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The Yellow House: A Novel
by Patricia Falvey

Published: 2011-02-07
Paperback : 368 pages
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THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working ...
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THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life.

She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

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  "the yellow house"by Carolynr (see profile) 03/07/19

3.5
you can read the summary for yourself. The characters can be annoying at times -- i do agree with some of that criticism. And you want to shake Eileen and make her realize what is goin
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  "the yellow house"by bhale (see profile) 06/26/14

 
  "Story wraps you like a warm blanket!"by DaniCaraveo (see profile) 01/09/13

Our book club discussion on this book was very interesting as many had ties to Ireland. The story typifies the time and place and although, a tad predictable, it was a great read.

 
  "The Yellow House"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 04/01/11

Really enjoyed the story of the birth of Northern Ireland. Rich with characters, suspense, religion, rolling hillsides, traditions and love. A little slow to start but found it truly engaging once past... (read more)

 
  "The Yellow House"by mstuhan (see profile) 09/15/10

Nice story but fairly predictable and a little too "all-sewn-up." Main characters a little flat and slightly underdeveloped but the author has serious potential in this department and does human interaction... (read more)

 
  "The Yellow House"by kldupont (see profile) 08/22/10

Really enjoyed the book. Period story of early 1900's and Ireland fighting for freedom. Enjoyed the description of small villages, wool mills, Irish family life. Good story and romance.

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