The Lace Makers of Glenmara PDF ç The Lace PDF/EPUB

The Lace Makers of Glenmara PDF ç The Lace PDF/EPUB


  • Kindle Edition
  • 304 pages
  • The Lace Makers of Glenmara
  • Heather Barbieri
  • English
  • 09 January 2016

10 thoughts on “The Lace Makers of Glenmara

  1. joyce g joyce g says:

    Lovely sadness coupled with joy and hope


  2. Erin Erin says:

    Wow This book was not good Barbieri takes pretty much every stereotype about Ireland and the Irish and populates her story with them There's the little village that time forgot filled with uirky but adorable locals and an overbearing priest There's the American with a tragic past who stumbles into their midst and is immediately treated like family because the Irish are the friendliest people in the world dontcha know? There's the hunky but brooding love interest who can't open his heart due to a dark secret in his past It is RIDICULOUS All of it First of all the heroine Kate is one of the worst written protagonists I've ever encountered She talks like she just stepped out of 1890 not contemporary Seattle There's nothing modern or fashionable about her and yet we're expected to believe she's this cutting edge fashion designer back home Uh sure She has no ambition no direction absolutely nothing in her life that makes her interesting She's perfectly happy to sit around Glenmara all day sewing lace with women twice her age and not thinking at all about what she's going to do with her future Why would the reader care about her? Answer they don't The love story is ridiculous and forced I can't figure out why anyone would be attracted to Kate to begin with but the uiet Man rip off proceeds anyway Some of the Glenmara ladies are likable enough and it is their cares and concerns that really propel the story but the eventual conclusion to the book is so thoroughly preposterous that it just made me groan Really? The lace underwear is SO spectacular that international news stations pick up the story and suddenly the product is in incredible demand all over the globe? Tourists pour into town dying to get a look at some freaking lace underwear? Are they aware that lace underwear is available at pretty much every mall in every city in the world? It's all so insulting to a reader's intelligence This book was a huge disappointment


  3. Jean Jean says:

    I so enjoyed reading this book I did not want to put it down but I did not want it to end The friendships the joys the sorrows the love it was all there I hope to read by Heather Barbieri


  4. Melissa Melissa says:

    Once upon a time not so long ago an American guy left an American girl The girl took off to Ireland seeking solace She hitchhiked like that happens a lot in the 21st century and camped around the country and one day wandered into the tiny town of Glenmara She immediately was taken in by a widow and accepted as a member of the local lacemaking group and by the townspeople with 2 exceptions She also immediately met a very handsome man So besides the girl the guy and the widow you have the woman with breast cancer the woman who is abused by her husband and the woman whose teenage daughter hates her Sound like something you've read before? Probably so only this is the Irish version Sorry but I think I'd rather have a Guinness It would be less disappointing


  5. Courtney Courtney says:

    I received this book through a GoodReads giveawayI had a lot of trouble actually getting through this book While there are some good ideas here the writing just didn't do it for me I didn't feel very in touch with the characters; they seemed rather flat to me and prone to strange emotions Kate losing her mother's necklace and not seeming to care much; Aileen is jealous of Kate after only a few days despite Kate not interacting much with Bernie I was also frustrated by all of the telling that went on when there was finally some action it wasn't very active I wanted to see it put together better so that while reading I got some hints and pieces instead of big chunks of stories dumped in my lapI didn't hate the book but I think it could have worked much better REad it for yourself and decide


  6. Caroline Niziol Caroline Niziol says:

    I was drawn to The Lace Makers of Glenmara because I hoped to find details of lace making; it's one of the crafts I've explored the least However this book focuses on relationships romantic and friendly than on the handiwork itself In this contemporary finding oneself themed novel the jilted Kate backpacks around Ireland and stumbles up on a postcard perfect Irish town complete with cheery older women convivial old men a suspicious and legalistic priest rolling hills a village pub and a handsomely rugged and heartbroken artist This last character re awoke my inherent bias and suspicion against romance novels It's not that Kate's love interest is impossible to imagine rather he's easy to conjure up because the tortured soul archetype has been overplayed in too many novels Kate is likable enough though she lacks the depth and character development devoted to the other women in the lace group Overall I think this novel will really appeal to the romantics in the world but it wasn't my cup of tea


  7. Agatha Agatha says:

    Novel Aspiring seamstress Kate from Seattle flees to mother Ireland after her mother dies from cancer and her fiancé Ethan leaves her She travels around the romantic wilds of the West until she is taken under the wings of a local ladies' lace making guild in the tiny town of Glenmara The ladies Bernie Aileen Moira Oona and Colleen teach Kate the old ways of making Irish lace and she in turn shows them how to incorporate them into modern designs Will she or won't she fall for local bachelor about town Sullivan Dean? And will the little village of Glenmara itself find a place for itself in the modern world while still retaining its Irish ness Catholicism and character? You may like this book if you like Maeve Binchy However in the end this one wasn't really to my tastes I did enjoy the author's rich language and lush descriptiveness but I did not care for the in my opinion predictability and stale storyline


  8. extraordinary ordinary whimsy extraordinary ordinary whimsy says:

    Most books arrive to my home after I have sought them out But some books find me They arrive uite by accident Looking for a home or someone to share their story with Labor Day and now The Lace Makers of Glenmara both came to me this wayWhat it is not It's a not a neat little love story about finding Mr Perfect in the Emerald Isle Even though there is one ruggedly handsome fellowWhat it is A really honestly beautiful thoughtful story about loss pain joy and finding friendship and the place you belongThis story marvelously and uietly weaves mourning friendship and just a touch of magic


  9. Bloomin’ChickJo Bloomin’ChickJo says:

    I can't say enough about this novel It enchanted me right from the start through the finish Funny heartbreaking relate able transportive A glimpse of my heritage in the present Wonderful


  10. Brandy Brandy says:

    I loved the fellowship of all these different women coming together to build a new friendship help someone learn a new skill and take new chances Parts of it were sad but there was joy too


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The Lace Makers of Glenmara❮PDF❯ ✯ The Lace Makers of Glenmara ⚣ Author Heather Barbieri – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Charmingly wry yet evocative with details and descriptions both telling and vivid” —Boston Globe “This hopeful comforting novel is a testament to the power of taking chances and starting fresh a Charmingly wry yet evocative with details and descriptions Makers of Kindle Ò both telling and vivid” —Boston Globe “This hopeful comforting novel is a testament to the power of taking chances and starting fresh and a reminder that life can bring joy after sorrow — Miami Herald From the author of Snow in July comes The Lace Makers of Glenmara a “charming moving story written with The Lace PDF/EPUB ² a delicate touch” Joanne Harris as a struggling young fashion designer journeys to Ireland to mend a broken heart and helps a group of local lace makers change their lives—and her own Fans of the strong feminine voices of contemporary Irish literature such as Maeve Binchy Nights of Rain and Stars Tara Road and Cecilia Ahern PS I Love You Where Rainbows End Lace Makers of PDF ↠ will fall in love with The Lace Makers of Glenmara.


About the Author: Heather Barbieri

The author of three novels The Cottage at Makers of Kindle Ò Glass Beach Harper The Lace Makers of Glenmara Harper and Snow in July Soho Heather Barbieri has been awarded fellowships and international prizes for her short stories Before turning to fiction full time she was a magazine editor journalist and film critic Heather is half Irish Her paternal ancestors left counties The Lace PDF/EPUB ² Donegal.


10 thoughts on “The Lace Makers of Glenmara

  1. joyce g joyce g says:

    Lovely sadness coupled with joy and hope

  2. Erin Erin says:

    Wow This book was not good Barbieri takes pretty much every stereotype about Ireland and the Irish and populates her story with them There's the little village that time forgot filled with uirky but adorable locals and an overbearing priest There's the American with a tragic past who stumbles into their midst and is immediately treated like family because the Irish are the friendliest people in the world dontcha know? There's the hunky but brooding love interest who can't open his heart due to a dark secret in his past It is RIDICULOUS All of it First of all the heroine Kate is one of the worst written protagonists I've ever encountered She talks like she just stepped out of 1890 not contemporary Seattle There's nothing modern or fashionable about her and yet we're expected to believe she's this cutting edge fashion designer back home Uh sure She has no ambition no direction absolutely nothing in her life that makes her interesting She's perfectly happy to sit around Glenmara all day sewing lace with women twice her age and not thinking at all about what she's going to do with her future Why would the reader care about her? Answer they don't The love story is ridiculous and forced I can't figure out why anyone would be attracted to Kate to begin with but the uiet Man rip off proceeds anyway Some of the Glenmara ladies are likable enough and it is their cares and concerns that really propel the story but the eventual conclusion to the book is so thoroughly preposterous that it just made me groan Really? The lace underwear is SO spectacular that international news stations pick up the story and suddenly the product is in incredible demand all over the globe? Tourists pour into town dying to get a look at some freaking lace underwear? Are they aware that lace underwear is available at pretty much every mall in every city in the world? It's all so insulting to a reader's intelligence This book was a huge disappointment

  3. Jean Jean says:

    I so enjoyed reading this book I did not want to put it down but I did not want it to end The friendships the joys the sorrows the love it was all there I hope to read by Heather Barbieri

  4. Melissa Melissa says:

    Once upon a time not so long ago an American guy left an American girl The girl took off to Ireland seeking solace She hitchhiked like that happens a lot in the 21st century and camped around the country and one day wandered into the tiny town of Glenmara She immediately was taken in by a widow and accepted as a member of the local lacemaking group and by the townspeople with 2 exceptions She also immediately met a very handsome man So besides the girl the guy and the widow you have the woman with breast cancer the woman who is abused by her husband and the woman whose teenage daughter hates her Sound like something you've read before? Probably so only this is the Irish version Sorry but I think I'd rather have a Guinness It would be less disappointing

  5. Courtney Courtney says:

    I received this book through a GoodReads giveawayI had a lot of trouble actually getting through this book While there are some good ideas here the writing just didn't do it for me I didn't feel very in touch with the characters; they seemed rather flat to me and prone to strange emotions Kate losing her mother's necklace and not seeming to care much; Aileen is jealous of Kate after only a few days despite Kate not interacting much with Bernie I was also frustrated by all of the telling that went on when there was finally some action it wasn't very active I wanted to see it put together better so that while reading I got some hints and pieces instead of big chunks of stories dumped in my lapI didn't hate the book but I think it could have worked much better REad it for yourself and decide

  6. Caroline Niziol Caroline Niziol says:

    I was drawn to The Lace Makers of Glenmara because I hoped to find details of lace making; it's one of the crafts I've explored the least However this book focuses on relationships romantic and friendly than on the handiwork itself In this contemporary finding oneself themed novel the jilted Kate backpacks around Ireland and stumbles up on a postcard perfect Irish town complete with cheery older women convivial old men a suspicious and legalistic priest rolling hills a village pub and a handsomely rugged and heartbroken artist This last character re awoke my inherent bias and suspicion against romance novels It's not that Kate's love interest is impossible to imagine rather he's easy to conjure up because the tortured soul archetype has been overplayed in too many novels Kate is likable enough though she lacks the depth and character development devoted to the other women in the lace group Overall I think this novel will really appeal to the romantics in the world but it wasn't my cup of tea

  7. Agatha Agatha says:

    Novel Aspiring seamstress Kate from Seattle flees to mother Ireland after her mother dies from cancer and her fiancé Ethan leaves her She travels around the romantic wilds of the West until she is taken under the wings of a local ladies' lace making guild in the tiny town of Glenmara The ladies Bernie Aileen Moira Oona and Colleen teach Kate the old ways of making Irish lace and she in turn shows them how to incorporate them into modern designs Will she or won't she fall for local bachelor about town Sullivan Dean? And will the little village of Glenmara itself find a place for itself in the modern world while still retaining its Irish ness Catholicism and character? You may like this book if you like Maeve Binchy However in the end this one wasn't really to my tastes I did enjoy the author's rich language and lush descriptiveness but I did not care for the in my opinion predictability and stale storyline

  8. extraordinary ordinary whimsy extraordinary ordinary whimsy says:

    Most books arrive to my home after I have sought them out But some books find me They arrive uite by accident Looking for a home or someone to share their story with Labor Day and now The Lace Makers of Glenmara both came to me this wayWhat it is not It's a not a neat little love story about finding Mr Perfect in the Emerald Isle Even though there is one ruggedly handsome fellowWhat it is A really honestly beautiful thoughtful story about loss pain joy and finding friendship and the place you belongThis story marvelously and uietly weaves mourning friendship and just a touch of magic

  9. Bloomin’ChickJo Bloomin’ChickJo says:

    I can't say enough about this novel It enchanted me right from the start through the finish Funny heartbreaking relate able transportive A glimpse of my heritage in the present Wonderful

  10. Brandy Brandy says:

    I loved the fellowship of all these different women coming together to build a new friendship help someone learn a new skill and take new chances Parts of it were sad but there was joy too

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