Guest #Book #Review by @TheAranArtisan of Dancing to an Irish Reel by @CFullerton3


I’m very grateful for the opportunity to share my book review on Lit World Interviews.”

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Melissa Gillan Review of Dancing to an Irish Reel

Dancing to an Irish Reel by Claire Fullerton – A book review

Dancing to an Irish Reel by Claire FullertonOh to be twenty-something again, but this time with the same intuitive sensibility as Hailey Crossan, the heroine of this fictional story.

That thought crossed my mind many times while reading Claire Fullerton’s novel, Dancing to an Irish Reel. I had the pre-decided notion that I would relate personally to Hailey’s experience being that, like her, I’m an American woman involved with an Irish gentleman. Relate I did, but not where I expected to. Our relationships are as different as our personalities and the same goes for the men in our lives. So I reread the book with no expectation or comparison and it won my heart over.

What I most connected with were the references to western Ireland geography, weather, language, and societal mores — they are impeccable. I could nearly hear the distinct Connemara blas…

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  1. I’m so thrilled to read your review of “Dancing to an Irish Reel” on your blog, for I am such a big fan of all of your posts. Thank you so much for your clear and insightful review. And while I have you, the picture at the top of this page is perfect! I’m wondering if you painted your window ledges orange to match the pumpkins!

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    • I’m equally thrilled to have you visiting my blog Claire. Your book was such a pleasure to read and review. I really appreciate your letting me know how you feel about it.

      The house was going to be trimmed in either bright pink or orange and the family voted for orange. It’s the only orange house on the island so it feels extra special and is easy to give directions (that and the big tunnel in the front garden). Looks especially nice this time of year, St. Patrick’s Day, and anytime Ireland is playing and our flags go up. Maybe someday you’ll get to visit in person. Xx


  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve just ordered Dancing to an Irish Reel on my Nook! Will start reading tonight. Your review has intrigued me to read this book. I have not lived but visited Ireland and looked up relatives places of birth so I am sure some places in the book will sound familiar.

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