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The Yellow House

By: Patricia Falvey
Narrated by: Sarah-Jane Drummey
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The Yellow House delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life.  

She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

©2009 Patricia Falvey (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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I enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end

I enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end .I can’t wait to read another novel of Patricia Falvey
you won’t go wrong by getting this book. i love it.

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My first Patricia Falvey novel

Great Irish historical fiction.
Main character well-developed.
Lots of good supporting characters.
The love story dragged on a bit too long.
Overall, a good story.
I will read another Patricia Falvey novel again in the future.

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Very disappointing

The author is good at providing context and drama, but the characters were ultimately one-dimensional and didn't really experience any personal growth because of their struggles. Everything just got nicely wrapped up at the end due to circumstance, not because the protagonist learned from her past and made better choices. The heroine, Eileen, is extremely prickly, immature, defensive and unlikeable throughout the book. I wanted to become invested in the characters, but it never happened because they were never fully realized as human beings.

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loved it great story and I'm sad its over!!

loved it
narrative was great, one of those stories that your sad when it ends.

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Possibly the most disappointing book...

I struggled to finish this book. I have no idea why I even bothered. I found it poorly written, with a ridiculous story. And BORING1 The main character was completely unsympathetic, and unbelievable. I guess the narrator did the best she could with the material she was given to work with, but her narration was uneven, and accent painful to listen to.