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Pull of the Yew Tree by Pauline Toohey is a wonderfully compelling read which defeated the efforts of my anti-reading kitty to get me to stop. Her beautiful prose fits both the period and the very engaging characters she created.
Pauline’s skillful melding of fiction with historical events provided a captivating journey back in time to Ireland under the 7th Earl of Kildare. She paints such clear visuals with her words that the reader experiences the political and emotional power struggles, deceptions, and betrayals of the times, not just as historical events but also through the impact on her characters.
Pauline’s characters will remain in your thoughts long after the book is finished.For anyone who enjoys historical fiction or is partial to Ireland, I would highly recommend this book.