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Another man’s child by Anne Bennett

I’m back with another book review and one that I have literally just finished reading.

Set in Ireland in 1920, “another man’s child” starts off telling the tale of what life was like for a farmers daughter growing up at that time. The character Celia is so sweet and innocent that I instantly felt like I wanted to both be her friend and protect her. She soon finds a bit of happiness that due to her fathers stubbornness, she is about to loose forever. Encouraged by her sister Nora, she has a decision to make about whether to loose the man she loved or leave the country that had always been home.

The story then takes a unexpected twist and Celia and her love Andy are soon separated. It is a separation that due to misunderstandings and male pride, take longer than necessary to rectify. Through sadness, becomes happiness but only after a few truths have been told and in the end, things work out just fine.

I would love to see a sequel to this story because it feels like it isnt quite finished and that there is another chapter to the story. I’d love to know what happens next to the two sisters and have felt so connected with them, that I feel like I’m alongside them every step of the way. For me, that is something that I have always found Anne Bennett has a gift for, drawing the reader into the story.

It is not until the end of the book that I realised that the story was based on a true one and that Anne had basically just given the story a much different ending. To think that people had actually gone through this makes me appreciate even more the morale of the story and that is that you should choose your own happiness and love, for nobody can choose that for you.

19 thoughts on “Another man’s child by Anne Bennett

  1. This is amazing story, I like these type of stories and it seems that I’m going to add it to my list of reading.

  2. This is an interesting novel to read. The main character sounds like a very lovely person. Reading your review also makes wanna be both- be her and the person who protects her. Tq for sharing your review.

  3. Thank you for sharing the book review. My wife loves historical romance. I will definitely tell her about Another Man’s Child

  4. This sounds like an interesting read, especially if the ending is such that you’re now hoping for a sequel! And the fact that it’s based on a true story makes it even more intriguing. Might have to add this to my TBR wishlist now šŸ™‚ Lisa x

  5. That’s a really interesting premise. The cover art is really inviting too. I’ll have to check it out.

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