had his heart broken, he no longer believes in love and is weary of peddling the "lies" the Claddagh Ring promises.

Meanwhile, as the war for Irish independence gains strength, many locals resent the De Lacys and decide to take things into their own hands to display their displeasure. As events take a dangerous turn for Annabeth and her family, she and Stephen begin to see that perhaps the "other side" isn't quite as barbaric and uncultured as they'd been led to believe--and that the bonds of friendship, love, and loyalty are only made stronger when put through the refiner's fire.

Travel to the Emerald Isle for another poignant and romantic story from the enchanted pen of Jennifer Deibel.
Revell Publishing, February, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, and hardcover 
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