Deeply affecting, utterly devastating & overwhelmingly sad!
Oh my goodness…..I don’t think a book has ever affected me and my emotions in the way that this one has. It was definitely an excellent read but a tough one that made me feel a little down and depressed, even finding it a little hard to shake that feeling while I was absorbed in this book.
KELEGEEN by EILEEN O’FINLAN is a haunting, shocking, emotional and heart-wrenching tale set in Ireland in 1846 during the potato famine. The amount of pain, sorrow and suffering was extremely tangible and absolutely devastating to read about. Only knowing minimal information about this part of history really affected and impacted me as a reader.
EILEEN O’FINLAN delivers an atmospheric, compelling and important read here that I am so glad that I read. Even though it was a difficult book for me to read the characters and their strength, love and courage definitely shined through and helped me to get through this book.
Cover: Hauntingly beautiful! The sadness and pain that emanates from her eyes on the cover definitely depicts this storyline well.
Title: I can’t say that this title intrigued me or enticed me to read this book but it is a meaningful and fitting representation to the storyline.
Writing/Prose: Poignant, captivating, and straightforward.
Plot: Emotive, eye-opening, interesting, affecting, unforgettable and distressing.
Ending: Satisfying and hopeful.
Overall: Even though it was a difficult book for me to read I am so glad to have had the chance to read this book and learn more about Ireland’s history. Would recommend!
Thank you so much to Eileen O’Finlan for gifting me a copy of this book to read.
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