Saturday, July 29, 2017

Grounded Hearts


If you're looking for a good -- actually really good -- reading choice for your summer reading, please put Grounded Hearts  at the top of your list. I especially enjoy historical fiction and have read many books set during World War II, but the setting -- Ireland -- and the characters and plot make it an absorbing book.

Nan O'Neil is a widowed midwife in neutral Ireland who gives shelter to a wounded Canadian RAF pilot. Taking in Dutch Whitney is against the law and Nan faces prison for this act. I will avoid any plot spoilers, but the story drew me and kept me reading. I especially enjoyed the scenes of life in Ireland during the war and the characters who are part of Nan's life. It's a romance, and an unusually sweet one, a historical novel and a story of faith. I am hoping that there will be a sequel. Please, Jeanne M. Dickson!

On a different note, the summer is flying by. I know it always does, but I blinked and realized that September is barely a month away. I love the autumn but I'm not rushing pumpkins and leaves. I've got a few more beach days to come and there are a lot of summer veggies -- sweet corn at the top of my list -- to savor. Here's to a quiet afternoon on a porch, iced tea or coffee by my side and a good book.

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a good weekend. Happy reading!  



 

12 comments:

Susie said...

Buttercup, I think I would love this book..as I love stories taking place in Ireland or England. Thank you for this tip. Hope you are loving your summertime in the big city. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Terra Hangen said...

Buttercup, I trust your recommendations and this looks like a good one.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Sounds good! Thanks for the review! Hugs, Diane

Paula Kaye said...

I am not usually big on romance novels but this one does sound good!

TARYTERRE said...

sounds like a good read. thanks for the recomondation.

Elaine Sipos said...

Thanks for recommending.

Pam said...

Thanks for the review! It sounds like a good read, I love reading books that are set in Ireland. Thanks!

Dee said...

Dear Carol, thanks for the book tip. I, too, enjoy historical novels about WWII and I'll look at our library website to see if I can get on a list for the book. Peace.

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds like a good book. Kelly has gone back to teaching two weeks ago here and Andy starts as a junior tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by - My computer had a big glitch in it. So i joined your blog again!
Love, sandie

Ann said...

If I lived by you I would love to sit with you on your porch and drink ice tea!!Discovered roots in Ireland so I know I'd love this book. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Ann

Jeanne Dickson said...

Thank you, Buttercup, for your wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Grounded Hearts. And thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in reading my novel. Blessings, Jeanne.

Danielle L Zecher said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I love World War 2 fiction, so I will definitely check this out.