The Lady of Galway Manor by Jennifer Deibel: Book Review
About the book:
Title: The Lady of Galway Manor
Author: Jennifer Deibel
Release Date: February 1, 2022
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
“Deibel deftly weaves fascinating details about Irish history and culture into the plot of her latest sweetly romantic love story.”–Booklist
“A classic boy-meets-girl story that packs a powerful punch.”–Library Journal starred review
In 1920, Annabeth De Lacy’s father is appointed landlord of Galway Parish in Ireland. Bored without all the trappings of the British Court, Annabeth convinces her father to arrange an apprenticeship for her with the Jennings family–descendants of the creator of the famed Claddagh Ring.
Stephen Jennings longs to do anything other than run his family’s jewelry shop. Having had his heart broken, he no longer believes in love and is weary of peddling the “lies” the Claddagh Ring promises.
Meanwhile, as the war for Irish independence gains strength, many locals resent the De Lacys and decide to take things into their own hands to display their displeasure. As events take a dangerous turn for Annabeth and her family, she and Stephen begin to see that perhaps the “other side” isn’t quite as barbaric and uncultured as they’d been led to believe–and that the bonds of friendship, love, and loyalty are only made stronger when put through the refiner’s fire.
Travel to the Emerald Isle for another poignant and romantic story from the enchanted pen of Jennifer Deibel.
Jennifer Deibel has such a wonderful way with words. She has once again drawn me into a historical setting where I wish I could stay forever. Her broody hero and feisty heroine are a perfect match for each other, and even though I know there should be a happily ever after, I nearly chewed my nails to the quick worrying over Stephen and Anna. I loved the detail and the thought put into the rings that Stephen makes and enjoyed the lush imagery of the setting that transported me to a world I’d never experience without this book. Absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed reading through these characters’ problems and seeing the gradual shifts and changes through their actions. Add in the societal discriminations and you have a story that goes straight for the heart. I received a copy of this book through RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.