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Monday, October 10, 2011

The Pub Across The Pond

Living in America, do you ever wonder what it would be like to own an Irish Pub? Well that is the premise behind the latest book by Mary Carter, The Pub Across The Pond.

As the song goes, Ronan McBride was a rambler and a gambler, although he was never a long way from home. I can't tell you what it was that made the birds go absolutely mental over him, except that he was over six feet and had all his hair. Let's just say he had his pick of chickens in our little town, not to mention a hen or two who would have liked to sink their beaks into him. His father had left the pub to him when he past away even though in heavenly retrospect, I bet James, his father, wishes he would've just left it to the girls.

Ronan was the biggest gambler, but Joe, his uncle, a businessman and teetotaler, was well suited to take him on. It was hard to believe they were related. Joe ran the general shop next door and hardly ever set foot in the pub. In the center of the table lay a massive pile of crumpled bills. They were out of cash and had switched to using bingo chips. It was never suppose to get up this high - it was five-thousand when it came down to just the two of 'em, and Joe was willing to keep the pot as it was but Ronan had to push it.

He had four aces. Two on the deal, and two more sweet babies on the draw. It was a sure winner. He almost felt sorry for his uncle. But when his uncle put down the keys to his shop, Ronan felt obligated to put up the keys to the pub. Maybe Ronan was taking unfair advantage of an old fella. A straight flush was the only hand in the world to be a four aces. If Joe wasn't bluffing, he probably had a high straight at best, and when they both laid down their hands, that's exactly what Joe had. Ronan's face wasn't the only thing that was flush.

Now he only had thirty days to find a way to raise one hundred thousand euros or his family's pub would become the latest tanning bed in Ireland. His sisters decide that American's are foolish enough to want to spend $20 to purchase a raffle ticket to own an Irish pub. They feel that not only will they raise enough money but even more. They just hope the person who wins isn't looking to come to Ireland to own it, but that's exactly what Carlene Rivers decides to do. She is stunned when she wins, but everyone else is stunned when she actually goes...and that's where this novel goes.

I received The Pub Across The Pond by Mary Carter compliments of Pump Up Your Book Tours and Mary Carter for my honest review. I loved the way she wrote this novel. The dialogue is so precise you can hear the Irish accent in your head as your reading it. This is an adorable romantic fiction that will have everyone wishing to visit Ireland, head to a pub and order up a pint! I rate this a 5 out of 5 stars and can't wait to pick up more books from this author. She truly made you feel a part of the story from the very first page, you will laugh out loud at times and find some warmth and romance even tucked inside. I LOVED IT!

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The Pub Across The Pond by Mary Carter

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