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Blessed Are the Cheesemakers Paperback – October 1, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
The story was disjointed, but the ideas were there and were excellent. Additionally, the beginnings of the characters were interesting, but they seemed to never become fully developed. I agree with the reviewer who felt this book was crying for an editor. I think that's an excellent point !
All of this said, it's a sweet book. I would not recommend it highly, but it's a nice, if not thought-provoking read. I had just hoped for "more", with such promise in plot, characters and locations.
Corrie has not seen his granddaughter Abbey in almost a quarter of a century. Currently, she feels abandoned by her womanizing preacher of a spouse spouting the word to natives on a Pacific Island. She knows she needs a change of scenery from her locale and more from her ripping her skin for some alleged sin husband.
On an Atlantic island named Manhattan, alcoholic Kit Stephens has lost his way since his wife and child died. Recently he also loses his stockbroker position. He needs a change of scenery to start over. Fate enters the mix and soon Abbey and Kit meet at the Coolarney cheese factory.
This cheesy romance is amusing due mostly to the geezers, the cows, and the cats serving as interesting secondary characters. Abbey and Kit seems like nice people, but both sing the blues until they meet each other and see in the other a second chance. Throw in the magic of Eire leading to the audience singing along to the Sound of Music.
I probably would not have read this book otherwise, but since I did, I might as well review it.
It's a nice summer read - very palatable. The characters are quirky, and yet the plot is predictable. Some of the concepts are funny and cute, others are a bit tiresome.
I loved the idea of having pregnant teens milking cows while singing show tunes, so the cows would give the best possible milk. Meanwhile, the teens are harbored and taken care of during their pregnancy and after the birth.
Parts of the storyline were psychologically improbable, but I guess not all books can be all good.
It's about love and cheese - if you like either of these, read it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great book by Sarah-Kate Lynch. Quirky and fun. I love the way all the characters come together, a delightful take.Published 19 days ago by Monique
I just love this author. She's done some wonderful writing that may be too tame for some but for me, it's perfect. I also loved "The Wedding Bees".Published 9 months ago by Suea
Elderly cheese makers Joseph Corrigan and Joseph Feehan have made Coolarney cheese in County Cork, Ireland for many, many years and the locals are accustomed to their quirks, such... Read morePublished 10 months ago by P. Newhart
My all time favorite book. The characters are so sweet and wonderful. The dialogue in places makes me laugh out loud. I have always thought this would be a wonderful movie.Published 13 months ago by Ann M.
Started off a bit slowly, and was wondering why friends had recommended it. About 75 pages in it got very good. Enjoyed the characters, especially Corrie and Fee. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer