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- Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group-White Rose Publishing (February 20, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 20, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IK7MJWM
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Londonderry Dreaming shows how bitterness and resentment spill down to the next generation. The wheels they set in motion can cause much suffering and broken relationships. I loved this story of forgiveness and redemption. Five stars!
I instantly connected with Keith who flew to from American to attend his grandmother’s funeral and clean things up around her house with his siblings. Ruth Williams (his grandmother) left him specific instructions as to who was to get what after she passed. He wasn’t there very long when there’s a knock at the door. To his surprise it’s Naomi, an old girlfriend of his. It’s been years since they’ve spoken. Naomi said she got a letter from Ruth asking her to visit. She had no idea she had passed and felt awkward being there, “I hate to intrude as such a time.”
“Don’t think of that….It’s good to see you…and know that you’ve done well. I frequently see your name mentioned in prestigious magazines.” A smile came though Keith’s voice, “Even saw you interviewed on T.V. once. I’m glad for you. You made the right decision to not marry me.”
“Naomi remembered how she broke his heart and how she lost at love. Why had Ruth Wilson brought her here now?” Keith handed Naomi the note that Ruth wrote for Naomi. It told of a painting she wanted her to have that was stored in the attic.
Keith and Naomi aren’t prepared to see who was in this painting. It was Ruth, Keith’s grandmother. Boy was she a beauty. He’d never seen this picture before. Why was it hiding in the attic? Next to the painting was a box of letters. Keith started to read them and told Naomi the content. She was half listening because she knew what her Grandfather’s art work looked like. After her inspection she determined that he painted the picture. How did that happen? He hated Ruth and the whole Wilson clan. Keith and Naomi learned though the letters that Ruth drove an ambulance during the war and Keith’s Granda served with General Montgomery in Europe. “Your grandfather served in the war too, didn’t he Naomi? So how did they all know each other? And why hide this painting all these years?” They both wanted answers.
Sandra, Keith’s sister says, “Ruth wasn’t always our grandmother. She as a woman, for goodness sake. Did ye thank you were hatched?”
Keith replies, “It just makes me wonder what else I don’t’ know about Gran or Granda, for that matter.”
“ and I wonder, “Noami said, “why my grandfather had such a long-standing dislike of the entire Wilson family.. She thinks to herself, “Was I a fool to let Keith Go? Maybe this was an opportunity for the two of them to put things right for the sake of their grandparents, whatever the offense had been…”I’m sure we’ll find the answers soon and bring peace to the situation.”
Keith couldn’t help but think there might be more too and felt comfortable encouraging her, “Art is a calling, as well as a business. It wasn’t your grandfather who gave you that calling.”
Naomi replied, “God’s proven what He wants to do though my life…at least as far as my art is concerned.”
Old feelings start to surface. Could they give each other another chance? Maybe solving the mystery in the attic would give both of their families peace and a little more.
I enjoyed Christine’s characters Keith and Naomi and was hooked in by this mystery! Enjoyed reading how they put all the pieces together. I highly recommend this delightful story and this authors other books! You won’t be disappointed.
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Five years ago Keith Wilson and Naomi Doyle were a young couple in love, but to Keith’s shock and subsequent heartbreak, Naomi’s grandfather had suddenly stepped in to whisk her back to the States to assist her in setting up a career as an artist. Naomi felt she had no choice at the time than to break up with Keith. And now five years later she has been called back to Ireland in a letter by Keith’s grandmother, only to discover that she has passed away. Keith and Naomi work together to try and solve the mystery surrounding the curious painting in his Grandmother’s attic and as they do, they are at a loss as what to do with their feelings for each other that have resurfaced – as neither believes their love is reciprocated.
‘Londonderry Dreaming’ is an enjoyable and sweet tale of friendship and forgiveness, of the rekindling of love, and of the importance of communication. It is a journey that takes the reader to both Ireland and the States to rediscover faith in God and in the power of love. And it’s also the story of a wise old grandmother that will not be kept silent, even from the grave! I highly recommend this engaging Irish love story that’s as enchanting with the romance as it is with the mesmerizing visit to the Emerald Isle.
This was a beautiful story about how that verbal communication can keep bitterness from taking root. How learning to communicate your thoughts and feelings can keep you from being controlled by others.
I loved how both Naomi grew in confidence and self-assurance in both her spiritual walk and her human relationships as she learned to verbalize her feelings to her Lord and those around her. I think that was the best part of the gift that Ruth gave to her.
I enjoyed the clean romance and the clean language in this novel. The beauty of the Irish setting added to the romance. I could hear the brogue in the speech of the Irish characters in the book. Ms. Lindsay created believable, loveable characters. I would’ve like to have known Ruth myself.
If you enjoy reading clean romance, you will definitely want to read Londonderry Dreaming. I gave it 5 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the author Christine Lindsay for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
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