Monday, December 1, 2008

(109) Apart From The Crowd by Anna McPartlin

I was off three days last week for a Holiday Trip "home". I had a backpack full of books to read while in the comfort of my Step-Dad's recliner.
And then I got sick.
I still am fighting the crud, but I do feel a little better, but not much. I missed work yesterday in an effort to kick it to the curb. Getting sick during the holidays is not possible for a Retail Manager. *sigh*
Apart From The Crowd is another book to feed my Irish obsession. The book tells the story of Kenmare. A small village in Ireland. Full of inhabitants that have lived there all their lives. At the center of the book is Mary, Sam, Penny, & Ivan. Sam is the newcomer to the village, but is quickly made to feel like one of the family.
They all have "stuff" they are dealing with. Some of them deal with it better than others. But they get through with the help of each other. And in the process they learn a lot about themselves & what they want from this life.
Apart From the Crowd is not your typical chick lit. It is a well written novel with great character development. You feel as if you are a part of the community. And it is a wonderful place to be.


Lisa Mandina said...

Sorry to hear you're sick too. I haven't quite gotten over mine yet either. Sounds like a good book.

Wingnut said... are the best. This book blew me away. I fell completely in love with the characters. The fact that there was a West Wing reference was too good for words! You have not steered me wrong with your recommendations...thank you!

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

I am glad that you enjoyed the book!

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