At the end of the Great War, the residents of Springfield Terrace, Dublin, celebrate the return of local hero Jack Harte and his boyhood friend Barney. None is more overjoyed than Jack’s wife, Julia – though her friend Sarah, woken to another world by service at gracious Glenivy House, is already dissatisfied with the Terrace and feckless Barney.
Dublin in the wake of the Easter Rising has become a place of spies, factions and secrets – a world that offers plenty of scope for Sarah’s ruthless ambition. But even clever Sarah has not foreseen the tragedy she will precipitate . . .
Throughout the 1920s and ’30s, the women of Springfield Terrace support each other through poverty and loss, hope, hardship and disaster. But it will take a new generation to heal the bitterness of Sarah’s betrayal . . .
This is the first book i chose to read from my post And Then There Were Two…
Unfortunately i am unable to give my perspective on this book. About 85 pages in, there was a rather descriptive sexual encounter, which as i have said, is not to my taste. Therefore i have not continued reading this book in the chance that there will be more.
Let’s hope that not all the books she lent me turn out this way!