The First Time I Said Goodbye by Claire Allan

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In 1959, factory girl Stella Hegarty finds herself falling unexpectedly for the charms of a handsome US marine based in Derry.

Caught up in a whirlwind of romance which rivals the great love stories in the movies she so loves, Stella finds herself planning a new life in America with her beloved Ray.

But when tragedy steps in, both their lives are thrown into turmoil and they come to realise they may have said their first, and last goodbye.

In 2010, Annabel Jackson, reeling from the loss of her beloved father, agrees to accompany her mother Stella back to Ireland to meet her family for the first time.

As the pair arrive in Derry - they both start to realise that some times you have to say goodbye to what you thought you always wanted in order to find what you have needed all along.

Title : The First Time I Said Goodbye
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ISBN : 1842235591
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 303 pages


Kathy rated it ★★★☆☆

August 27, 2015

In all I enjoyed this book. The plot and pacing were good, the characters were well fleshed-out. It was predictable, but predictability can be comforting. My only complaint was that the main character and one of the secondary characters were supposed to be American-born and raised. The only probl...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2015

Set in Ireland and written by an Irish authoress; I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book and writer is another uncovered gem in the Kindle library.

Deb rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 26, 2017

The book starts out slow, picks up a bit in the middle and then drags it for all it's worth to the end. Less would have been better. No challenge you've got if figured out way to early.

Mary rated it ★★★★☆

July 25, 2017

A fine romance. An absorbing and believable story of love and family and their inherent complications. The setting in Derry is also an important and satisfying aspect of the novel. I found the deepening understanding between Annabelle and her mother especially satisfying.

Lynette rated it ★★★★☆

September 23, 2017

Good story I enjoyed the plot but not the two main characters. They seemed week to me. The book is not complex just a simple love story but was a fun read.

Donna D rated it ★★★★☆

July 11, 2016

Loved this book This book was so hard for me to read at times since the main character lost her father in the same way I did. The parts that dealt with his death were hard. When I first started reading the book it was hard to get into, mostly because I wasn't sure I wanted to relive my father's de...

Madeline rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 12, 2017

I just can't read anymore of this drivel. 50% it's all I can take. The book should be over by now but keeps going on and on. The descriptions of"my daddy" and "my mammy" were terribly repetitious. Hearing about"mammy's soft hands" one more time after she scrubs the entire house and washed the clo...

Brittany rated it ★★★★☆

November 17, 2017

A lovely story set back in the late 1950's about two people from different countries who are brought together in Ireland. Both unexpectedly fall in love with one another quickly and plan their whole lives out. But something unexpected happens and shakes all their plans. It also tells the story of...

Celeen rated it ★★★★☆

August 26, 2017

This love story begins in 1950s Ireland and alternates to modern day. An American GI and an Irish girl meet in Ireland when he is stationed there - sparks fly as their relationship develops into love. Their time together is cut short when he is sent back to the US. They have plans to reunite and...

Barb rated it ★★★☆☆

August 04, 2017

3.5 stars. This story was based on real events. I didn't know we had a Marine base in Ireland. The author did a good job of keeping my attention as the events went between the late 50's and 2010. I thought the 37 years old protagonist was immature for her age. If I didn't know her age I would hav...

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