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TLC Book Tours: 69. The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri...

June 29, 2010
Today's TLC Book Tour is for a charming and lyrical book by Heather Barbieri--The Lace Makers of Glenmara.

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heather barbieriAbout the Author:
Heather Barbieri is half-Irish. Her paternal ancestors left counties Donegal and Tipperary after The Great Famine and worked in the coal mines of Eastern Pennsylvania before settling in Butte, Montana. Her impeccably dressed maternal grandmother was a descendant of a lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria and instilled an avid interest in fashion in her granddaughters. Barbieri’s first novel, SNOW IN JULY (Soho Press), was selected as a Book Sense Pick, a Glamour magazine “Riveting Read,” and a Library Journal Notable First Novel. Before turning to writing fiction full-time, she was a magazine editor, journalist, and film critic. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and three children, and is currently working on her third novel. Find her online at

Title: The Lace Makers of Glenmara
Author: Heather Barbieri
ISBN-13: 9780061721557
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2009
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon

drey's thoughts:
Kate Robinson has lost her mother, her boyfriend, and her fashion show was a flop. So she takes time off to clear her head--and heart--and decides to visit Ireland. Ending up in the seaside village of Glenmara, Kate finds herself bonding with the local women--and learning the art of lace-making. Before long, Kate has the group combining talents to explore ways of keeping a centuries-old craft alive.

But not everybody in Glenmara loves Kate. The local parish priest is up in arms over the lace-makers' new projects. And one of the women is leery of Kate's charms and ideas. 

The Lace Makers of Glenmara weaves a compelling tale of women and friendship, loss and love, and how sometimes things do work out, even if not quite how you'd expect it to. Pick this one up for an enjoyable and leisurely read.

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent

Challenges: 100+


bermudaonion said...

This sounds charming! I love books set in Ireland.

Becky said...

I so loved this book and have passed it along to many of my friends. I'm glad to see another great review!

drey said...

It definitely was a nice way to while away a few hours. :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the perfect book for a lazy, rainy weekend! Glad to see you enjoyed it - thanks for being a part of the tour.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

This book was a pleasure to read (I put it on my 2009 favorites list!).

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