Book Review | A Dance in Donegal

Take a journey to Ireland in Jennifer Deibel‘s debut historical romance A Dance in Donegal. Lyrical and gripping, this sweeping romance will carry you to the misty paths of Ballymann, County Donegal.

Moira Doherty has dreamed of going to Ireland, the homeland of her mother. When her mother passes away unexpectedly and Moira is offered a teaching position, she has her chance. What she finds in her mother’s hometown, however, is whispered conversations, strange looks, and a mystery involving her mother’s past.

I loved the writing in A Dance in Donegal. It’s the kind that takes a reader captive. And the characters! Sean, a certain handsome thatcher, is just perfect. I loved how Moira’s prayers just flowed naturally from her as if in conversation with God. And Colin and the two older women that take in Moira, such wonderful friends it would be a blessing to have in real life.

The plot of A Dance in Donegal is as sweeping as the tone. It covers a lot of ground and some deep topics, like forgiveness and loving one’s enemies. There are times when it is hard to read (trigger warning for abuse and loss) and I found myself echoing some of Sean’s sentiments. It makes me want to talk about the story, discuss it, and that’s something I love about fiction, the ability to explore heart-deep topics and put words to difficult topics.

A Dance in Donegal will stay with me for a long time. It’s that type of book. I’ll hope you’ll read it, too. And now I cannot wait for Jennifer Deibel’s next sweeping Irish romance!


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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