Jenny Rose

Jenny Rose

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The death of her Aunt Dierdre brings Claire Breslinsky back to Ireland, where old loves and family secrets will resurface around Jenny Rose, a charming, creative, attractive girl of seventeen

Blackwell North Amer
When Mrs. Breslinsky's sister Bridget dies in a fire, the family must send a representative to the funeral in Ireland, and Claire is elected. (Sure, Dad answers to a Polish name and so do his offspring, but Mom has her roots planted firmly in the Auld Sod.) With some relief, Claire leaves the two children with her possibly philandering husband and is off to Ireland.
It's another world - the beautiful green fields, the country village, the lilting speech, the quirky aunts and uncles and cousins, even the local animals. Claire is already dizzy from the shock her mother gave her just as she was leaving. Mary Breslinsky confessed that the reason Claire's older sister, Carmela, was given th special "treat" of accompanying her mother on a visit to Ireland as a teenager was so that she could give birth in secret to the baby she was carrying.
That baby, Jenny Rose, raised by her Aunt Bridget, is now an almost-woman, a wildly independent person, and an artist of enormous talent and promise.
Claire, made lightheaded by the sights and sounds and people, also finds a personal temptation of her own. Film director Temple Fortune, with whom she became infatuated in Germany a few years earlier, is living in a nearby seaside town. Shaken by husband Johnny's attentions to a neighbor woman, far from her parents and sisters, Claire finally has a chance to turn her fantasies into reality. Should she?

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& Taylor

The death of her Aunt Dierdre brings Claire Breslinsky back to Ireland, where old loves and family secrets will resurface around Jenny Rose, a charming, creative, attractive girl of seventeen.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312208998
0312208995
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 22 cm

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