Saturday, March 5, 2016

Londonderry Dreaming (Passport to Romance) by Christine Lindsay

Acclaimed New York artist, Naomi Boyd, and music therapist, Keith Wilson, loved one another five years ago, until her grandfather separated them.

That root of bitterness keeps them apart until a letter from Keith’s grandmother, Ruth, draws Naomi to Londonderry to find she’s too late. Ruth has passed on. After the death of his beloved grandmother, Keith has also come to Londonderry only to open the door to his past . . .Naomi...beautiful as ever, the girl who broke his heart.

A mysterious painting in Ruth’s attic brings up questions about their grandparents’ entwined past and their own broken romance. More comfortable with the unspoken languages of art and music, Naomi and Keith find it difficult to share their old hurts and true feelings.

Will the majestic coastline of Northern Ireland inspire them to speak the words to bring peace to their grandparents’ memory and to rekindle love?

About The Author

Christine Lindsay writes historical inspirational novels with strong love stories, and she takes pride in her Irish roots. Her great grandfather and grandfather worked as riveters in the Belfast shipyard, one of those ships her ancestors helped build was the Titanic.

On her mother’s side, it was stories of ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in India that seeded Christine’s long-time fascination with the British Raj and became the stimulus for her series Twilight of the British Raj.

The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home where she lives with her husband, David, and they enjoy the visits from their adult children and grandchildren. Like a lot of authors, Christine’s chief editor is her cat.

My Review

Londonderry Dreaming is an example of how the past affects the present, and how forgiveness and love needs to move on.
The story opens with Keith trying to sort out his grandmother’s possessions, after her recent death, and while he is dealing with this an old love appears at the door. Apparently his grandmother had invited Naomi to come and she spend some time with her in Northern Ireland, and she has a gift for her.
There are surprises here that abound, and find some bitter individuals who try and manipulate the lives of their loved ones. This is what happened to this young couple, and the love they had for one another five years ago.
Is Keith’s grandmother playing cupid from the grave, in some ways yes, and in others she is trying to lead them down the path to Christ. Loved how she touched all of her loved ones with notes and charts before her demise, and with letters after.
This is a very quick 96-page read, with a lot packed into a few short pages. Once you pick this one up, you won’t put it down until the last page is turned. I really enjoyed this story.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Pelican Book Group, and was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Maureen, I'm so glad you liked this contemporary romantic read. It was a joy to write, and set in a beautiful place that I so enjoyed visiting.


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