Young heir Richard Lynche is suffocating. Between his father's disgust and mother's plunge into drug-induced lethargy, his only solace are the arms of the new maid, Eveleen. Yet, mounting pressures give rise to chillingly ominous visions. Richard must destroy his parents' chokehold and create a life with Eveleen whilst maintaining his sanity. He will eradicate the torture. Whatever it takes.
Aroon is a cauldron of old-fashioned Irish stew. Spiced heavily with Downton Abbey, sprinkled with Shakespeare's Hamlet and a dash of The Godfather's Michael Corleone, it explores the underbelly of life during the Protestant Ascendancy.
|Publisher:||M.B. Gibson Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)|
About the Author
Several short stories and creative nonfiction pieces were published in magazines and anthologies, one which resulted in a second Pushcart Prize nomination. A middle grade story, The Least of These, was honored as a finalist in PNWA's Children's Literature category.
Gibson dedicated over three decades to teaching adolescents everything from literature to mathematics to conflict resolution. She passionately believes in the value and dignity of every human being, which she's carried from her classroom to the pages of her books.
After raising three headstrong daughters, she lives the quiet life with her husband in rural South Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Despite all the horrific stories Eveleen's father told her of the wicked ways of the noble and rich, she goes to work as a maid for them anyways. She meets Richard Lynche, the master's son. He's perfect. Well, until he starts seeing visions which lead him to only one option - he must kill someone. The story takes a crazy twist and suddenly you don't know who is good and who is bad. What a fascinating tale this is! (Do I sound like Yoda?) Let's start with the cover, though. Gorgeous, right? Then, there are the characters. They are so well developed and just pull you right in. As events happen in their lives the characters develop just as one would expect them to do. It was beautifully done! The historical research was obviously well done as well. I couldn't stop reading this book. There were also other smaller story lines going on between different people who worked in the house and friends and family of the family who live at the house. You know Downton Abbey and how there are multiple story lines going involving all the characters and they all end up tying in together and it's just beautiful? Well, that's kind of how this works as well. A lot of it makes me think of Downton Abbey in the way it is told. The story is completely different though. Oh! Another thing. The author writes some of the dialogue with a dialect. Have you ever tried reading a dialect and struggle to try and figure out how the words are supposed to sound or what the word actually is? Well, you shouldn't have that problem with this one. I read it with ease and in my mind imagined the brogue as s/he spoke. It was very well done and researched. Now, for content, this is definitely an adult book. There is minor cussing and it's clean, but it does contain grown up situations. There is adultery, drugs, and rape. It is handled well and vital to the story and the characters. For full review, go here: http://bit.ly/2f26Yog