- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: 5 Spot (April 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446570117
- ISBN-13: 978-0446570114
About the Author
Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland. She has lived in the US, Canada, Africa, and Europe. In 2002, Roisin won the Tivoli Write a Bestseller competition with her first novel, The Daisy Picker, which was subsequently followed by Putting Out Stars. Roisin is currently based in Limerick. SEMI-SWEET is her sixth book. (2009)
I actually just noticed this book in Costco (Canada) for under ten dollars which is a great deal for a book just issued a few weeks ago. It had been previously released in the UK and now is being offered in Canada and the United States. As a devotee of all things sweet I must say that the cover grabbed my attention right away!
I am reviewing the Net Galley ebook version provided to me by Grand Central Publishing's Five Spot division. What a delightful novel. Warning...I dreamed about cupcakes all night last night and woke up with the desire to find the perfect strawberry cup cake recipe online...I think I did, I'll have to try it out this week. I enjoyed the different people populating this novel and the felt their emotions as they moved through the events of their lives. I felt it was a very relevant modern chick lit novel. It is probably the first novel that I've read that was set in Ireland in some time. I was cheering for Hannah the whole way through the novel. And for her best friend Adam as they both were searching for love and happiness. I felt Alice's pain and wished that Leah could have seen into the future when she began the deceit that ended up spinning Hannah's world in a different direction. And of course Leah ended up doing a Hannah a huge favour....intrigued...you need to read this novel about the trials, tribulations and loves of the people of Clongarvin.
There is a reading group guide provided at the end of the novel.
Highly recommend this delightful novel which is the first of Roisin Meaney's to be released in North America.