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I bought this Kindle Book because I loved American Dirt. The author has a fantastic ability to build her characters, draw the reader in and make the reader feel like they are there when reading it. But the plot just did not grab me like American Dirt. Majella is a new mother and not finding it easy. She finds her great great grandmother's diary, written during the potato famine in Ireland. Ginny's story in Ireland is a little more exciting than Majella's. The story line was a little too predictable. I was waiting for the twist and turn, it never happened.
The concept was interesting and I learned more about the impact of the famine in Ireland. The modern day story and characters were significantly less developed. I cared about the Irish family and Ginny's problems, I found Magella irritating and the characters she was interacting weren't fully formed.