A Dance in Donegal

A Dance in Donegal

All of her life, Irish-American Moira Doherty has relished her mother's descriptions of Ireland. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira decides to fulfill her mother's wish that she become the teacher in Ballymann, her home village in Donegal, Ireland.

After an arduous voyage, Moira arrives to a new home and a new job in an ancient country. Though a few locals offer a warm welcome, others are distanced by superstition and suspicion. Rumors about Moira's mother are unspoken in her presence but threaten to derail everything she's journeyed to Ballymann to do. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends--and the strength of Sean, an unsettlingly handsome thatcher who keeps popping up unannounced--as she seeks to navigate a life she'd never dreamed of . . . but perhaps was meant to live.

Jennifer Deibel's debut novel delights the senses, bringing to life the sights, sounds, smells, and language of a lush country and a colorful people. Historical romance fans will embrace her with open arms.

Title:A Dance in Donegal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780800738419
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    A Dance in Donegal Reviews

  • Madison Warner Fairbanks

    A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibal Historical fiction with a touch of romance. A debut novel.School teacher Moira travels in 1920 to a small village on the southern coast of Ireland where her mothe...

  • Jocelyn Green

    Journey to the Emerald Isle with A Dance in Donegal! With an authenticity born of having lived in Ireland herself, the author deftly paints a lush landscape, colorful customs, and memorable characters...

  • Rachel McMillan

    from endorsement: Jennifer Deibel’s debut is a hallmark of atmospheric and immersive writing. Her obvious passion for Ireland is a deft brush stroke against a lush green canvas. Featuring a strong h...

  • Heather Wood

    "A man who lives only for himself is a man with few convictions.""In Him, there was never a promise of no grief on this side of heaven, but there was always the promise of joy. And she would await tha...

  • Deanne Patterson

    Beautiful and atmospheric descriptions. I can appreciate the authenticity of this book due to the author having lived in Ireland herself. Having ancestry that has come over to America from Ireland I w...

  • Sarah Sundin

    Rich in atmosphere, deep in meaning, and sweet in nature. Jennifer Deibel’s A Dance in Donegal captivated me. Moira’s courage and compassion and Sean’s solid strength make them endearing charact...

  • Susan Snodgrass

    A lovely debut novel that carries the reader to Ireland in 1920. Moira Doherty makes the journey to Donegal to take up a teacher position after her mother dies at their Boston home. She is enamored of...

  • Natalie Walters

    Author Jennifer Deibel sweeps readers away in her debut novel, A Dance in Donegal, and I enjoyed every single page! With attention to detail only someone intimately familiar with Ireland, Ms. Deibel p...

  • Brittany

    As I read this novel, I felt transported to Ireland in the 1920’s. Seeing things through Moira’s perspective as she tried to navigate a people who held rigidly to traditions and superstitions was ...

  • Melissa

    I wanted to love this book. A historical set in Ireland?? What's not to love? Unfortunately for me the story fell flat. Moira wasn't my favorite as a leading lady, so there was a disconnect there for ...