The Care of Goats and Ghosts

Kindle The Care of Goats and Ghosts I had the honor to review yet another of Sharon Burch Toner s very worthy mysteries in the Maggie McGill series And as in her previous books of which there are

Kindle The Care of Goats and Ghosts I had the honor to review yet another of Sharon Burch Toner's very worthy mysteries in the Maggie McGill series. And as in her previous books of which there are 7, the reader is treated to a satisfying tale well told. The author has an elegance of writing that I enjoy. Her stories are clean, interesting and fast-paced. There is enough excitement and danger to keep readers engaged. In their latest adventure the mother-daughter team of Maggie and Allie McGill travel to Ireland in search of their roots to see if a family legend about an Irish ancestor with a castle are true. But they find so much more. Along the way they make new friends, meet up with old ones, encounter foes, and visit a mysterious island that is at the heart of the story. "There's this castle, Ballybeoc in the west of Ireland, and just across a wee bit of sea is an island, they call it Inish Beoc, where there once was a grand monastery, where ancient monks had collected a great treasure." Pervading this book as in all the others is the warm, close relationship between Maggie and Allie. "Allie gave her mother a loving smile. Even in the tough times…..Allie never doubted Maggie's love or her own for her mother. It was as if on a subliminal level, they had negotiated an unspoken contract to eliminate any power struggle and be together with equal power."The charming soft Irish lilt was ever present as one would expect of a book set in Ireland as the locals talk about the "wee folk" and such. Phrases like " sure and there's no great hurry" or "sure and I should have known it" or any sentence prefaced with "sure" adds to the authentic voice. And what better Irish names than Mathair, Eamon, Liam, Darragh, Neala. Not to be dismissed are those tiny Irish goats who save the day when danger threatens.This is an ambitious work as it chronicles events that took place in the 800 's, a love story in the 1800's, another one during the First World War, tying them convincingly to the present, with a satisfying conclusion to the story.This is a story that deals not only with mysteries but also with family dynamics, sadness, joy, plus poignant love stories. I wholeheartedly recommend it. . The Care of Goats and Ghosts is Book As a psychotherapist, Maggie McGill often had dealt with the ghosts of past deeds and past influences on her clients, perhaps a domineering mother or an abusive father She seen the actions of these long gone people haunt her clients and their issues Now in Ireland, she wonders if there are other types of ghosts, as well Maggie and Allie explore their family history andAs a psychotherapist, Maggie McGill often had dealt with the ghosts of past deeds and past influences on her clients, perhaps a domineering mother or an abusive father She seen the actions of these long gone people haunt her clients and their issues Now in Ireland, she wonders if there are other types of ghosts, as well Maggie and Allie explore their family history and find so much The monastery island, peaceful and green, waits for the pure of heart to discover its secrets Maggie and Allie discover beauty, peace and, of all things, goats It is idyllic until Maggie must face a deep fear She and Allie confront a mystery that deepens into even greater dangers.. Sharon Burch Toner is the author of the Maggie McGill Mysteries series This series of lighthearted mystery adventures features a mother daughter team, Maggie and Allie McGill The two strong, independent, and resourceful women romp through their mysterious and frightening adventures with grace and an enduring joie de vivre that serves them and the reader well.Sharon Burch Toner s Irish grandmother gave her a lifelong appreciation for a story well told Her love affair with books began at age six when she discovered the public library in her small town From that young age, she proceeded to devour any printed material that crossed her path After a life as mother, psychotherapist and spiritual explorer, writing is her retirement occupation She says that for her writing is as necessary as food and shelter.She lives with her two feline roommates in southern California. Good Book The Care of Goats and Ghosts I want to thank you very much for the book. This is the first time I have tried out this author and definitely better than I expected. Sharon is a very good writer and is able to keep the flow of the different characters in this book. I love that it is also based in Ireland. I also like it that her chapters are short and it was easy to jump from one character to the next. I am also glad I did not know till near the end of the mystery instead of knowing what is going to happen in the middle. I am definitely looking forward to her new book in 2016. It was my pleasure to read this book.

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  1. Sharon Burch Toner is the author of the Maggie McGill Mysteries series This series of lighthearted mystery adventures features a mother daughter team, Maggie and Allie McGill The two strong, independent, and resourceful women romp through their mysterious and frightening adventures with grace and an enduring joie de vivre that serves them and the reader well.Sharon Burch Toner s Irish grandmother gave her a lifelong appreciation for a story well told Her love affair with books began at age six when she discovered the public library in her small town From that young age, she proceeded to devour any printed material that crossed her path After a life as mother, psychotherapist and spiritual explorer, writing is her retirement occupation She says that for her writing is as necessary as food and shelter.She lives with her two feline roommates in southern California

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  1. I want to thank you very much for the book This is the first time I have tried out this author and definitely better than I expected Sharon is a very good writer and is able to keep the flow of the different characters in this book I love that it is also based in Ireland I also like it that her chapters are short and it was easy to jump from one character to the next I am also glad I did not know till near the end of the mystery instead of knowing what is going to happen in the middle I am defin [...]


  2. I had the honor to review yet another of Sharon Burch Toner s very worthy mysteries in the Maggie McGill series And as in her previous books of which there are 7, the reader is treated to a satisfying tale well told The author has an elegance of writing that I enjoy Her stories are clean, interesting and fast paced There is enough excitement and danger to keep readers engaged In their latest adventure the mother daughter team of Maggie and Allie McGill travel to Ireland in search of their roots [...]


  3. Charming setting, pleasant characters, good details, plenty of action The narrative does not flow, and the point of view is choppy The solution to the mystery isn t provided in the story, and the text needs a lot of editing Suspense does not build, and details of the family tree are not credible Good character sketches, and the historical details are accurate I received this book in a giveaway.


  4. Loved it This was my first book by this author, and I will definitely be reading by her in the future The characters were awesome, the setting was great, the mystery was one that is not quickly solved all in all, it was a really good book.




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