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Review: The Transatlantic Book Club: A Novel (Finfarran Peninsula #5) by Felicity Hayes-McCoy



Blurb from Goodreads:
Distance makes no difference to love...  

Eager to cheer up her recently widowed gran, Cassie Fitzgerald, visiting from Canada, persuades Lissbeg Library to set up a Skype book club, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the US town of Resolve, home to generations of Finfarran emigrants.

But when the club decides to read a detective novel, old conflicts on both sides of the ocean are exposed and hidden love affairs come to light. As secrets emerge, Cassie fears she may have done more harm than good. Will the truths she uncovers about her granny Pat's marriage affect her own hopes of finding love? Is Pat, who's still struggling with the death of her husband, about to fall out with her oldest friend, Mary? Or could the book club itself hold the key to a triumphant transatlantic happy ending?

The Transatlantic Book Club continues the stories of the residents of the Finfarran Peninsula and introduces readers to new characters who they will surely fall in love with.
My Review:
 
I liked this book probably slightly better than the first in the series but these can absolutely be read as stand-alones.  I am interested now in going back and reading the interceding books, which I didn't even know existed until I started this one and saw the list on GR.  This book made me want to travel to Ireland as did the first in the series but I felt even more a sense of place and loved the characters in this book than the first.

The Transatlantic Book Club comes out next week on November 10, 2020 and you can purchase HERE.  You can read my review of the first book in the series HERE.
Pat Fitz had a wedding dress of ivory-coloured poplin with a fitted bodice, a gored skirt, and a stiff net petticoat. She'd made it on a sewing machine bought with the savings from the summer she'd spent in the States the year she left school. There was a lace inset at the neckline but otherwise the dress was plain, except for the row of pearl buttons down the back. Her veil was sheer nylon, anchored by a band of artificial roses she'd bought in a place called Blanche's Bridal Bower, and brought home in her hand luggage wrapped in layers of tissue paper. 

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