Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

by Sarah-Kate Lynch
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Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch

Set on a small Irish dairy farm, this tender and funny debut novel follows two lost souls as they try to carve out new lives amid a colorful cast of characters reminiscent of those in the hit film Waking Ned Divine. Abby has been estranged from the family farm since her rebellious mother ran off with her when she was a small child. Kit is a burned out New York stockbroker who's down on his luck. But that's all about to change, now that he and Abby have converged on the farm just in time to help Corrie and Fee, two old cheesemakers in a time of need. Full of delightful and quirky characters--from dairy cows who only give their best product to pregnant, vegetarian teens to an odd collection of whiskey-soaked men and broken-hearted women who find refuge under Corrie and Fee's roof--BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS is an irresistible tale about taking life's spilled milk and turning it into the best cheese in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759528130
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 177,259
File size: 392 KB

About the Author

SARAH KATE LYNCH is a journalist, former columnist and editor of the New Zealand Women's Weekly. Lynch, a third generation New Zealander draws on her ancestral West Cork, Ireland, roots in Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, her second novel.

HEATHER O'NEILL has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway plays. Her audio narration credits include Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, The Accidental, Field of Blood, and The Dead Hour.

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Blessed Are the Cheesemakers 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this story quite a while ago. Years even. And still I remember how whimsical and magical it was to read. If you are a fan of Alice Hoffman and the fairly new author Sarah Addison Allen then you will LOVE this book. Although the story could be quite sad it never is. Her upbeat way of telling what happens makes your mouth water for some cheese. I must tell that while reading this story my husband who works on hvac and also commercial refrigerators and freezers was sent on a job to fix a refrigerator truck. A delivery truck for cold items. Because they were so afraid the cheese would just go bad they gave an entire box (big box) full of gourmet imported cheeses to my husband to bring home. Brie, Swiss, Gorgonzola, St. Andre, Havarti, etc. And so I was very much spoiled whilst reading this extraordinarily magical book that seemed to have leaked into my real life with the cheese! A MUST READ! (for fans of this type of story)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Such a great book, I recommend it to everyone. So much whimsy and still based on the age old story of seeking love. Great, great, great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful, magical, captivating. Loved this story so much I went out the next day and sent a copy to my mother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful book which captivates and amuses. The characters are completely engaging and the coincidences which bring them together lead to a wonderful culmination. It makes me want to learn cheesemaking!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting book. It was a bit slow until all the people came together, but once it does, it is a most enjoyable book. I enjoyed the several twists that occurred.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blessed are those who read this enchanting and delightful volume. Each chapter begins with a charming account of cheesemaking. The characters are well-developed and believable. Lynch adroitly weaves rural and cosmopolitan settngs, along-side old values and current-day problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story of how fate brought lives together to rhis small cheesemaking operation in Ireland. It was a bit slow to start until all the pieces started falling into place, but once i was hooked, I couldnt put it down. I loved the quirky humor and the overall kindness ofthe characters. Highly recommend!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In County Cork, Ireland, Joseph ¿Corrie¿ Corrigan and Joseph ¿Fee¿ Feehan produce the internationally famous Coolarney Blue cheese. However as the two Josephs age, they worry about their company¿s future. So they decide to embark on successor planning.

Corrie has not seen his granddaughter Abbey in almost a quarter of a century. Currently, she feels abandoned by her womanizing preacher of a spouse spouting the word to natives on a Pacific Island. She knows she needs a change of scenery from her locale and more from her ripping her skin for some alleged sin husband.

On an Atlantic island named Manhattan, alcoholic Kit Stephens has lost his way since his wife and child died. Recently he also loses his stockbroker position. He needs a change of scenery to start over. Fate enters the mix and soon Abbey and Kit meet at the Coolarney cheese factory.

This cheesy romance is amusing due mostly to the geezers, the cows, and the cats serving as interesting secondary characters. Abbey and Kit seems like nice people, but both sing the blues until they meet each other and see in the other a second chance. Throw in the magic of Eire leading to the audience singing along to the Sound of Music.

Harriet Klausner