Chips in a Bag by Margaret Kelleher
Romance, Suspense, Fiction
Prodigy Gold Books | June 19th, 2018
Thirty years ago Clodagh Kenny met James Murray in Brandon Lodge and they fell hopelessly in love. When something happens to tear them apart, Clodagh moves to London to get away from James. Now it’s thirty years later and Clodagh is back in Ireland with her friend David who buys Brandon Lodge only to make it look like it did those many years before. Clodagh is now a successful businesswoman and is opening a knitting shop in Brandon Lodge only to find out later than James Murray himself with also be working there. Will Brandon Lodge be enough to bring them back together, or will it take more to bring them full circle?
First of all, let me just say that I loved the way this book was written. There are so many different characters in this book, but they all play a part in the story. Each character’s point of view is marked by their name in the chapters before you read what’s going on with them and their role in that part of the story. I had never read a book like this before so I found it quite interesting. At first, I thought it might make things confusing because there are so many characters, but it did the opposite. I felt like I understood more of the story because it was written this way.
Let’s talk about the character’s first —
All the characters were great, because of how this book is written you get to know all the characters better than you would if it was written like a normal book. Clodagh and James are definitely the two main characters, but all the characters are very important to the story. I don’t want to go too much into detail because I don’t want to spoil anything, but there are definitely some characters that help the main characters get to where they need to be.
I can honestly say that story took a 180 from what I thought was happening. Again, I can’t tell you what I thought was going to happen because that would ruin the story for you. I will tell you that even if it had ended the way I thought it was going to it still would have been a great read. I enjoyed reading this book very much and would love to read more from this author. Her writing is very to the point and just descriptive enough to set the scene, which is what I like. I don’t like authors that get too wordy if that makes sense.
All in all, this was a great story. It had romance, deception, and lots of relationships. Brandon Lodge seems to match-making powers, bringing together what seems to be a great group of people. I also really liked the fact that most of the story takes place in Ireland so the way the characters talked was a little different than what I am used to reading. Anyone looking for a light romance, easy to read novel, should definitely read this.
Thank you, Laura, for an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review.