Since March in New Zealand celebrates St. Patrick's Day - March 17th to be precise , I thought I should read and review an Irish Novel. Today's book was provided from Netgalleywww.netgalley.com
Review: Dance Lessons - Aine Greaney - March 30th 2011
Set mostly in the heart of Ireland , Dance Lessons tells the story of American Ellen who met her Irish husband Fintan in the 1986 when he just moved from Ireland to America. The novel then fast forwards to the year 2002. Her husband Fintan has been killed in an boating accident and Ellen is trying to move on as a widow, working at a local prep school as a teacher in Boston. One day , Ellen runs into an old friend of Fintan's Sheila who is now happily married and has a truckload of children , as they get talking Sheila mentions Fintan's mother Jo Dowd. However this is news to Ellen as she was under the impression that her husband was an orphan. On a spur of the moment , Ellen decides to go to Ireland and meet her mother in law , however Ellen's trip to Ireland is about to open a box full of worms as she discovers that she really knew nothing about her husbands past. Including the fact that he has a daughter called Cat who lives with her mother. In order for Ellen to overcome her grief for Fintan , she must face a journey of his past .Dance Lessons provides readers with Irish Humor , romance , family and the steps to transforming one's life.
Dance Lessons is great for fans of Maeve Binchy's novels.