My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Date read: March 25 – 28, 2017
4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars
THE ANGEL OF INNISFREE by PATRICK F. ROONEY is an epic, awe-inspiring, and a powerful Historical Fiction Romance novel that had me totally engrossed and savouring every moment while I was reading this book.
I found both the cover and the title of this book to be appealing and very fitting which draws you right into this breathtaking and wonderful tale of enduring love.
THE ANGEL OF INNISFREE has us following along the story of Elizabeth Reilly and Brian O’Rourke told in their own points of view set over a 50 year period beginning in Ireland, 1848 to the satisfying and heartwarming conclusion in New York of 1898.
I haven’t read too many books that takes us on such a journey through time and this part of history which includes the Irish Potato Famine, the invention of the telegraph, the Underground Railroad, the American Civil War, President Lincoln, slavery, concert halls, and some other events and people that were influential in history from this time period. This is what I really enjoyed most about this novel because while I was reading I was also learning about these important events in history.
I really liked the author’s writing style, narrative, and how the storyline was delivered as I was entertained and interested to the very end. The writing is simple and easy to understand with all the history that was included in this novel.
To sum it all up it was an insightful, moving, steady-paced, and an enjoyable read with a satisfying ending. Would recommend!!
Thank you so much to the author for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review!