"A highly enjoyable sequel to MULLIGAN STEW"
Sequels are my very favorite books to read,
especially ones where I felt a bond with the characters. I
enjoyed MULLIGAN STEW so much that I eagerly awaited the
sequel. Needless to say, it is well worth the wait.
Maggie Mulligan has gotten her teaching degree and
now has no place to teach. She's come home to Ballybronagh
but every time she goes to Caislean Dubh, she feels
uncomfortable. She settles in at the Mulligan cottage even
though her family wants her to live at Caislean Dubh.
Nick Desmond, an ex-New York cop, only wants
justice for his father's murder. He knows that Angelo
Fazzini had something to do with it. He gets an unusual job
offer from a mysterious woman whom he later finds out is
Angelo Fazini's mother. It seems she kidnapped her
granddaughter when she was just a baby and put her in a
convent-run school in Ireland. Now Erin is eleven and Mrs.
Fazzini needs to disappear, and reappear with a whole new
identity. This is where Nick comes in. He's to be their
bodyguard when they move to Ballybronagh, Ireland, and buy
a small cottage.
Nick meets Maggie and they are instantly drawn to
each other but both hear ancient voices and see a ghost
couple. Then the trap starts closing in on everybody. An
ancient wrong must be righted before all will be well in
Ballybronagh. Can Nick and Maggie work together to right
this wrong once and for all?
Not only was this an absolutely fascinating
but also we got to visit all the beloved characters that we
first met in MULLIGAN STEW. The taste of Ireland is so
strong in this book that I devoured it in one gulp. It is
my fervent hope that Deb Stover will revisit Ireland over
and over again.
Kathy Boswell © March 2003
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Posted November 1, 2006