Tag Archives: Sheila O’Flanagan

WWW Wednesdays (26th Jan 2011)

26 Jan

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme held over on Should Be Reading. To play along just answer the following questions 😀

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading Four Play by Fiona Walker. I’ve actually been reading this for a week, my reading mojo having gone a bit AWOL 😦 I’m enjoying this book a bit more now, to start with the amount of characters in it was overwhelming and i still cannot understand how some of them fit in with each other. Hopefully i will get this finished in the next couple of days.

 

What did you recently finish reading?

Only the one book in a week 😦 This was Isobel’s Wedding By Sheila O’Flanagan. I really did not like this book. For me the ending really really ruined it. It seemed to against everything Isobel wanted in the book and was justifying. Unfortunatly i think this book has contributed to my loss of mojo.

 

 

What do you think you will read next?

The next book I’m going to read is Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. This is for the February reading Circle over on the Book Club Forum which ive wanted to take part in for a while and its also on some of my reading challenge lists.

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Isobel’s Wedding – Sheila O’Flanagan

19 Jan


Synopsis – Four hundred and twenty pearls hand-sewn onto the wedding dress. The Mediterranean honeymoon booked for months. A pile of presents bigger than Everest. And her lovely Tim, the most perfect bridegroom a girl could wish for. Except, two weeks before the wedding, he changes his mind… Isobel’s wedding is off.

Her world in tatters, Isobel turns to Spain, a new job, a new life and as many men as she can decently manage. Including the very appealing Nico with whom, she feels, there could be a long-term future. But part of Isobel knows that she will have to go back home some day. And that, despite all that has happened since she left, she still has unfinished business…

My Thoughts – I’ve just finished this book and i have to say i am so so so disapointed. I was really enjoying the plot line, was so  happy that i thought that they were getting on again and then [spoiler]Isobel left tim at the alter, after everything that tim put her through. I just thought that they would live happily ever after. I was a huge let down to the book and has really disapointed me.[/spoiler]

Other than that, i was really enjoying the book and thought it was well written.

Rating – 2/5 (purely because of the ending)

Sheila O’Flannagan Books!

18 Jan

Connections – Sheila O’Flanagan

30 Oct

 

Synopsis – In this enchanting collection of warm, poignant and romantic interlinked short stories Sheila O’Flanagan transports her readers to the Caribbean island resort of White Sands, where visitors arrive hoping their dreams will come true – which they sometimes do.

In touching, poignant and delicious tales of life by the ocean, Sheila introduces some of the most likeable and interesting characters she’s created. There’s Tara, who’s arrived with the man she wants to marry only to find that a rejected lover is planning to get in the way; Grainne, who’s been sent with her husband by their children to celebrate their anniversary, and who thinks the time has come to move on. Rudy’s on an idyllic break with his young son which is set for an unexpected ending; and Isobel – of ISOBEL’S WEDDING – discovers her ex-lover Nico might be staying just next door. Romance is very much alive in the hot Caribbean nights…

My thoughts – This book is almost a collection of short stories about the various guests staying at the White Sands hotel. It’s quite simular to the film Love Actually with all the different caracters, however the caracters werent so interlinking as what they are in the film. It’s a chick lit book, with lots of romance. I did skip the part about isobel as it is a follow up book to Isobels wedding that is on my TBR pile and i didnt want to spoil it, so i will go back to the chapter once i have read the other book.
I thought that this book was a highly enjoyable read, once i had got into the book i couldn’t put it down. it is easy to get into and pick up when it is put down. i would highly recommend this book to anyone that hasn’t read this yet. I warmed to all the charaters, especially the ones that i didnt think i would. there were lots of twists and turns to the various stories that kept me guessing til the end of each chapter. i would love to read more about the charaters if their was any follow up books. I already have some books by this author on my TBR pile and i would love to read more as this book was so enjoyable.