The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen – Blog Tour Review.



About The Book

You can take the small-town girl out of the big city – but can you take the big city out of the girl?

Job. Flat. Boyfriend. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Aisling (seems) to be winning at life. But life has other ideas.

Fired. Homeless. Dumped. Tick. Tick. Tick.

When everything comes crashing down around her, moving back in with her mam seems like a disaster.

But might returning to her roots provide the answers Aisling’s looking for?

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. Aisling was a character I liked a lot in the previous book and I liked her even more after this follow-up. She is still naive but is much stronger and as the novel progresses she uses all her little idiosyncrasies to gain focus in her life.
There is humour but I also found it a darker and more poignant read. Her relationship breakdown was upsetting but also heart warming. I could picture them easily trying to come to terms with their decision. The warmth and openness of her personality is more evident. The devotion to her family, friends and many other people she has known for years.
The more intimidating side to the novel had me suspecting various individuals. I’m not revealing if I was correct, you need to read it. It’s a very convincing part to the storyline and shows that these authors can write different types of fiction.
I finished this book wanting more. I want to know more about life in the Irish town and it’s brilliant community.

Aisling Blog Tour

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