Friday, November 11, 2011

Review: The Pub Across The Pond by Mary Carter

About the book:
“Sometimes leaving home is the only way to find where you belong….” 
Carlene Rivers is many things. Dutiful, reliable, kind. Lucky? Not so much. At thirty, she’s living a stifling existence in Cleveland, Ohio. Then one day, Carlene buys a raffle ticket. The prize: a pub on the west coast of Ireland. Carlene is stunned when she wins. Everyone else is stunned when she actually goes.

My Thoughts:

When I read the synopsis of The Pub Across The Pond I knew that I had to read it....a young woman, living in Cleveland, Ohio wins a pub in Ireland.  I live outside the Cleveland area and am not Irish but I enjoy reading about Ireland and Irish fiction. The Pub Across The Pond is a delightful, fun read that will take you from the states to the coast of Ireland to experience the beauty and culture of the Irish. Carlene is trying to find her way in life, her purpose so to speak after losing her mother at a young age and helping her father who has secrets untold about her mother. I enjoyed this story full of wonderful, quirky characters as well as romance and the backdrop of the beauty of Ireland. 

Check out this wonderful Book Trailer about The Pub Across The Pond:

MARY CARTER is a freelance writer and novelist. The Pub Across the Pond is her fifth novel with Kensington. Her other works include:  My Sister’s Voice, Sunnyside BluesShe’ll Take It, andAccidentally Engaged.  In addition to her novels she has written two novellas: A Very Maui Christmas in the best selling anthology Holiday Magic, and The Honeymoon House in the best selling anthology Almost Home. She is currently working on a new novel for Kensington.
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Thanks to Pump Up Your Book! for providing a copy of the book for review. 


  1. I want to read it!!! I'm with Kathy!

  2. Something great happens to someone from Cleveland? I definitely want to read it :)

  3. Sounds like a great book Bonnie!!

  4. Sounds like a lovely read - thanks for posting.

  5. I like the idea behind the book! I always wanted to go to Ireland!

  6. I think this one sounds wonderful!! Loved your thoughts on it and the shortened review..perfect!!

  7. Ooh, this one sounds so good! Glad you enjoyed it so much. Wonderful review!!


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