Being in the choir might be fun and Molly and Emily are enjoying it, but Christopher isn't an easy man to deal with. Nobody knows he's struggling after having his heart broken. Maybe his new neighbor might bring some joy back into his life? While music binds, so much is happening behind closed doors that people who all live close to one another don't want others to know.
Will their secrets come to the surface eventually? The Street Where You Live is a beautiful fascinating story. Roisin Meaney gives her readers the chance to take a peek behind doors that normally remain closed and that's a topic I absolutely love. Her main characters are interesting and versatile, Molly and Emily are sweethearts with an unlimited amount of care and kindness to give and Christopher is edgier, he's moody and closed off.
There are several more fabulous characters and I was captivated by all of their lives. I love how Roisin Meaney alternates between them and each personality is equally interesting. Molly cleans a lot of houses, so she knows what's going on in her town very well. However, does she also know what's happening under her own roof? I loved these contrasts and was constantly surprised by Roisin Meaney's fabulous twists and turns.
Roisin Meaney has a fantastic engaging writing style. I love how she makes her characters and setting come to life. She gives the exact right amount of details and every description is spot on. She makes it easy to get to know the people she writes about through and through. I loved how the setting and the main characters in The Street Where You Live are an inextricable part of each other. The result is a gorgeous charming story filled with intrigues, entertainment and emotional scenes. The large cast includes Molly, a youngish widow whose grown-up son Philip left home suddenly some years back and has not been in touch since, and his sister Emily who has always felt the lesser of the twins and now fears being left on the shelf.
Perhaps these characters will not let Roisin go. The open ending might imply the possibility of a sequel.
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Now that would be good. Jul 13, Leona rated it it was amazing. Another wonderful book by Roisin Meaney. I've read all her books and never been disappointed. This book was brilliant and kept me interested right to the last page. I loved all the characters, my favourite one being Molly.
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This is a perfect holiday read and one I highly recommend. A reminder of how great Irish storytellers are! This gem had me hooked from the start. This is exactly what I have come to expect from Roisin Meaney, a group of disparate characters who are linked through circumstance or location. The link this time comes from the Amateur Choir that Molly and Emily are part of and then spreads to include customers at the Supermarket where Emily is a check-out girl and Christopher the choir leader is the Manager and clients of Molly's house cleaning service. The characterisation is, as always excellent, and they are living and breathing flawed peo This is exactly what I have come to expect from Roisin Meaney, a group of disparate characters who are linked through circumstance or location.
The characterisation is, as always excellent, and they are living and breathing flawed people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, The Street Where You Live, just felt much, much bleaker than the other novels I have read by this author. There are moments of romance but not much jollity along the way and although I enjoyed reading about the inhabitants of this small Irish town I did find it hard to raise even a rueful smile throughout the book. It is entertaining and it is a very good study of ordinary people doing ordinary things. The only extraordinary thing about them is quite how dismal they are, maybe the unrelenting sunshine has something to do with that - we just don't get long, hot summers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
I also found the lack of chapters to be a hindrance to reading anywhere other than from the safety of my couch. The first "chapter" is approximately half the book and this makes finding the ideal place to stop quite difficult in a "but how will I know where I was up to way" and not the preferred "Oooh just one more chapter" way. Sadly not the strongest of her tales due to how unrelentingly gloomy I found it all. I could not stop reading this book. What pulled me in where the characters.
The characters she created seem to be alive. They are all very different from each other, all dealing with the hardships life threw at them in different ways. The way Roisin Meaney writes about love in this book was the next highlight though. Love is not something mystical or something all consuming. Love is a part of everyday life, but it is still wonderful and I still wept happy tears for one or two characters when they I could not stop reading this book.
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Love is a part of everyday life, but it is still wonderful and I still wept happy tears for one or two characters when they found what they were looking for. But romance is not dominating any one character's life. They are all adults with other relationships and concerns unrelated to Romance. I also loved the ending - I won't give anything away, but the ending was perfect for me because while it was mainly positive, it was also totally believable. This is a feel good book that makes you believe that maybe some things will work out. May 12, Janette rated it really liked it.
Another fantastic book from Roisin Meaney, I loved this book. Excellent storyline with plenty of twists and turns along the way. Interesting characters who I could empathise with. Well written, the characters come to life. This is a story of friendship, family, betrayal, romance and hope. An easy book to read - perfect for a cosy afternoon on the sofa or as a holiday read. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jun 04, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. The many characters actually live in many streets. However there lives become entangled as well as some actually being neighbours. Molly as a cleaning lady ties them all together in a delightful story. Highly recommend to all.
Jul 25, Julie Spratt rated it it was amazing. This was an easy book to read. It is a tale of considences. You want the story to end to see what will happen to all of the characters as apart from Jane and Kathleeen they are all endearing. A book to read on your holidays. Meaney was an author that I had not read before but I enjoyed this so much I have now ordered some of her older books.
Apr 01, Mary Geraghty rated it really liked it. Are there enough words? Love reading your books. They epitomize all that I love about home, even though it has been a long time since I was there. The characters are wonderful and you have a lovely style of writing. Loved the characters and their interaction with each other, intentional and accidental.
I wasn't ready to leave the neighborhood when the book ended! Glad I found Roisin Meaney. Jul 17, Gill Brown rated it it was amazing.
A warm and lovely story and I love how the characters lives were interwoven even though they didn't know it. Jun 29, Marjan rated it liked it. Aardig , niet zo leuk als andere boeken die ik van haar heb gelezen. Aug 18, Sheryl Maree Akintola rated it really liked it. A delightfully lovely read.. A beaut feel good story that was completely enjoyable - a pleasure, from start to finish!
A very easy read. Sep 05, Sheree rated it liked it. Cute book with likable characters. A really nice easy read. Carol Daltymple-Kelly rated it it was ok Nov 01, Who knew that Payne Avenue was named after Rice W. Payne, whose property was confiscated after he fought in the Civil War as a Confederate major? With more than one thousand entries and over one hundred photographs, The Street Where You Live is the most complete inventory of public spaces in St. At long last this new edition—the first update since —has been revised and expanded to include neighborhoods, parks, lakes, streams, islands, bridges, cemeteries, caves, and other landmarks, as well as streets and avenues.
Learn the perfect trivial tidbit for cocktail parties, find destinations for Sunday drives, and get to know the city from pavement to park—in T he Street Where You Live , St. Don Boxmeyer wrote for the St. Paul Dispatch and St. Paul Pioneer Press for more than three and a half decades. He is the author of A Knack for Knowing Things: Paul Neighborhoods and Beyond. With more than 1, entries and more than photographs, The Street Where You Live is the most complete inventory of public spaces in St. The book is a great history of the neighborhoods where so many have grown up and where people still live today.
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