Twillyweed

Twillyweed Searching for her birth mother an Irish girl comes to Long Island and stumbles upon a terrible secretOne of the first things Claire Breslinsky loved about Johnny was that he never even glanced at her

  • Title: Twillyweed
  • Author: Mary Anne Kelly
  • ISBN: 9781504016674
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Searching for her birth mother, an Irish girl comes to Long Island and stumbles upon a terrible secretOne of the first things Claire Breslinsky loved about Johnny was that he never even glanced at her sister Carmela had always been the glamorous one, but Johnny only had eyes for Claire the frazzled, world traveling photographer who solved mysteries in her spare time OnlySearching for her birth mother, an Irish girl comes to Long Island and stumbles upon a terrible secretOne of the first things Claire Breslinsky loved about Johnny was that he never even glanced at her sister Carmela had always been the glamorous one, but Johnny only had eyes for Claire the frazzled, world traveling photographer who solved mysteries in her spare time Only when their marriage fell apart did Claire learn that Johnny avoided Carmela because they d had a clandestine fling in high school When Carmela discovered she was pregnant, she fled to Ireland, where she left her daughter to be raised by her eccentric spinster aunts Now Johnny is gone forever but Claire s niece is coming home.Jenny Rose Cashin arrives from Ireland to take a job as an au pair in a fading Long Island resort town, hoping to reconnect with her long lost mother But something evil lurks in the quiet beachside residences of Sea Cliff There is a killer on the grounds of this strange art colony, and Jenny Rose will need all the help she can get from her aunt Claire to uncover the truth and stay alive.

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    1. Twillyweed by Mary Anne Kelly is a 2015 Mysterious Press Publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I confess I am unfamiliar with this series and so was not aware there were four other installments in the Claire Breslinsky Mystery series. Even so, I had no real indication this was not a stand alone as the author quickly got me up to speed on the events that have led us all to this juncture in Claire's life. Claire is now divor [...]

    2. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this book at first. It seemed to be a family saga although I was expecting a mystery. However the characters were very engaging and the descriptions of people and places were very captivating. Eventually however, a murder occurred as well as other convoluted events which made the story even more interesting.Looking at the cover and the bits at the end it appears that this is not the first mystery involving the narrator of part of this boo. I think I need to [...]

    3. REVIEW: TWILLYWEED by Mary Anne KellyTWILLYWEED is a lyrical and poetic novel holding at its core mysteries--of the past, of the present. The sleepy art colony on Long Island is home not only to reclusive and eccentric artists, but also harbors a killer. Into this mix arrives a young Irish-born lass in search of her roots, taking work in the enclave so she can search out her birth mother, who when pregnant left Long Island for Ireland, depositing her newborn with the mother's aunts. Such a past [...]

    4. E tutti vissero felici e contenti. Twillyweed, dal nome della dimora avita di una famiglia americana di origini irlandesi, è uno di quei giallettini carini nel quali la solita signora di mezza età ma ancora piacente si ritrova a risolvere il mistero dopo aver interpretato tutto al contrario. Quindi la ricchissima famiglia che ha assunto sua nipote è in realtà una banda di poveracci che vivono praticamente della carità e del senso di colpa di chi, in un incidente, ha reso invalido il fratell [...]

    5. Filled to the brim with interesting, at times eccentric, at times suspicious, characters, lovable animals, and with a beautiful seaside setting, “Twillyweed” will attract anyone who loves a good old-fashioned ‘whodunit’. With elements of suspense, humor, mystery and romance this is a novel which has something for everyone.My complete review can be found on my blog: Fictionophile

    6. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- [...]

    7. A Way with WordsI really enjoyed this book. The author has a way with words. Her descriptions of Sea Cliff make you want to move there tomorrow. This could take place in 1930 except for the modern conveniences. The mystery is secondary to the characters, which I like. Mary Anne Kelly could be writing literary fiction but she chose the mystery field. I will have to read her other books.

    8. An unusual book. Told from two POVs—that of Jenny Rose Cashin, newly arrived from Ireland to be a care-giver for young Wendell; and Claire Breslinsky, who happens to be her aunt. Jenny Rose has never met her mother, Carmela, who had her when she was 15. The family arranged for the baby to be raised by two Irish aunts. Mother and daughter come together on Long Island at Sea Cliff, a small community where everyone is related. Claire takes the job of cleaning a large old house—the Big White for [...]

    9. This was my first book by this author and I will read more books with Claire Breslinsky as the mystery solving sleuth. This book was like a mix of times from a bygone era and present day as lived in a Long Island seaside town. The characters were intriguing and felt like people you would know. When Claire's niece, Jenny Rose, comes to town after being raised by 2 spinster aunts in Ireland to work as an au pair so she can try to connect with her birth mother she lands into the middle of a mystery [...]

    10. This was a very interesting book and there was a lot going on. Although it initially seemed that the focus was on Jenny Kate trying to connect with her mother, who had given her up for adoption, it became so much more. I loved the characters in this book. I love how they interacted with each other. As the book went on with more twists and turns, I grew to love it more. Loved this book! :-)

    11. The beginning was a little slow but it's not a long book so it moved along. And by midway I was hooked. Of course, I didn't really guess the culprit in a timely fashion but must admit I had my suspicions; it's always the most non-obvious person! Want to see what other think when the read it.

    12. Fun and light reading ~ a mystery romance ~ had I known I wouldn't have read it. But it was fun and everyone wins in the end!

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