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Anyone Read The Disenchanted Widow?

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I've just started reading The Disenchanted Widow by Christina McKenna (think she's most famous for The Misremembered Man, but I haven't read it).

 

I'm beginning Chapter 3 now and it seems pretty good so far.

 

From Amazon:

 

It’s 1981 and Belfast is burning. So, too, is freshly widowed Bessie Halstone: she burns with a desire to break with her troubled past. With her feckless husband gone, she leaves home hurriedly with her naughty nine-year-old son, Herkie, and not much else. The Dentist, an IRA enforcer, is on her tail. He’s convinced that Bessie, with her “yella hair all puffed up like Merlin Monroe’s,” has absconded with the takings from a bank heist.

But car trouble strands mother and son in Tailorstown, a sleepy Ulster village. Bessie finds temporary work as housekeeper for the handsome and mysterious parish priest.

In the meantime, Lorcan Strong, an artist and a native of the village, is summoned home. He’s been shanghaied into forging paintings for the IRA. It’s work he cannot refuse; his mother and their business are under threat.

Yet things are not what they seem in quirky Tailorstown. There is a “sleeper” in the village. But who? Bizarrely, it is young Herkie, due to his childish curiosity, who unravels the mystery and saves the day.

 

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No, I haven't read it, but I did buy The Misremembered Man when it was Kindle Daily Deal a few months ago. Haven't read it either, though. :blush2:

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The Disenchanted Widow is the second in the 'Taylorstown' series - The Misremembered Man being #1.  I don't know if they need to be read in order though as I haven't read either.  :)

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I read The Misremembered Man and enjoyed it .. hopefully will read The Disenchanted Widow before too long :)

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