A Sudden Gift of Fate: A Gift for Readers

Connie McKinney By Connie McKinney, 25th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3dvoeuin/
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A Sudden Gift of Fate" is the sequel to "The Cyber Miracles" and another page-turner. This book takes readers on a journey from Ireland to Upstate New York's Finger Lakes region. Here's a peek between the pages.

A Brief Overview of the Book

Maeve Kenny is back for another round of adventures in "A Sudden Gift of Fate," the sequel to "The Cyber Miracles,"
This book begins in Ireland where Fergal and Bridgeen, two other characters from the first book, have just gotten married. The newlyweds received a surprise gift: the chance to manage a winery in Upstate New York's Finger Lakes region for Fergal's cousin, Colm.
Published in 2009 by author Mary Pat Hyland, the book takes readers on a rollercoaster ride from Ireland to New York state. This is the second in a series of three books which started with "The Cyber Miracles." The third and final version of the three-part story wraps up with "A Wisdom of Owls."

Irish References

Just like "The Cyber Miracles," this book is also chock full of references to Ireland, Irish culture and Irish phrases. Maeve and her boyfriend, Andy Krall, travel to Ireland to attend the wedding of their best friends: Fergal and Bridgeen Griffin. Chapter one takes readers on a virtual tour of some of Ireland's most beautiful spots including the Cliffs of Moher.
Some characters gather for a Seisun or musical jam session inside Irish pubs. When they've had a long day, they get knackered or very tired. Hyland includes a translation of Irish phrases at the end of the book.
One of Hyland's greatest strengths as a writer is on full display in chapter one: her ability to put readers on the scene. Readers can see the Cliffs of Moher, feel the breezes from the sea and smell rashers (Irish bacon) frying in a pan for breakfast.

Suspense and Twists and Turns

Next, the action shifts to Upstate New York's Finger Lakes region famed for its winemaking. Once again, readers will be able to see the sun sparkling off the lakes, hear the starlings flying around the vineyards and touch the bottles of wine. Again, Hyland can make it feel like you're really there with the characters.
Meanwhile, Andy and Maeve undergo a separation. Andy, who was paralyzed in a car accident, travels to Europe for experimental cell therapy in the hopes of walking again. Will their relationship survive the separation?
There is more suspense along the way. Will Fergal and Bridgeen be able to manage the winery? Will the grape crop survive an early frost? Will the couple be able to cope with a new family member?
The answers to these questions can be found by reading the rest of the book. I highly recommend the book and think you will really enjoy it, too.


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author avatar Delicia Powers
26th Jun 2013 (#)

A fantastic review, I have promised myself to do more reading this summer, and this will go on my list...thanks Connie...

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
26th Jun 2013 (#)

a great review Connie..thank you so much....

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