The Disenchanted Widow (Tailorstown, #2) by Christina McKenna

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Read The Disenchanted Widow (Tailorstown, #2) Online Free - It's the summer of 1981. Newly widowed Bessie Halstone is fleeing Belfast with her young son, Herkie. She's wrongly suspected of pocketing ?10,000, the loot from a heist carried out by Packie, her late (and unmourned) husband. Bessie has plans. She longs to make a fresh start. But first she must reach the safety of her sister's home, in County Sligo, to borrow money for the trip. She doesn't make it. Car trouble forces her to sojourn in Tailorstown, a sleepy rural community. Her plans are put on hold as she decides to lay low for a while. She?ll need cash. She finds work as a housekeeper for the handsome but mysterious parish priest. In the meantime, Lorcan Strong, an artist and a native of Tailorstown, is summoned home. With reluctance, he returns to the place where he feels almost a stranger, a town he has long outgrown. A chance meeting with young Herkie Halstone leads Lorcan into the world of the disenchanted Bessie ? and into a grave danger that has pursued them both from Belfast. The Disenchanted Widow is an unforgettable peek into small-town life in Ireland's recent past. It's a glorious successor to McKenna's first ?Tailorstown? novel, The Misremembered Man.

Title : The Disenchanted Widow (Tailorstown, #2)
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ISBN : 1611099536
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Siv30 rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 19, 2016

השנה 1981, בסי היילסטון נמלטת בחופזה מבלפסט עם בנה הרקי (הרקולס, על שם הקעקוע רב הפאר שעיטר את בטן אביו ). הם עניים מרודים ונרדפים ע"י אדם המכונה דנטיסט, בשל גניבת כסף שביצע בעלה המת פאקי. בסי ובנה הרקי נסמכים על טוב ליבם של זרים וכאשר הם נקלעים לעיירה מנומנמת, משהו טאון, בסי מקבלת על עצמה עבודה ב...

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

April 16, 2017

A bit laboured in parts but altogether a nice tale

Elaine rated it ★★★★☆

October 30, 2014

I am torn between a 3 and a 4 for this one, but going to go with my initial instincts and give it a 4. In most ways I really enjoyed this return to Tailorstown, which we first visited in The Misremembered Man, although this read is less “gentle” than the first one. Tailorstown is a very sleepy ba...

Alisa rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2016

I liked the story. It's an easy read, has some delightful humorous moments which made me laugh, the characters are a lively, mixed bunch, some nice, some not so nice. This is book 2 in the Tailorstown Trilogy, but it can definitely be read as a stand-alone since the main characters from book 1( T...

Candida rated it ★★★★☆

June 03, 2016

The story of Tailorstown resumes seven years later in THE DISENCHANTED WIDOW. Bombshell Bessie Lawless of Belfast is on the run with her nine-year-old son, Herkie. Prior to being killed in an automobile collision, her abusive thug of a husband, Packie, steals £10,000 from The Dentist, an IRA enfo...

Sandie rated it ★★★☆☆

October 17, 2013

On the run from the IRA and an "enforcer" called The Butcher, widow Bessie Lawless and her young son Herkie leave Belfast only to find themselves temporarily stranded in the town of Tailorstown awaiting repairs to her car. The town itself boasts an excessive number of odd ducks ranging from nosy...

Nae rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2013

I received this as a First Impressions book from BookBrowse. The first couple of pages took some getting used to, it is written in a rather frenetic fashion that sort of left me breathless at times, and I did not think I was going to like it. But for this book, once I got a little further into it...

Bud rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2014

I giggled. I giggled out loud, I even laughed out loud. To suggest there are a few ludicrous situations, a kid who can't keep his nose out of trouble, and the fracturing of the 'English' language - accents or not - doesn't give the plot away, but you are warned. You will end up liking these people,...

Carrie rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 05, 2013

If I had to read the name "Herkie" one more time, I was going to have to smash something! This is not a sequel to "The Misremembered Man", as the book cover claims. It is an entirely new story, with a tiny blurb about James 3/4 the way through. That was the first disappointment. The second disapp...

Bethany rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 04, 2013

I have read several books set during the Troubles, mostly because of my Irish Literature and Film class in college. During this course, we explored many different styles authors use to talk about this time period.Some novels, such as Lamb were dark and gritty dramas. Others, including Cal were cr...

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