Have you ever read a book that by the time you got to the end, you sighed so loudly anyone around you asked if you were okay, as you stared blankly at the back cover of the book? That’s how I felt after reading Jennifer Deibel’s book A Dance in Donegal. I stared at the book, wishing it hadn’t ended.
This story takes you to Ireland in the 1920’s. The way the author writes the accents and certain words in Gaelic made this book seem more authentic. I loved the little phrases in Gaelic. I once tried to learn the language years ago, it’s not an easy one to learn. And the descriptions of Ireland! Makes me want to visit there even more now.
A Dance In Donegal is a book you will want to put at the top of your TBR (to be read) pile. In fact, just go read it. It will have you turning the pages, soaking up every word like a sponge. And the way the characters grow and learn makes this story even more wonderful. In fact, it helped me think about my own faith. And you know you have a good book when it makes you think about your own life.
The intriguing part of the story is the mystery. I can’t give anything away because you will need to read the story but let’s just say you will need to dedicate time to read this because you won’t want to put it down.
If you’ve never been to Ireland, like me, you will love the way Deibel weaves her words, as if you are standing there watching the characters before your very eyes. The richness of the culture shines through as well as a beautiful story of faith and love. Please go read this book. I will have to read this one again. I just loved it so much.
*I was given this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own.