Year 4, Book 19

19. My Dream of You by Nuala O’Faolain
I really only picked this book up because I was running out of the books I brought on vacation with me and someone left it in our villa. It seemed like it was my best option among the Da Vinci Code and James Patterson type books that abounded. After finishing Prep I was not in the mood for another book about a woman with no self-esteem and that you really just couldn’t get behind because her actions were so self-destructive for no apparent reason. Unfortunately that is what I got. This book is about Kathleen de Burca an Irish woman who fled to London at the age of 20 and is now just returning 30 years later to research a love affair between an English aristocratic woman and one of her servants at the end of the Irish potato famine. The story goes back and forth between Kathleen’s present life, her past life in both her childhood and later after she left Ireland, and the story between the lovers that she is researching. I didn’t really care for this book. I give it a 4 out of 10.

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