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Through Streets Broad and Narrow
Through Streets Broad and Narrow | Gemma Jackson
6 posts | 3 read | 3 to read
On the first day of 1925, Ivy Rose Murphy awakes to find her world changed forever - her irresponsible Da is dead. When Ivy's mother deserted the family, Ivy found herself the sole financial support of her Da and 3 brothers. A chance meeting at the city morgue introduces Ivy to a new world, a world of money and privilege.
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This was a feel-good, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps rags to riches story. It‘s a good story with many interesting characters. But it‘s a fairy tale. Even when things go wrong they ultimately go right. Reading it you must realize no one is ever in any real peril despite the horrid, backbreaking poverty. When it could feel so real, it just doesn‘t. If you can accept this overly innocent view of the world, then it‘s a terrific read.

umbrellagirl I‘ve got the song stuck in my head now! 2w
Texreader @umbrellagirl There‘s a song? You have me mighty curious! 2w
umbrellagirl Yes, the title is from the Molly Malone song. https://www.irish-expressions.com/molly-malone-lyrics.html 2w
umbrellagirl They used to sing it at the rugby sometimes. 2w
Texreader @umbrellagirl That‘s a very cool fact! Thanks for sharing! 2w
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This author has no subtlety. The poor mc is so extraordinarily poor, the wealthy mc extravagantly so, beyond believability. So when the author introduced an angry character, she‘s off the charts mad compared to the reasons for her anger. To make it readable, I‘m trying to accept this style as her way of showing caricatures of “poor,” “wealthy,” “anger” instead of believable characters, even though I‘m sure that‘s not the intent.

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These two ebooks are free today on Amazon.

Tamra Thanks - the tagged book is calling me! 1mo
Texreader @Tamra Sure! They both look pretty good and have lots of good reviews 1mo
Tamra Okay, how ridiculous is it that I already purchased it last year??? 🙄😜 1mo
Texreader @Tamra I think it says a lot about the book! 1mo
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No, she wasnt! You just showed me the exact opposite of that! Aaarggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

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Eh, for feck sake, if this weren't a book club title, I'd DNF it after chapter three. The cliches are plentiful, and poorly used. If I see the word "cronies" one more time I'll scream. It feels like a first draft that was never edited or revised.

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I'm honestly surprised how much I enjoyed this story. This was a free eBook and the books from this vendor are usually a 50/50 chance of being awful. I can't wait to start the next one and continue the journey. It had touches of 'My Fair Lady', but it was well written and I was able to really identify and attach myself to the main characters. If you're looking for a fun read about an industrious lady in 1925 Ireland then, this one is for you!